The Blues Baby

A genre of music I knew little about before road tripping down the Mississippi river. I quickly came to discover after our first few nights in Chicago, that the blues is not just about the music, it's a way of life. A lot of the dudes and dudettes I saw on stage every night have dedicated their lives to the music in one way or another. Getting up on stage every night to do what they do best. They have been playing for as many as 20, 30, 40 sometimes even 50 years and are still passionate about their chosen craft.  You could feel the heart and soul in the music they played and sung, I will never forget it. The photos below are from 2 of the most rockin blues bars in Chi-town. The Kingston Mines with J.W. Williams and Carl Weathersby playing the Monday night set, and Pistol Pete playing at B.L.U.E.S on Wednesday night. I could not have asked for a better introduction to blues music than from these fine gentleman. They all shred! Mad love

A Day at Lake Michigan

A day at the lake. A place where I seriously questioned why I bother taking photos, I gave up hope, I figured the photos I took today serve no other purpose than to satisfy the brief enjoyment I get when I click the shutter. The photos would just sit on my computer, never to be edited, never to see the light of the pixelated screen. So why bother taking photos. I took the photos below because I was bored waiting for Jeremy to finish taking his incredible portraits, I told myself I would edit and share them and discover once again why I love taking photos.

What a lovely day at the lake.