Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Carried away

Carried away

Snapped this shot during some down time during a recent family portrait session. The little guy was getting restive and mom decided to take the young man for a spin. He loved it.

Photograph © 2010 James Jordan.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

End of November

First ice

With winter closing in. This is the month my wife describes as existing in "two shades of brown." Toss in a little blue sky and the occasional snatch of color here and there, and it's not too bad.

Ancient tree

Photographs taken at Jelke's Creek Bird Sanctuary in Sleepy Hollow, Illinois. I plan to revisit the huge old tree throughout the month of December.

Photographs © 2010 James Jordan.

Friday, November 05, 2010



There are a lot of empty houses around, and if what I hear on the news is true, there will be a great many more in the months ahead. I recently was hired by a real estate company in Chicago to photographically document a number of properties they represent.

Bathroom door

I was told to be very trigger happy when it came to capturing the condition of the properties. An old two-story structure with a full basement garnered about 250 frames to record the effects of age, use and abuse.

What started as a "just the facts" approach changed about midway through this particular home. As I framed up shot after shot of wear and decay, I began to see stories in the details of the old house.

Basement sink

Perhaps I've found a muse to keep me occupied over the winter months ahead.

And there's no lack of subject matter.