Chicago Bound

We are headed out tomorrow to see our family in Chicago.A few years ago I constructed this piece of nonsense which was shot in Chicago but has little to do with the great city or my family. It is a little surreal which is probably why I like it. Please let me know your thoughts and I will be back with more in about a week.

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Back to Chicago from Richard Burke on Vimeo.

This is a more tourist oriented video and includes some of the Architectural Boat Tour.

Chicago Retrospective

About six years ago my Daughter moved to Chicago and made it her home. Later this year she will be married at a Chicago Landmark, The Palmer House Hotel. Of course Mom and Dad have traveled there a lot over the last six years and thus I have collected what I think are a few decent images. Later this week we will make another journey to America’s “Second City”. Here are some of the better images and most are available for purchase as prints.

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Art Deco Masterpiece

Art Deco Masterpiece

Windows on the River

Windows on the River

WindowPatterns on the Chicago River

WindowPatterns on the Chicago River

The Chicago Transit Authority

The Chicago Transit Authority

Bean Crazy

Bean Crazy

Francisco Liriano Chicago White Sox Pitcher

Francisco Liriano Chicago White Sox Pitcher

Wrigley Reflections

Wrigley Reflections

George Romero–Film Director

This is the second in the series, a Pen and Ink Rendering of Film Director George Romero in 1978. You can buy a print of this by clicking here.

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George Romero On Location

George Romero On Location

The Make Up Artist–Jeanie Jefferies

I have started to experiment with doing pencil renderings of some of my on location images from Dawn of the Dead filmed in part at Monroeville Mall in 1978.This one is of Jeanie Jefferies who was a make up artist and also the “Blonde Zombie” from the movie. This is the first of a series.

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Jeanie Jefferies

Jeanie Jefferies

Two Year Blog Anniversary

WordPress sent me a message saying that today was my four year Anniversary. Technically this is correct. When I first started blogging I signed up for WordPress and Blogger. After a year and a half of sporadic blogging on Blogger I had seven followers. I realized, it just wasn’t working or worth it. After a couple of months on hiatus I decided to give WordPress another try. This was my second post in February 2012. Since then I have close to 1000 followers and average 1000 views a month. I try to post every day. Thanks to all who visit here and especially those who comment and like the posts. It is a method I use to drive attention to my commercial site but also a way to share my photography and my view of the world.

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Cruz Bay St. John USVI

Cruz Bay St. John USVI

Ukraine Registers Jewish Citizens

If you follow this blog you know it is rare for me to write a political post. But when Adolph Putin invades Crimea claiming that he is protecting ethnic Russians he is using the same logic as Hitler did in the Rhineland and Sudetenland. When masked people show up at a Synagogue asking Jews to register or forfeit all their property or be thrown out of the country; they have shown the comparison to Hitler is valid. Read the full story on USA today and pray with me that we are NOT on the verge of another world war.

Ukraine Registers Jews

Ukraine Registers Jews

Happy Passover

Today is the 4th year anniversary of my wordpress blog and also the beginning of Passover. Yesterday a guy went crazy and killed people just because they were Jewish. I am not a religious man but this psychopath asked this woman if she was Jewish and when she said yes he killed her. If he had asked me I would have given the same answer.

My ancestral homeland in Ukraine is being over run by a new Russian maniac and the Ukraine is beginning to look like Hitler in the Rhineland. I am not a religious man but believe in God and thinkin’ now is a Good time lord for an intervention.

Happy Passover and Happy Easter.

Synagogue in Milan Italy

Synagogue in Milan Italy