My family recently moved into the city of Chicago. It has been an easy transition from living on a university’s campus for the last three years. It’s nice to finally live in the city. Since moving to the city I have purchased a few lenses on Craigslist. I hope to be taking pictures more often.

I plan on using this blog to post various pictures, projects, and “snapshots” of my life. In some ways it will be a personal photo journal. I have in the past written a blog which has included previous pictures and projects that I have done. I will now be using this blog for that purpose, and it is my goal to update this at least once a week. We’ll see how that goes.

Recently I have been desiring to take better black and white pictures, and I have been attempted to take more black and white pictures. I will be posting those pictures here from time to time.

The above picture is a local coffee shop that I go to frequently. It’s called the Grind Cafe. It’s what you might think of when you think of a local independent coffee shop. It’s an old building with 8×10 photos tacked to the brick walls from someone who wrote his PhD dissertation there. It’s small with cramped seating, but it’s got character. It’s not Starbucks.¬†They also make incredible sandwiches and smoothies.

It’s where I go when my wife has the day off (I’m a stay-at-home dad), so it’s where I do a lot of my photo editing. So thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope to post here regularly.