Always amazing!

I'm constantly amazed by how images and words about American barns resonate with people. Everywhere we go for presentations and book signings for  "Wisconsin Barns," we get nice crowds of people with lots of their own stories to tell.
The latest example came at the Northbrook Public Library, where we had a nice crowd of barn fans, some of whom stayed long after we were done just talking about their love of the American icon.
Thanks to the staff at Northbrook for having us visit, especially a certain tech person who saved the night with a laptop that would actually show my PowerPoint show!
Next up is Sept. presentation in Kenosha.
If you are interested in the program, drop me an email at
Also on the horizon is another session of "Barn Photography: Photographing an American Icon" at Harper College in Palatine later this summer (, as well as "Flower Photography Inside and  Out" and "Photography Continued," also at Harper this fall.

Silo standing guard

A student of mine, Jay, took our photo class to this wonderful barn in Fox River Grove, Ill., early one morning this spring. From this angle, the barn, with its rotund brick and steel band silo, reminds me of a chunky old man standing watch over his  fields. Ok, so maybe I'm losing it.
The class, Barn Photography, will be offered again this fall at Harper College in Palatine (