Sunday, August 30, 2009

We have a winner. Thanks! That was me! " RT @willhogefan1: @willbyington sitting next to guy in orange right?"
At AVP womens's volleyball final heard i was on NBC - Free 8x10 to whoever sends me a pic of me on TV.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

People don't believe me when I tell them how close to Wrigley Field I actually is video proof:

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Photos from Pearl Jam @ Check them out! Bought a mega millions ticket- what would you do with $252 million?
RT @Chicago: Very Cool Budweiser commercial filmed from the Brown Line in Chicago! Love this: (via @Chicagoist)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Working my booth at the Lake View Music Fest at Addison & Sheffield. Mention this tweet & save 10%. Come say hello!

Friday, August 21, 2009

On way home from a photo shoot, saw Rachael Ray filming her show & she winked at me! Maybe she'll stop by my booth!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Festa T-Shirt photo shoot...

For the last couple years, I have been the photographer for one of the most innovative and creative t-shirt companies around that produce a great line of original t-shirts. They also put on some of the best Bar Crawls in the country... This past Tuesday night, we did another shoot with two great models. The future shots will be seen on Check out their website and follow them on Twitter (@festa_tshirts) or Facebook. Basically the idea is that we shoot a BUNCH of blank t-shirts, and then Wayne will work magic with the shirts to photoshop in a variety of designs and locations. See samples on the website.....

Below are two shots that we did on location outside their offices in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago. These might not be the best of the shots, but Wayne sent me two shots of me at work... and I thought I would try to find what I was looking at through the lens at almost the exact same moment. Let me know what you think!

Thanks to Wayne Watrach (@gratyngrogg) for the photos of me at work. Most of all... if you need a photo shoot of your own... for you, your business, or you know someone looking for a photographer.... Let me know. Booking fall shoots now....


Great video of the Golden Knights Parachute team dropping in on Wrigley at last Friday's Cubs game:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Amazing article about inspiring new model for the music business. Congrats @imogenheap. Check this out:

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Photo shoot with the excellent band The August this afternoon and (since I missed them a month ago) seeing Cowboy Mouth tonight! Who's in?

(updated 8/20/09) - Here are a couple of my favorite shots of The August from the very quick, hungover shoot we did last Saturday. Do you have a favorite? Let me know.

You can see more from this shoot on my facebook at:

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Leaving "the goods" movie premiere afterparty at Rockit. Insane night... Just took a picture of Jeremy Piven w/ two army sargents. Nice.

(updated 8/20/09) - Here is the photo of Jeremy Piven at Rockit. Showin' respect to the troops. Awesome.
Just saw this... Jet Blue offers $599 pass for unlimited flights in a month! - where would you go?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Lollapalooza 2009 pictures are posted...

Lollapalooza 2009 has come and gone again... It was 3 days filled with music, friends and lots of insanity. I will post a re-cap soon... but some of my favorite shots have all been posted to my facebook and can be found at:

Check them out and let me know what you think!
Working on new contests for my photography! Also check out my buddy Scott Derenger on TLC tonight. Details at:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Phish concert at Toyota Park... Great night for music!

(updated: 8/12/09) This was my view from in front of the soundboard...

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Never thought I'd say this... Just went from photographing Snoop Dog to Lou Reed! Gotta love Lollapalooza! Pictures online this week!

(updated 8/12/09): Here are just two of the shots... from Snoop Dogg to Lou Reed.

(Snoop Dogg at Lollapalooza 2009 - Photography by Will Byington © 2009)

(Lou Reed at Lollapalooza 2009 - Photography by Will Byington © 2009)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Just left Lolla and now heading to Martyrs for the excellent band The August! More music and drinking is a good thing... Right? Bring it on!
Photographing Lollapalooza day #2.... Ben Harper about to go onstage! The adventure continues...

(updated 8/12/09): One of my favorite shots from the start of Ben Harper's set...

(Ben Harper at Lollapalooza 2009 - Photography by Will Byington © 2009)

Friday, August 7, 2009

heading to photograph Lollapalooza day #1... major storms predicted for today in Chicago. Hope it misses us. Great music to be seen...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

posted shots from Paolo Nutini,Erin McCarley, Matt Hires's Chicago show as well as Pete Yorn's XRT studio X to

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

long night of editing photos ahead... Pete Yorn, Paolo Nutini, Erin McCarley, Wrigley Rooftops, Friends, and the magician @chicagotim hannig
Photographing XRT's Live From Studio X with Pete Yorn

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Doing a photo shoot w/ magician @timhannig and then the Paolo Nutini / Erin McCarley concert at the Vic tonight!