A Piece of Palos Hills

Out at the in-law’s yesterday, I grabbed my camera and started taking pictures in the backyard. The sun was shining, it was relatively cool; there was a nice breeze.

Before I knew it I found myself in the front yard, and then across the street. Finally, I was off on a walk about the block – a welcomed escape from urban life.


Sunday Storm

In a matter of minutes, the sky turned and a Sunday storm was upon us.

“Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes.”


In no great hurry

In no great hurry I waited for the rain to pass after I pulled into the Busse Woods parking lot, ready for my post-work run.

Taken from the car.


Seen: siding

While the city is where I feel most comfortable, it’s always nice to escape from time to time.

On more than one occasion I’ve come back to this image I took last Sunday outside of my in-laws’ house. My wife and I arrived to an out-of-commission front stoop so we had to walk around the back to enter.

En route I caught this vivid red bush against the reddish-brown siding and had to take a step back. I suppose I was looking for color at the moment, which is interesting to reflect on because I’m not always looking for color. Sometimes I’m looking for light or a shape. In any event, it’s hardly a conscious effort … what I’m looking for.

Happy Friday –



the great wide open

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Bumpy but Beautiful

Flying is at the bottom of my “favorite things to do” list, but this flight was special. As bumpy as it was I managed to relax and soak up the scenery.

Please enjoy the images – turbulence not included.

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Man’s Best Friends

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This here is the very first installment of One Photo a Day.

For (at least) the next 365, I’ll share a photo of something that caught me or taught me that day.

I call this one, Frozen. While on my lakefront run today, I could hardly help but notice how calm the water in Burnham Harbor was. As I ran, my eyes were fixated on it.

And then I saw this bit of algae, frozen just under the thin sheet of ice. It stopped me in my tracks. Beautiful!

I hope you enjoy this image and story, and all that are to come! For more of my work, find me on Instagram at @ke_vin_joesph, and VSCO at ke-vin-joseph.


Real Vegas

Lately I spent quite a bit of time going through photos I’ve taken that I either (a) wasn’t proud of or (b) thought “didn’t fit my mold” at the time.

Comb the Archive

If you’re a photographer, I highly recommend reviewing the images kept in the bottom of the drawer. You might look at them differently in one, three, or six months. And you may find a hidden gem (or more).

The images featured here were lost but found, taken in Las Vegas in December, 2017 with my iPhone 6s Plus. All were edited in Lightroom and VSCO.


Starved Rock

A few friends and I visited Illinois’ Starved Rock State Park earlier this month. We planned for the trip from Chicago weeks in advance, and while we didn’t consider rain we made the best of the experience. Nobody melted and I managed to get some shots I really liked.

All images were taken with the Canon AE-1 using Kodak Portra 400, and edited in Lightroom.

For more images, find me on Instagram at @ke_vin_joseph.