I'm from Chicago and still reside here. I don't really have time to travel much or go to many public events which makes you wonder why I even have all this gear to begin with but I like being able to capture moments and share them. Or... you know, bored.
What I share here is what I'd consider "gems" in the otherwise mud butt sludge that digital and a large image buffer allows me to create. I'm not claiming these are good but I'm okay with displaying them to the public and maybe it's your vibe or mood? kink...?
randomly met me and I took your photo... that was awkward. Look here
want to hire me... not interested. Trying to keep this a stress free albeit expensive hobby but you can try and convince me otherwise here
want to license aka PAY ME to use a photo or make a print. Umm cool, I just need to figure a way to let you do that...
"What do you shoot with?"
Current line up
Nikon D4 16MP FX DSLR
Nikon D750 24MP FX DSLR w/ MB-D16 Power Grip
Nikon Z fc 20MP DX MLC
Viltrox AF 23mm f/1.4 Z
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G
Nikon AF-S VR Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8
Nikon AF-S VR PF Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E
Nikon Z 16-50mm DX f/3.5-6.3
Nikon Nikkor AF 35-80mm f/4-5.6D
Tokina 100mm AT-X PRO MACRO
Rokinon/Samyang 14mm f/2.8D AS IF UMC
Nikon TC-14EII 1.4x
Nikon SB-700 Speedlight
Nikon SB-600 Speedlight
Why the Z fc?
I know a lot of people are scratching their heads about the Z fc but as a former owner of a Df I was already hovering the BUY NOW button when it was announced. That classic Nikon film body style looks too damn good and the ability to purposefully set dials cannot be replicated by modern command wheels. Basically I get to be a film camera snob without having to actually shoot/develop pesky film. The more practical reason is I wanted to upgrade from a Panasonic Lumix G7 I had been using for streaming and light video work. Yes, the fc is a cropped sensor but it's still bigger than the G7's micro 4/3rd sensor. It has better auto-focus, the latest features and I can even use my current lenses via the FTZ adapter without compromise. It also means I can dip my toe into Nikon's mirrorless offerings while I wait for it to fully mature.
I've touched these before!
Nikon D60 10.2MP DX DSLR - 2096907
Nikon D90 12MP DX DSLR - 3266615
Nikon MB-D80 Power Grip - 2187958
Nikon D7000 16.2MP DX DSLR - 3003845
Nikon MB-D11 Power Grip - 2014928
Nikon D80 10.2MP DX DSLR - 3204446
Nikon D70 6.1MP DX DSLR - 3502670
Nikon D3 12.2MP FX DSLR - 2005283 & 2011199
Nikon Df 16.2MP FX DSLR - 3001133
Nikon Coolpix P7000 12.2MP Advance Point & Shoot - 30136494
Nikon Coolpix P7700 12.2MP Advance Point & Shoot - 30002046
It would have been nice to keep it all but like most hobbyist I ended up selling things off to fund upgrades or because I wasn't using it enough. Added their serial numbers in case you want to check if you own it now. Items in bold mean I bought it NEW instead of used from eBay, KEH or FM.
Sometimes I'll be walking around and someone will ask me to take a photo either with their phone or camera. If I'm feeling up to it, I'll offer to take it with my gear. I'll either email it to them or put it here.
Again, I'm not really interested in doing hired work so my answer is probably going to be NO. You can still use the form below to ask or tell me something.