Author Archives: Paul

Letter to Trump

In the latest issue of Time Magazine, there is a full page letter to Trump from Ibtihaj Muhammad (a black Muslim woman from Maplewood, NJ. She is a bronze medal winning fencer (team sabre event) at the Rio Olympics. She … Continue reading

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Gratis

In the last week, I received three requests for photo usage. All three of them started out by telling me how great my photos were and how much they would enhance their project. They then proceeded to tell me that … Continue reading

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Chance the Rapper

I talk a lot about social responsibility. There is a guy from Chicago who is taking it to a whole new level. Chancellor Bennett (Chance the Rapper) is a young guy from Chicago who is redefining the music business. He … Continue reading

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Modern Day P.T. Barnum

Saw a story on the news this week. Seems that Kiss is selling Air Guitar Strings! http://www.metalinjection.net/metal-merch/kiss-now-sell-official-air-guitar-strings-seriously An empty bag for $3.99. Either insane or pure genius. These guys should be in the merchandise Hall of Fame.. At this point … Continue reading

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Notes from watching the Grammy’s

Three and a half hours I can never get back! Why do I watch this thing? James Corden’s opening was pretty funny, and he was pretty great throughout. Bright future for that young man!! The Weeknd can’t really sing. Was … Continue reading

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Chicago Voices

About a half of year ago, my friend Jaime approached me about a project being produced by the Chicago Lyric Opera Company. It was called Chicago Voices, a celebration of Chicago Singers. Soon there were 3 photo exhibits mounted in … Continue reading

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The Roches

In December of 1982, I went to a small club to see a band I heard was pretty good. They were more than that- they were great. They were called the Roches. Three sisters (Maggie, Terre and Suzzy) with impeccable … Continue reading

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Hamilton

I got some tickets for Hamilton this week. A friend and I went to see it Wednesday night. It was amazing. I usually get very nervous watching theater- I keep on reaching for my camera to photograph the beautiful sets … Continue reading

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Still going strong!!

I know I sound like a broken record, but Buddy Guy, at 80 years old, is playing like a man half his age during the first weekend of his January concerts! Clocking in at 2 hours per night, he is … Continue reading

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RIP (It was a very bad year)

Just some of the many                                   Also remembering Muhammad Ali, Howard Bingham, John Glenn and many more

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