While attending the NAB Show in Las Vegas, I noticed some beautiful fresh flowers in the Bellagio Hotel lobby. I decided to get down on the floor and photograph the flowers at an angle so as to have the Chihuly sculpture on the ceiling as my background.
Lonnie Brooks (born Lee Baker Jr., December 18, 1933 – April 1, 2017) was an American blues singer and guitarist.
The musicologist Robert Palmer, writing in Rolling Stone, stated, “His music is witty, soulful and ferociously energetic, brimming with novel harmonic turnarounds, committed vocals and simply astonishing guitar work.”
I had the pleasure of seeing Lonnie Brooks play live several times. He always put on a great show. Here’s one of my photos from a 90’s show at Grant Park.
The ANNUAL POLAR PLUNGE is a unique event which benefits Special Olympics Chicago and the programs it delivers to 6,800 athletes throughout the year! On March 5th more then 5,000 people jumped in Lake Michigan. Dax Shepard was one of the first to dive in wearing his police uniform from his upcoming movie “Chips”. That was followed up by the crew from the t.v. show “Chicago Fire”. Maybe next year I’ll join in……maybe.
So sorry to hear that Al Jarreau passed away today.
The first time I saw him was when he opened for Grover Washington Jr. at The Bottom Line, N.Y.C., September 1975. I’d never heard of him before and walked out of the show thinking it was the greatest vocal performance I’d ever heard. Still think so today.
Sharing 3 photos I took in 1989 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
Each year Imaging USA brings around 10,000 amazing professional photographers who descend on a city for networking, friend-making and bonding. This year the event took place in San Antonio, Texas. The energy from the thousands of attendees, great speakers and the incredible gear from the Expo vendors makes for a truly spectacular conference.
As with most years, Canon threw a fantastic welcoming party on Sunday night in the Grand Ballroom at The Marriott Rivercenter Hotel. The party was open to anyone with an Imaging USA badge.
During the party I was able to get several Canon Explorers of Light to agree to pose for me for a few group shots. Images were shot with a Canon 5D Mark IV and the new Canon 24-105mm IS f4 lens.
The Explorers of Light concept came out of Canon USA in the mid 1990s as a broad-ranging initiative for photographic education and inspiration. Today, the group is comprised of dozens of the most influential photographers and cinematographers in the world, each a master of their creative specialty.