A Week in the South Bay

Over the holidays I spent time with family and friends in Southern California. While there I also took hundreds of photos of the South Bay, thanks to a string of remarkable weather. Many, if not most, of these photos were of the Point Vicente Lighthouse, arguably one of the most […]

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Fireworks at Chicago's Navy Pier become pieces of abstract art using the "focus pull" technique

Focus Pull Photography

Over the summer, I experimented with a style of photography called “focus pulling.” The technique itself is pretty simple: you gradually change the field of focus throughout a long exposure. This creates abstract — often otherworldly — images, particularly when applied to moving lights.

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Beginning’s End

Six or seven years ago, I received a print of the Hermosa Beach pier. In retrospect, it was an unremarkable photo of one of the least famous piers in Southern California. But I loved the image nonetheless. It reminded me of home, particularly after I moved to the Midwest in 2013.

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