1. Clarity affords focus.
    — Thomas Leonard


  2. Elegance is refusal.
    — Coco Chanel

    #chicagoisbeautiful (at North Avenue Beach)

  3. People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.
    — Steve Jobs
    (Apple Worldwide Developers’ Conference, 1997)

    #chicagoisbeautiful (at Fullerton Beach /Lincoln Park)

  4. #publicportraits (at CTA Red Line towards Howard)

  5. Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
    — Leonardo da Vinci

    #chicagoisbeautiful (at Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk)

  6. Was working, then saw out my window those dramatic clouds rolling over the city last night. Grabbed the camera, headed for the lake front — priorities.


  7. It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera … they are made with the eye, heart and head.
    — Henri Cartier-Bresson


  8. #Chasingharshlight.

    Nothing is black-and-white, except for winning and losing, and maybe that’s why people gravitate to that so much.
    — Steve Nash

  9. She died—this was the way she died;
    And when her breath was done,
    Took up her simple wardrobe
    And started for the sun.
    Her little figure at the gate
    The angels must have spied,
    Since I could never find her
    Upon the mortal side.
    — Emily Dickinson, Selected Poems

    #hyperlapse (at North Avenue Beach Hook Pier)

  10. The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new.
    — Samuel Beckett, opening line of Murphy (1938)

    #strideby (at Adams Street overpass over Interstate 90/04)