Benedick Homestead

I took these photographs of the Benedick homestead on North Broadway St. (Rt 53) a few weeks before it was demolished. My boss's mother grew up in the homestead and the family gathered here every holiday season to make homemade smoked sausage. I was fortunate enough to have been invited to join the fun on... Continue Reading →

The New Will County Courthouse

That's it there on the left. The building on the right is the Will County Courts Annex building also known as the EMCO building. Back in the day (I'm talking about the 1960s) it was filled with prominent lawyers and doctors' offices. My dentist Dr. Lawrence Hollatz had an office here. I don't remember what... Continue Reading →

People of J-Town Pt 6

Periodically I will be sharing some of my people of J TOWN shots here on this site. Who knows, maybe you’ll see yourself here one day. See more people of J Town here: People of J-Town Pt 5 People of J-Town Pt 4 People of J Town pt 3 People of J Town pt 2... Continue Reading →

Bird Haven Greenhouse

I took the above photograph with my Uncle Paul's Kodak Ready Set folding camera which he took to France with him during WWII. He used it to document his experience while he was stationed there to work on building the railroad that was used to bring in the tools of war. He also used it... Continue Reading →

Red White and Blue

The flag of the United States of America, also known as "Old Glory" consists of 50 stars representing the 50 states and 13 stripes representing the original 13 states. Follow flag etiquette while flying your flag.

A Cold Winter Day

Figured I'd drop some winter scenes taken around the Joliet area in honor of the snow and ice accumulating at the moment. Maybe you'll recognize some of these locations. Enjoy the scenes. And, let me know what you think.

Groucho, Harpo and Me

Friends of Community Public Art had a mission of beautifying the city and memorializing its past. Artists have painted murals over the walls of Joliet to preserve Joliet's history. They have also created and prominently placed sculptures around the city. Here's here how I see the Groucho and Harpo Marx iron sculptures on the corner... Continue Reading →

The Mode Theater

Back in the late 1970's when I was finally allowed to go to the theater unaccompanied by my parents this was a happening place still. We saw some classic movies here. I can still smell the stale popcorn and soda stained carpets. The building built in the 1920's was vacant for some time after the... Continue Reading →

St. Joseph Church Paper Negative

I exposed this image in my homemade box camera using a cyanotype paper negative. This is a double exposure that was then scanned and converted to black and white in Photoshop. You can find more about my in-camera cyanotype paper negatives here.

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