Gated Fence & Garage Yard

For today, I thought I'd post a couple of black and white images: 

 

Gated Fence by John Caruso Gear: Canon 5D Mark II, EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM Exposure: f/4 at 1/60, ISO 200, Natural Light

Gated Fence by John Caruso

Gear: Canon 5D Mark II, EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Exposure: f/4 at 1/60, ISO 200, Natural Light

 Garage Yard, by John Caruso Gear: Canon 5D Mark II, EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM Exposure: f/4 at 1/800. ISO 200, Natural Light

 Garage Yard, by John Caruso

Gear: Canon 5D Mark II, EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Exposure: f/4 at 1/800. ISO 200, Natural Light

A Fantastic Photo Walk

I was fortunate enough to go on a photo walk with a friend of ours, Zainab. When I worked at my previous job, I knew of Zainab only peripherally as our job functions didn't really overlap. However, my wife Karen followed Zainab's Facebook stream. One night Karen said, "you have to check out her work...she has a good way of seeing things."

Well, once I took a look I was happy with what I saw. Karen suggested that we go on a photo walk together, and this past weekend schedules finally meshed. We met up near her new place of work after a shift and meandered around the neighborhood (the Western Ave. & Clybourn Ave. area of Chicago). 

It was one of those days when everything we looked at screamed, "photograph me!" I am thrilled with the amount of keepers that came from the walk. I know a few will make their way into the art fairs this summer.

Here is a gallery of just a few of my favs. I will be processing and posting the rest over the next week or so.

Thanks to Zainab for a great day. I have seen her shots from the walk, and she is deservedly happy with what she got as well!

Reveal: Ten Essentials Show Re-Opening

I wanted to give everyone a heads-up that the show, Reveal: Ten Essentials at the Side Street Studio Arts gallery will be having a grand re-openoing on Friday, April 5th (sadly, I will not be able to attend this re-opening due to a previous photo commitment--but I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed the show's original opening night!). I am proud to have several images represented in this great show. The collection is a fun mix of artists, media, and perspectives...all wrapped up in a comfortable, accessible space that is a credit to the studio directors, Tanner Melvin and Erin Rehberg as well as the show curator, Steven Lockwood. To learn more about the show and the wonderful artistic synergies going on at Side Street Studio Arts, you can visit their website at http://www.sidestreetstudioarts.org/.

A Lovely Evening at the Gallery Opening

I had a marvelous time at the opening reception of the Reveal: Ten Essentials gallery show at the new Side Street Studio Arts Gallery in Elgin, IL. It's a beautiful new space with a great vibe. The gallery's inaugural show was curated by Batavia artist and Water Street Studio founder Steven Lockwood. I was impressed with the collection of artists and artwork he brought together for this showing.

Four of my pieces, The Tailor's Thread, Afternoon Napkins, Clouds Reflected, and Fortune were selected for inclusion. The reception was wonderfully attended and the energy in the room in support of the arts was fantastic.

A big "thank you" goes out to everyone involved with Sid Street Studio arts!

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Side Street Studios Show

I am delighted to say that I am one of the featured artists in the Reveal: Ten Essentials gallery show at the new Side Street Studio Arts Gallery in Elgin, IL. The opening reception will be held on Friday, March 1st. The show itself will run from March 1 through April 13.

I hope to see you at the reception, but if you can't join us Friday, I hope you get a chance to check out this great new space!

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