Head Luggage

Throughout the city of Kathmandu, I saw people carrying objects with their heads. The objects were either on their heads or were supported on their backs with a strap across the forehead connected to the objects ensuring stability. I admired their strength and balance under what seemed to be some very heavy loads. No wonder…

Cave Dwelling

Our ancient ancestors lived with the land, were of the land. In this part of Turkey, they lived in caves. Some of the caves were simple while others were hills hollowed out by man to form multi-roomed, multi-storied dwellings…the precursor to the modern skyscraper. We sat in this cave, a dwelling, decorated by the ancient…

Simplicity and Complexity

The bicycle is a simple machine. My single speed eschews the gears on many modern bicycles so it embodies simplicity. In the background are massive buildings including Big John, the John Hancock building. These machines are incredibly complex. There are untold thousands of moving components to ensure the health and safety and convenience of it’s…

Conversation With Beer

One of my favorite things about street photography is the candid photos of people going about their business. In a busy city like Chicago, one has to learn to create islands of isolation in the noise and motion that is constantly ebbing and flowing. This couple was sitting adjacent to the busy sidewalk having a conversation…

Rainy Morning In The City

My 2nd MBA class was at the Keller Chicago Loop campus instead of the other Chicago campus. I arrived early, as I am prone to do, to ensure I would be able to address any situation that would deviate my desire to be at class on time. My arrival was too early to enter the…