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About FotoVentures Photo-Graphic Art

I am a freelance photographer and writer who has had had a passion for photography since first using my Dad’s 35 mm camera as a teenager. The amazing digital innovations revolutionizing the photographic arts in recent years have only served to heighten my passion for the art form. My magazine articles and accompanying photography specialize in sharing the wonder of Hispanic culture, history and architecture. You can see more of my work at www.fotoventures.net.

This past Saturday I had the privilege to mentor a young photographer at the 8th annual “Pictures of Hope” project in Tucson.  “Pictures of Hope” has been recently featured on NBC Nightly News “Making a Difference”, as well as the … Continue reading

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The new AND improved playground equipment install at Himmel Park in Tucson, AZ is complete! Images of “after”, “during” and “before”.

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In 1907 this Louis B. Tiffany iridescent glass dome was installed above the mezzanine of Chicago’s original Marshall Fields Department Store on State St. With over 1.6 million pieces it is the largest of its kind.

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Chicago’s restaurant & cafe scene is splendid, we had some fabulous meals, from Spanish tapas to Greek pastitsio and of course Chicago pizza! Fun fact: there are over 7,300 restaurants in Chicago, you could eat at a different one each … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Palmer House is on the list of Historic Hotels of America, with over 1600 rooms it is one of the largest in the city. The current structure dates back to the roaring 1920’s with a grand lobby and bar … Continue reading

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On the Chicago River looking east from Lake Michigan.

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Chicago’ Sunday Logan Square Farmers’ Market is a spirited showcase for everything fresh and tasty!

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Chicago’s Millennium Park’s Crown Fountain a unique piece of interactive public art and video sculpture. The gigantic faces with changing expressions are projected on glass blocks, every ninety seconds their lips’ purse and water sprays forth on the kid’s anxiously … Continue reading

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Another view of Chicago’s Bean sculpture in Millennium Park.

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The “Bean” sculpture, by Sir Anish Kapoor, in Chicago’s Millennium Park it a must see! It is made up of 168 stainless steel plates welded together; the exterior is highly polished and has no visible seams. Its design was inspired … Continue reading

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