Today, at 7:09am CST, the morning light had me screech to a halt. I found myself called to this popcorn stand I’d noticed out of the corner of my eye – on Chicago’s lakefront near Museum Campus, walking instead of running.
I stuck around for a few minutes and walked around the cart a few times before getting back to my run. That morning light …
Kevin Joseph has come a quite a long way and has endured more than one evolution.
My creative identity was at one point a men’s fashion blog, and then grew into a lifestyle “best practice” report. And then it morphed into a travel diary, photo blog, and at one time it was strictly a portfolio.
Thoughts for Thursday
An operations manager by day, I’m in a constant battle with my creative side in that I want art to have order and a defined, logical process. This logic of thinking, however, is illogical.
What I’ve learned – over time – is that it’s okay to embrace disorder. In fact, in some ways and in some circumstances, disorder promotes growth (something I’m wholly for). Without disorder, I would have considered it inconceivable to share my thoughts in this manner alongside what I’m now most proud of, my photography.
But here they are, my Thursday thoughts. A piece of my mind alongside a piece of what I see.
I live with my fiancé in Chicago’s South Loop and commute to an office in the NW suburbs three days a week. On Thursday nights I stay at my uncle’s place – also in the NW burbs. We catch up on the weeks’ happenings and I get a break from traffic.
This here is a picture of the house I grew up in. I can drive by it if I take the long way home (which I almost never do). Every year or few I swing by to take a look, to see what’s changed. And to be honest, I couldn’t tell you exactly what or all that has changed since I moved out 20 years ago.
I didn’t plan to visit today, but was called to it nonetheless. Lots of memories.
If felt good to be out-and-about last weekend after being under the weather for over a week. Most photos were taken with my Apple iPhone X; some were taken with my Sony a6000 using the 30mm Sigma. All photos were edited in Lightroom and VSCO.
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.