Location portrait with Lawrence Olszak for Google

Google for Work hired me to photograph Lawrence Olszak, Director of Information Services at Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT).

Larry was the city's project manager on a new system designed using Google Maps to:

"help officials to make more informed decisions about scheduling projects which has already saved the city $14.5 million YTD 2014, by eliminating duplicated work—saving resources and reducing the amount of time streets are closed".

We coordinated the shoot at a construction site at the busy intersection of LaSalle and Washington streets. Larry was a great sport as we worked quickly a midst the traffic!

Check out Google's blog post with the final image

Lawrence Olszak, Director of Information Services at Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT)




Portrait of Art Consultant Kathryn Belongia on location at Thomas Masters Gallery

Way back in 2003, I photographed Katie and Mark's beautiful wedding. Now Katie is starting an art consulting business and we did an environmental portrait on location at the Thomas Masters Gallery in Old Town. Katie was a great subject, full of ideas and excitement for the project. I love shooting with available light and a minimal and natural amount of low-key additional lighting. Special thanks to my assistant Erin Drewitz, who also provided some key styling help as well! 001 Thomas Masters Gallery Portrait 090709 6154

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