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Down on the Bayou

I was down there in November for a brief moment.  Louisiana, that is. Except for photographing a law firm and its members, I was largely cloistered in the house of one of my sisters, processing images until 2 am, or at the nearby PJs, drinking coffee and… processing. I was finally able to break free […]

The Old Man and the Images

My father-in-law is 94 years old.  He is quite simply a photographer’s dream.  He has a great face.  He is kind, patient and very happy to model for me all day and night long. He lives in Houston (via a long, arduous journey from Teheran) and I live in Chicago.  So when he’s under my […]

German precision? Mercedes and a 1956 Leica Summarit.

Picking up from the last post, the Leica Summarit was replaced by the Summilux line in 1961. The Leica Summilux is unquestionably one of the greatest lens ever produced with some of the most luxurious renderings ever.  Ever!  Of course, that luxury is expensive and my Zeiss Sony Planar 50 1.4 gives it a real […]

A Baseball Diamond, Train Tracks and a Somewhat Rare Photograph

The shadows are growing longer and sentimental thoughts seem to increase by the day.  The Leica Summarit 50 1.5 fits the mood perfectly. Hi, my name is Scott.  I’m a photographer, writer and fan of mixing old and new technology when it comes to photography.  I want to introduce you to one of my more […]

The Fall of Minolta

Here in Chicago, the run of the colors began about 10 days ago… just a few trees began to turn orange or red and then other trees started to fall in line.  I’ve been shooting – doing commercial and portrait work (and launching a new Facebook page and this new blog) – but am intent […]

The Day of the Eclipse

So, this is a one-off post but the images have some character and there’s a small surprise at the end.  Small, I said. On the day of the recent eclipse, I went to Dodd Camera to return a rented Zeiss superwide lens. Then, given the Chicago neighborhood, I thought I’d park on one of those typical […]

The Kids Are Alright!

Blending a “Senior High” shoot with a “Childrens” session can be a bit of a challenge. Well, hardly children as the two young men are 18 and 16 but their sister, on the other hand, is 9 years old. With that, we met at Montrose Harbor in Chicago as the recently graduated senior enjoyed sailing […]