Saturday, June 20, 2009

Saturday Shots: The "El"

Some shots of the "El" taken over the years in various places from Downtown to Uptown. These photos are part of my street scenes series...

Circling the Loop (Chicago), photograph, 2005

CTA (Chicago), photograph, 2003

Red Line (Chicago), photograph, 2003

Under the Tracks (Chicago), photograph, 2005

Uptown (Chicago), photograph, 2003

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Saturday Shots: Old Signage

Some shots from my old signage series...

Goldblatt's (Chicago), photograph, 2001

Alcala's Parking (Chicago), photograph, 2005

Majestic Store, (Chicago), photograph, 2001

California - detail (San Diego), photograph, 2007

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Saturday Shots: New York Photos

Birds and Bees (East Village - New York), photograph, 2009
I shot this walking through the East Village on a trip to New York last week. This was a wall next to a community garden. A great life-like stenciled image of a bird is paired with a more raw graffiti style painting of a bee.

125th Street (Harlem - New York), photograph, 2009
This was taken on a Saturday afternoon stroll with my wife and old friend Rafael through Harlem. The main drag of 125th Street is filled with street vendors and an assortment of shops. This shot was taken not far from the Apollo Theater from what I remember. Click on the image to see a larger version - check out the woman in the middle -- screaming!

Walk, Don't Walk (New York), photograph, 2009
My wife and I were walking back to the subway after a jazz show heading for a late dinner. When we came across this sign, we weren't sure what to do!

Note: My weekly "Saturday Shots" now replaces "Photo Fridays". It's much easier to post regularly on the weekend...

Thursday, June 4, 2009

New Painting: The Red Dress

The Red Dress, acrylic on panel, 12x16, 2009
This new painting, started and finished in one session, is part of my portraits series. I was aiming for a more sculpted, realistic effect while trying to keep the brush strokes loose -- giving the painting a more sketch-like, expressionistic quality.