Saturday, December 15, 2012


From my Android phone on T-Mobile. The first nationwide 4G network.

Monday, October 15, 2012


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Sunday, July 8, 2012

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Daily Etsy Contest!

I am writing today about this awesome site that promotes your etsy items and has them go head to head in the "Etsy Contest" My necklace was in it yesterday and came in 31st place not to shabby!!

You can go to the contest and submit your shop for different days! They will email you when you have been selected. Go here to see the contest :  

Here is what the contest looks like:

Go there and submit your shop, it's a great way to increase your views ans stats and hopefully get some sales!! :-)

If you make it in the contest let me know I will vote for you!!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

A day in Chicago

I spent a long day in downtown Chicago and various areas in Chicago and found some great images. please enjoy!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Full moon

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

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found art

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Barns in B/W

 I was out and about in Elburn, IL and found some kewl barns and took a few B/W shots I enjoy the feeling of B/W and the emotions it evokes

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Vintage police station

This is a real active police station in a town called Chadwick, IL. I just had to snap a picture of it! Gotta love small town life!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Let's do another BLOG HOP!! post your item (using your shop name works better than an Item) choose the image you want to appear and share the link on your blog or somewhere to get more people to see it!!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

This Link It Up Feature is also a Blog Hop Here's the rules: - You can only add ONE item from your Etsy store to the list - If you are placing this linky on your own blog, you MUST comment and leave your blog address below or your linky will be removed. - Enjoy!

Thursday, April 12, 2012


From my Android phone on T-Mobile. The first nationwide 4G network.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fancy process - Chromoscadasic

This fun process required a film shot, and dark room processing, only after you do your exposure you than do a ful light exposure (like you would a solarization) and develop with a special ammonia based developer that is really stinky.

The outcome is a neat and metallic like image that in certain light gives off a rainbow tone!! so neat!! hope you enjoy!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Found art

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Controlled burning

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Nature Time

 Some black and white shots of dying or dead trees. and barren wastelands. I love to find the beauty in the ugly of things

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Wet Plate Tintype Photography

 These are 4x5" tintype photographs. Printed on actual pieces of metal. you first have to put a film (collodion) on the metal than soak them in silver nitrate for 5 mins, than expose to light and develop.

 The are extremely fun but somewhat time consuming. Not like today's digital work! But the details are excellent and the satisfaction of taking photos and developing them yourself is like no other! The smells of all the chemicals can be a tad overwhelming but worth it!

This last image is of me with a VERY old (1920's) camera with an even older lens that can be used to take photos with these metal plates. This was the most exciting class I ever took in college, and will go and retake the course again soon, I love working in old and exciting mediums!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Window Shopping

 When I look at old buildings I always seem to start at the windows, which to m are so much like the eyes and soul of a place. peeking through to see the history and the contents within. So often I find unique treasures that I can photograph and share with others.

 More often than not I find windows like this shattered and broken. With no hope of being returned to it's former glory. It's a sad reality but also an opportunity to explore the shape and design of each window in these abandoned spaces.
I hope you enjoy these forgotten windows to the past.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Watching a city disappear

 These shots are from a small town called Rock Falls, IL . I have a cottage out there and spend alot of time shooting barns and abandoned buildings. I watched them take this building down over a 5 year period shooting images every month. Well it's officially gone :-( I came out this month and its a vacant lot. pictures to follow this week. I hope something good goes there.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Obsessed with Old Barns

 As you can probably tell from my older posts I love abandoned buildings. But nothing is more exciting to me than old barns. I love the hunt to find these old places and I love to go in them and explore. I have found so many unique things from old cars, to old tools, to wild animals!
 Barns are a way of life here in the Midwest, and sadly many of them have gone to the wayside. My hope is to share their beauty and perhaps get others out there to see these majestic buildings.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Another lost glove

Feeding a piggy


one of many shots to come!