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The Black Keys

Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys performing at Lollapalooza in Chicago, 8/1/08

Happy Birthday, Detroit!

Happy 312th Birthday, Detroit!  Go ahead and make jokes about us. Say what you want. We gave birth to modern music, we have amazing food, a vibrant art scene, some of the greatest early 20th Century architecture, championship sports teams that make other cities jealous and most importantly, the pride and resilience of the people […]

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Harry Potter’s friend Dobby

Dobby the house-elf was fatally-wounded after saving Harry Potter’s life.  While many of Dobby’s scenes were computer-generated, this life-sized animatronic model was used in the filming of the death scene.  I was lucky enough to get a chance to document the set and props of the most successful movie series of all time.  What a […]

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Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Castle

Hogwarts Castle houses the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  This incredible, hand sculpted 1:24 scale model was built for the first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™.  It took 86 artists and crew members to construct the model, which sits at nearly 50 feet in diameter, has over 2,500 fibre optic lights that […]

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Harry Potter Potions Classroom 1

The Potions Classroom is where potions and other wizardry was taught to the young students of Hogwarts.  I had a blast documenting some of the set and props of the Harry Potter movie series. Location: Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, England.  What a cool experience!  6.26.13

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Harry Potter Potions Classroom 2

The Potions Classroom is where potions and other wizardry was taught to the young students of Hogwarts.  I had a blast documenting some of the set and props of the Harry Potter movie series. Location: Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, England.  What a cool experience!  6.26.13

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Chelios

My portrait of Hockey Hall of Fame 2013 inductee Chris Chelios.  Cheli is one of hockey’s top 10 defensemen ever (best among U.S.-born players) and won two Stanley Cups while playing for the Detroit Red Wings. And he is the only player to have ever taken a hockey stick to my camera after a frustratingly-close […]

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cappuccino

I love a traditional afternoon tea but needed a boost to combat jet lag. Photo taken at Hobsons Patisseries in Stratford-upon-Avon, England… just a few doors down from Shakespeare’s birthplace. 6-24-13