Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Here's hoping that this year has added up for you.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Dan Dan Mian

Dan Dan Mian from Ed's Potsticker House. It's an ok DDM, larger than most, but it can use a bit more flavor. Still, I always order this when I go there. Simple food that's good. A metaphor for life.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

New Road

The road in China. Miles and miles of it. The total length of highways in China will soon surpass that of the US. I wonder if there are any road shows on China TV, say the Chinese counterparts to Route 66 or Then Came Bronson. Or a bunch of young people screaming "ROAD TRIP". There has been homage paid to the motorcar in China film, my favorite being the son of a former drifting champion who delivered tofu while racing through the hills at night. His steadiness as a driver was revealed as not even a ripple of tofu could be seen as he slid around the corners.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


One shot on a camera that held only 12 shot, manual focus. None of this 8GB media card with capacity for 500 RAW images camera with 61 autofocus points - continuous AF gibberish. I took the photo and didn't think about it again until I processed the film weeks later in the US.

I spent many hours working out prints for this shot, 98% of it being burning and then more burning. It was worth it. My relatives in China often wondered what i was looking for when I walked the streets of Guangzhou. This is what I was looking for.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Taishan 1991 or 1992

Must be 1991 as I didn't go to Taishan in 1992.
The significance of the road. This is the road my grandfather was on when he left his village a century ago. He never had an opportunity to return. The same with my grandmother when she left for America. She never went back to this road though she always called the village "home".

This is also the road my mother was on when she left her village in the late 1940's. She returned once in 1988 and I had the honor of being with her and her sisters on that trip. I've made the trip several times and every time I feel that one of them should be in my place. I know that I'll go back again.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Suzhou 1992

Suzhou in 1992. I haven't been back there since then but I am revisiting this image. Mamiya 6 with 50mm, don't remember what kind of film but at this point of digital, does it matter? The same perspective seen by many thousands, a garden in Suzhou.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Moon By the Leaning Tower

Tuesday 7:30pm. 11/23/10

Friday, November 12, 2010

1914 1/2 Central St

1978? Too long ago to remember when but a lot of time was spent here, good times with my father.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Saturday afternoon, 10/23/10

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

U of C

Saturday morning 10/09/10

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Round Object

Wednesday, 10/6/10

Friday, October 8, 2010

Eva at an English Garden

Wednesday about 5:30, 10/6/10

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Monday, 9/20/10

Thursday, September 30, 2010


Sunday, 9/19/10

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Monday afternoon, 9/20/10

Friday, September 24, 2010

Two Views of Sears Tower

Friday around 5:30 pm, 9/24/10
Some say Sears, some say Willis.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Monday afternoon. 9/20/10

Monday, September 20, 2010

Samurai Armor

Monday about 4pm, 9/20/10

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Two White Jags

Sunday morning 9/12/10

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Mucca Pazza on Division Ave

Saturday around 1:30pm, 9/11/10

Breaking in a new camera to get ready for some heavy duty shoots coming up.

1. Don't shoot at auto ASA, you'll either be too low or too high for the optimum shot. Check.
2. Don't shoot at Program, you'll have no idea of the shutter speed. Check.
3. The AF is good, it's where I want it to be. Check.
4. Auto WB is ok, not great. Check.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Tuesday 4:37pm, 8/31/10

Friday, August 27, 2010

Her glass is half full

Wednesday lunch. 8/18/10

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sun Prairie Pharoah

Sunday afternoon, 8/22/10

Monday, August 23, 2010


Sunday afternoon. August 22, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Friday afternoon. 8/23/10
The hottest day of the summer

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Tuesday morning. 8/17/10

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Science Storms

Friday afternoon. 6/11/10
New exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

One Glass Full, Two Glasses Empty

Monday 5:30pm. 5/24/10 Just one quick shot, straight from the camera. Nothing arranged, it's just the last glass of lemonade left at the Honors Ceremony at the U of C last night.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Wednesday 9:30am. 5/19/10

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Saturday am. 5/8/10

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Suburban New York

Friday around 5:00pm. 5/7/10

Friday, May 7, 2010

1200 Jackson Again

Friday 8:00am. 5/7/10

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

1200 W. Jackson

Monday 3:05 pm. 5/3/10

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

Cherry Blossom

Wednesday afternoon. 3/31/10

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Monday afternoon. 4/26/10

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Horizon Line

Wednesday 9:15 4/28/10

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wednesday afternoon. 3/31/10

Monday, April 26, 2010

Clouds and concrete

Monday 9:15am. 4/26/10