The Bean People

Without a doubt, the best place in Chicago to people watch is at Cloud Gate more commonly known as The Bean. It has a magnetic personality that attracts people from all over the world. It seems they come to look at themselves in its mirror surface where they see themselves as if they were in…

A Girl And Her Phone

In close proximity to the man and his old dog, I saw this girl sitting alone playing with her phone. When I was her age, we had recently transitioned from rotary phones to buttons. The idea of mobile phones was future fiction. That future fiction has become current reality and people tend to be emotionally…

A Man and His Dog

I enjoy bike rides along the lake for the exercise, getting in the zone, and people watching. I take breaks at specific points along the Lake Front Trail specifically to people watch. One of my favorite places is the Chess Pavilion for its proximity to the lake and the intersection of trails funneling people into…

The Parlor

Is this room really a parlor? I don’t know. Just thought it was an interesting word to use giving an air of merry old England. But, I don’t know if parlors are an English thing or a new world thing. Whatever the name, it was a great place to relax, have coffee, tea, or a tidbit…

Ghosted In The Machine

Adjacent to the sunroom was this very white, very cozy living room. Soothing classical music played over the sound system the entire day.We were alone so I decided to play some camera games. Using a long exposure, I ghosted myself while my wife sat very still. I want it to have the effect of her…

Liqueur At the B&B

On our first night in Niagra Falls, New York, we stayed at Hillcrest, a lovely B&B owned and operated by the amazing Cassidy. She purchased and converted her grandparents home into this quaint and beautiful abode. This is the sunroom. I sat here, sipping an orange cordial while reading poetry by Chilean novelist, Roberto Bolaño. It…