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The news of the larger Occupy Wall Street protests was lost in the Steve Jobs tidal wave, but the discontent was no less potent. Ironically, many of the non-professional photographers there were snapping away on their iPhones. I was too.


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The guy in the top picture’s shirt matched the colors of the stage lighting for the jazz performers in the bottom shot. It was a fun couple of hours. And I’m now able to say that I’ve set foot in the state of Wisconsin.


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Big, heavy city, that Chicago. My movie played on opening night of a film festival there. After that it was all long walks and picture taking, with a cubs game and Harold’s fried chicken thrown in for good measure.


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After shooting Joe Carini’s beautiful carpets, me and Scott talked about the business of creativity. Booming as it is, there are always doubts, cracks. Which is when you gird yourself up with friends and conversation. And, in this case, french fries.


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Chinatown remains one of my favorite places to shoot photographs in the city. Maybe it’s because it feels dense and gritty the way New York is supposed to feel. Or maybe it’s because of how intensely foreign it feels at times. On Saturday, because of Manhattanhenge, the streets were particularly fetching.


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Thursday was a good one for shooting portraits of “L” people at the office. Liz needed a grown-up photo for an upcoming book show and asked if I’d take one — which I did, in exchange for beer. Later that day, Logan stopped by and the afternoon light was just too much to pass up. Lucky me.


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Sitting with the actor and comedian Michael Blaustein the talk was about originality, credit, and plagiarism. Comedy and jazz have different things to say about those topics. Backlight on the scene was provided by the Thom Mayne designed New Academic Building at the Cooper Union.