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Private Dancer

Sup people. Today I think that I will change my pace a little bit and give love to the Chicago night club V-Live. I was out shooting a lingerie show and received a invite to this club to shoot a JM Couture fashion show. I didn’t know what to expect since this was my first time there, but BOY OH BOY it was definitely a place for young men to find the hottest latin women in the city.

I walked in the joint prepared to chill until the fashion show started, but Damn it was so many women walking around I had to give my camera another good workout. I had my cousin with me that night and he was like “don’t forget That I have to be at the shop in the morning” (he’s a barber) But as soon as we walked in he woke right up and disappeared. By that time I had my camera in hand and shooting every which way that I can. As I made my way around the club I spotted “HER” (the dancer in the image above) Staring right at me and my camera.

I made my way to her and the closer that I got the sexier the dance became. By now we were in our own world, every shake of her hips, every lick of her lips, every bounce of her ass made my camera pop, burst and flash. As she finished giving my camera what it needed she politely blew a kiss and I moved on. Totally satisfied I made my way to the stage as the show began.

I never saw her again that night but I will never forget our “special moment” it was the most ultimate mini shoot that I ever had. If your reading this post and your a photographer, seize the moment when times like that arise because “you only get 1 shot do not miss your chance to blow, this opportunity comes once in a lifetime”…… Eminem

Peace and Love.


Second time around.


Whats up everyone? Today I was just going over a few thousand photos that I have shot and saw a few that I thought was “junk” when I shot them. Well to my surprise I have an external hard drive full of images that are the total opposite.

This shot of the Field Museum is a second shot that I took similar to another that I posted to facebook a few months back. The first shot was taken from the side of the Museum facing Soldiers Field and this shot is from the Lake Michigan facing side.

Now I totally understand about “cliche” photos, but When you love where your from and want the world to see it the way that you see it, is the best part about being a photographer. I waited for a semi clear night, jumped in my car and headed east from where I live to shoot the Shedd Aquarium.

Now anyone who is reading this from Chicago knows that parking downtown for a few hours is damn near the cost of a monthly bill at your home, so I decided to head down around 10:00pm so I could park over by the Buckingham Fountain on Columbus for free (meters only charge from 6am to 9pm over there) just so you know.

The walk to my destination was cool and it was plenty of people out enjoying the night. I knew that the park closes at 11pm so I had to move fast so I didn’t have the CPD questioning me about why I’m taking pictures of landmarks, (you know photographers are seen as the new terrorist).

Well either way I got my shot and walking away from there I stepped right into this shot…… BAM!!!!! With camera still on tripod, I shot away. After looking at this image I was like, “its alright I could’ve done better” and put it in a folder and went on with my life.

Sometimes we need to step back and take a look from a different perspective or remember to have fun doing what we do. This pic didn’t come out bad at all but I couldn’t get out of photographer mode to see it for what it is. Thanks for reading my rant and I hope that you enjoy this photo as much as I am, Peace & love and remember to BELIEVE!!!!!


City Lights.

Hey everyone! I have been away from the blog for a while working and getting some other things together. I am back with a new perspective on alot of things and I am about to show it off.My heart is with photography and that I want to show to the world.

My city is where I started my journey in life and my city is I will start the journey with my new perspective.