Captain Cubbo

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My Co-Worker Roberto is a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan. Growing up, he lived across the street from Wrigley Field on Sheffield Avenue. About four years ago, he decided to create a character based on The Cubs when taking his kids to Comic-Con. That was the genesis of what became his alter ego: Captain Cubbo. Since then, he’s appeared at many games dressed in character, much to the delight of fans. He’s even been well received at a St. Louis Cardinals game! Captain Cubbo has been spotted by TV cameras and appears frequently on La Vida Baseball podcasts.


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Back in 2015, I photographed Luke on a frigid January day. He’s writer and director and, at the time, just graduated from college. He was looking for some photos to put up on his website and I needed subjects to photograph.  I liked the overall look and theme that the cold weather provided, as well as the lighting. Luke now lives in Los Angeles and works in the film industry. 



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Back in 2015, I acquired some lighting equipment and began to explore my portrait lighting skills. My friend, Geraldo allowed himself to be my test subject. Although mostly for testing purposes, these came out really well. Lighting was done via an umbrella with flash.

Tim, 1997

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I found these two great photos of my friend , Tim on a roll of Ilford that I shot back in June of 1997. Most of the roll were photos of my Urban Views project. From what I can see, Tim was apparently tagging along with me that day down in the South Loop. These two photos really capture the real Tim. He wasn’t posing for band pics and looking like a rock star–he was just being himself. I miss that the most.

Happy 42nd Birthday Tim– All Eyes On The Stars.

The Metal One II

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Here’s a couple of color photos from the same session with my cousin Chris. The closeup shot could’ve been on the back cover of an LP or the cover of a magazine back in the 70’s.

The Metal One

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My cousin Chris had been asking me for a while if I could take some photos of him. I finally gave in around the end of this past summer. We approached this as a pseudo band photo shoot. I tried to bring out the “metal” in him while also implying some of the dark humor that he’s known for away from the serious persona that the metal bassist brings.

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