Thursday, December 29, 2005

Homage to Brian Ulrich

For the past five days, Robin and I have been celebrating the holidays at her Mother's house in Urbana, Illinois. This morning we took off back to Chicago, stopping to get some gas before getting onto the highway.
minutes later . . .
When I went into the gas-mart to get some coffee, I came across this monstrosity. Santa rides a horse??? I immediately thought of Brian Ulrich, went back out to the car to grab my camera and returned to the shop to snap this photo.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Christmas Party 2005

This past saturday night, Robin and I had our annual "Two Jews & A Christmas Tree" party. This year we had a good turnout, the eggnog was delish, and those latkes . . . oh those latkes!!!

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


At work this morning, I stumbled upon an old negative that I had misplaced last year. It actually belongs to my friend Luke, I had helped him to photograph a project a few years back in Grant Park. Luke had built a large, foam fountain of blood that we lugged around and photographed with Luke dressed as a metal faced grim reaper. I never quite understood the project but I love the pictures that came out of it.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Not Yo Mama's Bowling!

Tonight the Museum of Contemporary Photography had their annual Christmas Party at the Fireside Bowl, an old standard of the Chicago punk rock scene. There was no punk rock tonight however, just a heck of a lot of top notch bowling. Who knew that artists could be so athletic???

Sunday, December 11, 2005

My New Blog

I have just started a new blog specifically for the Garbage Can Project. Please stop by for a visit at I will be uploading a photograph every day showing the status of my garbage cans as well as any other information about the project. All other info about my daily ramblings will continue to be posted here.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

The New Project

Today I began working on my next big project. Robin and I live in a first floor apartment on Grand Avenue and at least once a week we have one of our garbage cans stolen. Every month they vanish and I'm left to call the City of Chicago to ask for more. We've had as many as 5 cans disappear in a week and I've even caught a guy stealing one before. Anyhow, my newest project will be a chronicling of my garbage cans filled with surveillance video and garbage can tracking devices. I'm still working out the details but for now, I'm going to take a photo of our cans each morning to track the neighborhood garbage can thieving community. This morning, December 10th 2005, we had two garbage cans in front of our apartment.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Feeling Crotchety

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Your Luck Is About to Change

Two weeks ago, I drove to Minneapolis with Brian and Greg for an opening reception at the Minnesota Center for Photography. Brian and I were in the show and Greg came along for emotional support. The show was curated by Joan Rothfuss, curator at The Walker Art Center and we were all very excited when God sent us this message via interstate billboard during our drive through Wisconsin.