Top Instagram Posts of 2016

At the end of every year, I like to rewind and reflect on the year that is coming to an end. Since we are all accustomed to year-end lists, I figured I would populate a list of my most popular Instagram posts of 2016 (based on likes and comments). One of my goals for the year was to take more photos. I’m not sure I shot more, but I was more selective with the photos I did post. So, here we go, my top ten Instagram posts of the year.

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There you go, my top ten Instagram posts of the year. Feel free to follow me on Instagram.

My Top 10 Instagram Photos of 2014

I’m sure we have all seen the “year in review” lists on every site. Now, I know that the year is technically not over, but I wanted to compile a list of my top Instagram photos to date. This top ten list of Instagram photos is based on likes only, not any other type of engagement.

So here we go, my Top 10 Instagram shots of 2014.

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Gorgeous #sunset in the #desert. #scottsdale #phoenix #cloudporn #palmtrees #clouds #desertliving

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Brilliant #sunset in #phoenix. I can't make this up! #clouds #monsoon #color

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#Milwaukee #ArtMuseum on a beautiful #winter day. #calatrava #clouds

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#smoke stacks to the max! The city's #hvac systems are in overdrive. #chicago #chiberia #cold #steam

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#ChristmasTree ready to go! #Tempe #holidays

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#chicago, we meet again! #downtown #skyscraper #chicagoriver #hardrockhotel

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Here comes my first #haboob! #sandstorm #duststorm #storm #desert #weather #phoenix

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What an amazing #sunset after a day of #flooding. #monsoon2014 #azmonsoon #phoenix

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Fantastic #clouds tonight, reminds me of a #Rothko #painting. #phoenix #storm

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That was a fun walk in. #snow #chicago #lakeeffect #commute #river #snowstorm #loop

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And here is my personal favorite of 2014. It’s not based on any other metric other than my own personal opinion.

#frozen #chicago #river. #ice #chicagoriver #bridge #iceskating #winterolympicsinchicago

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I hope you enjoyed my images from 2014. It’s been a very good year and I had a lot of fun as you can tell. Get ready for the next list, my top tracks of 2014!

Photography: Message (CRT Style)

So, you maybe asking yourself what these images are all about? Well, they’re photo pulls from the television. Yeah, I rock a CRT still to this day. I discovered those monitors produce a fabulous effect.

What am I going to use them for? Well, for a little hint I’ll say this, “Make Your Message the Moment.”

Stay “tuned” for updates on the images and what is to become of them.
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Painting: Chicago Creativity Explosion

Twice now I have gone to Chicago and had a creative explosion. No, I’m not talking about meeting up at creative expos, meeting creatives or even taking photographs. I’m talking about painting.

Most times when I’m in Chicago, I like to visit with one of my closest and most cherished friends. She is creative person by nature, as am I. So it’s no wonder that we sometimes just hunker down and start painting.

Painting, for me, is an emotional release; an exploration into myself through color and shape. Since most of us are busy all the time, we really don’t stop, paint and enjoy the process and the outcome.

It’s always a great time seeing her and so amazing to spool up the old creative energy and lay waste to canvas. So, with that said, I have some pics here to share with you.

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An item of note: I didn’t actually finish any paintings, but that’s fine. Also, in one of the photographs is one of her paintings. I feel like I should say that so as not to take ownership of her creativity.

@efescenmeyer Lamp Photoshoot

Recently, I helped out @efescenmeyer with photographing his latest and greatest lamp creations. I have to say, they are simply amazing. He has a keen eye for style and materials. He will be issuing a press-release soon and launching the new product in the coming weeks. So, keep an eye out.

As I was taking photos, I decided to take a few of own of the surroundings. We wound up underneath the Marquette Interchange. Such a splendid location to shoot. Underneath the interchange has so much perspective, color and style. So, here are a few shots.

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