Creative image making in Chicago since 2002.

A behind-the-scenes look at different projects with which Dan / yes.I.said has been involved, including case studies discussing various procedural, aesthetic, and technical concerns that arose during the work.

CASE STUDY: Between Gestures

Recently, Goethe-Institut Chicago tapped me to design a brochure for a large performance festival going on in various locations around Chicago called Between Gestures.

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EXERCISE: Perspective Apparel

One of my favorite projects in junior high art class was drawing in two-point perspective, and I’ve often thought about revisiting perspective drawing techniques as an adult. These fantasies were reignited recently when I decided to convert a photo I took of a utility building (located at the fringes of Lincoln Park at Wilson Avenue in Chicago) to abstract geometric artwork.

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Mapping Queer Chicago: Past & Present

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the riots at Stonewall, Goethe-Instituts around the world are mounting an exhibit called ‘Queer as German Folk’ described as “50 Years of Transatlantic Rainbow Friendship.” For a local component in Chicago’s iteration, I was charged with designing a large print map that displays the information compiled in a Google Map by two interns at the Goethe-Institut, Mason Culkin and Liliana Macias.

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Photos from Germany Week

Goethe-Institut Chicago is keeping me very busy this year. Last week, as part of Wunderbar Together, Goethe hosted Germany Week in downtown Chicago’s Daley Plaza. The event featured a host of discussions, performances, exhibits, and events celebrating the relationship between the two countries. They tapped me to photograph three events.

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