Sunday, October 26, 2008

A few shots from the past week...

I have not been doing great at updating this blog over the past month.... I have an amazing amount of respect for those who are disciplined enough to actually maintain a blog daily and stay on top of this.

Anyway, as my attention has turned from baseball over the past month I have been shooting more concerts and other fun things. This past week, as a favor to a friend I was able to photograph the University of Chicago's soccer team and captured the following image:

(University of Chicago Soccer Team - Photograph by Will Byington)

I was also lucky enough on Friday night to go with a big group of friends and see one of my favorite bands of 2008... Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers. If you get the chance, you should check him out for sure if he comes to a town near you. You won't be let down.

(Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, Chicago - Photograph by Will Byington)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Chicago Marathon and more...

I photographed the Chicago Marathon on Sunday and one of my favorite shots is that of some friends of mine who are INSANE. They ran the race in costume... Super Heros to save the world... and run 26.2 miles on a 72 degree day. I could not run if I had the best clothing and equipment from Nike.... and they run it in costume... Insane. But the picture is fun.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

LA, Concerts and other adventures...

Over the past few weeks I have had some fun adventures, concerts and other happenings. I photographed the excellent artist Marc Broussard at the Lakeshore Theater in Chicago... he always puts on a great show. It ended up being an amazing night of music as well as random adventure - as some friends and I drank next door to the venue with the band and crew, we found out that comedian Robin Williams was in the house... and a few of us snuck back into the theater to witness an impromptu show by Robin. Awesome.

(Marc Broussard in concert at the Lakeshore Theater, Chicago - Photograph by Will Byington)

I also trekked west to Los Angeles with my friend Jim, to hopefully witness the comeback of the Chicago Cubs vs. the LA Dodgers. It was a trip that we booked with under 48 hours before we would fly west to the coast... and Saturday morning, with the Cubs down by two games.... we landed in Hollywood. Other than the letdown of the game at Chavez Ravine... Dodger Stadium was not very welcoming for sure... and the Cubs did not seem to show up at all.

(Dodger Stadium before game three of the NLDS Cubs Slaughter - Photograph by Will Byington)

We all know how that turned out! But I will say that the visit to LA was a blast otherwise... and the hospitality was excellent. A HUGE thank you to Jill, Ann, Griff and everyone else we saw out there and for the places to stay! We had drinks in Malibu and people watched in Venice Beach. Not a bad couple days.

(Sunset on Venice Beach, California - Photograph by Will Byington)

Now, I am back in Chicago and without baseball across the street for the coming weeks as the season has come to an end... I will be looking for other adventures, concerts and fun times. I will also be booking new photo shoots and looking for new projects... if you need a photographer for anything... please let me know.