Stressful Skies

Why do people brag about how the they're all, "flying out to L.A." or have to "catch a flight to Dubai" when we all know FLYING SUCKS?  Almost nobody flies first class which may be something to brag about if you can afford it. I mean you get a meal and all the warm rolls you can stuff down your shirt but it's basically like going to IHOP with less leg room.

But imagine that flying was your life!  Yeah, the pilots get to be up front, barricaded from the throngs of passengers, but the flight attendants are in the trenches with us authority defying bathroom goers and Words With Friends addicted celebrities. 

We shot this cover for Time Out Chicago to encapsulate all hell and anxiety born by our always cheerful flight attendants. Trust me; this isn't your fathers PanAm anymore.

Photograpy: Saverio Truglia
Styling: Courtney Rust
Hair and make up: Karen Brody
Retouching: Tim Blokel
Talent: Heidi J. -Stewart Talent
Photo editor: Nicole Radja 
Blue tray: State of Illinois building food court.

Alone with Teatro Vista and Collaboraction

Without much planning or any concepting for that matter, I improvised a series of images for my friends at Collaboration and Teatro Vista for their upcoming, Yo Solo Festival of Latino  shows. We shot 4 of the performers in partial silhouette with the plan to have a designer cobble something together using them all. That was until this guy arrived, took off his shirt and kicked out a days worth of work in 20 minutes.

Two days of Tony

Both yesterday and today I ran into Tony; a smartly dressed Chicagoan on his way to "class".

Tony first captured my attention with his flowing orange scarf and cream cowboy hat.

Asking what course he's taking, he tells me he's taking the bus to class, gestures down the street and repeats that he's going to class. Tony graciously let me photograph him both days while we talked about his birthplace, Acapulco and what he's got going on here in the states. I gather that he's invested in real estate both here and in Mexico, and that he's enrolled in some classes right now.
Today I saw Tony again wearing a cobalt blue scarf and a shirt on which was printed KBB. Kelly Blue Book I wonder? Very coincidentally I bought a used car today.