You know how at the start every summer you come up with this big to-do list of ambitious plans? And then Labor Day rolls around and you realize that you didn’t accomplish nearly as much as you had wanted? Such was my summer in terms of shooting (as well as a great many other things). I originally planned to do a lot of freelance work for local papers, do at least two photo stories, and just be shooting all the time basically. Needless to say, that didn’t happen. Between working full time, editors not responding to my pleas for assignments, and people not cooperating with photo stories, things just didn’t materialize the way I had hoped. Nevertheless, here are a few of the things I did manage to shoot this summer.
These were the only two photos I actually got published this summer. July 3rd fireworks over Lake Michigan in Chicago, printed in the Chicago Journal on July 7, 2008. When I was there, taking photos, I broke a tripod and a filter, consecutively.