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I am most interested in the challenge of seeing and capturing the ephemeral beauty, incongruities, discontinuities, ambiguities, and simple humor in the everyday world. This, to me, is what the determined, observant and patient camera is singularly able to authentically present.

While catch-as-catch-can photography can be fun I also pursue numerous specific thematic or topical projects which I occasionally present here. I feel that photographic projects, whether commercial or self-assigned, are extremely powerful mediums for channeling one's creative energies and for acquiring new skills. Duration is not important. Images in the Metropolitan gallery represent an open-ended long-term project whereas Glyphs and From 694 were one-day projects.

If you are interested in learning a bit more about my photography please visit the "blog" section of this site where I've begun presenting supplementary notes and, soon, short essays. You might also want to visit Alex Coghe's November, 2012 interview on the Leica Camera blog.

I hope you find a few images here that make you smile, that make you wonder, and make you pause to look longer and harder. Most of all I hope at least one of my images remains in your memory. If so, I've been successful.

Please feel free to take a moment to write a comment or two if you do enjoy something. I read them all.

With Best Regards,

- Ken Tanaka -


Featured Galleries & Collections

Millennium Park Print Store

14 photos
Created 17-Jun-14
Modified 17-Jun-14
Millennium Park Print Store


All Photographs

Of Dreams

61 photos
Created 5-Mar-16
Modified 5-Mar-16
Of Dreams

Urban Glyphs

15 photos
Created 18-Feb-10
Modified 18-Feb-10
Urban Glyphs

Metropolitan

208 photos
Created 2-Feb-17
Modified 2-Feb-17
Metropolitan

Sampler Slideshow

119 photos
Created 24-Feb-17
Modified 24-Feb-17
Sampler Slideshow

One Moments

171 photos
Created 16-Nov-17
Modified 16-Nov-17
One Moments

Cold

Galleries 3
Modified 6-Feb-11
57 photos

As Seen

69 photos
Created 23-Feb-17
Modified 23-Feb-17
As Seen

Blackhawks Rally

17 photos
Created 18-Jun-10
Modified 18-Jun-10
Blackhawks Rally

Agora

31 photos
Created 8-Nov-10
Modified 8-Nov-10
Agora

Scratch Gallery

97 photos
Created 13-Feb-18
Modified 13-Feb-18
Scratch Gallery

Japan

56 photos
Created 5-Jan-12
Modified 5-Jan-12
Japan

From 694

7 photos
Created 2-May-12
Modified 2-May-12
From 694

A Few Days With the Sony RX100

23 photos
Created 14-Sep-12
Modified 14-Sep-12
A Few Days With the Sony RX100

AGO Gehry Exhibit 2006

7 photos
Created 22-Aug-12
Modified 22-Aug-12
AGO Gehry Exhibit 2006

Blog Images

12 photos
Created 23-Jul-13
Modified 23-Jul-13
Blog Images

Humor

13 photos
Created 16-Aug-13
Modified 16-Aug-13
Humor

Group Meetings

Galleries 6
Modified 7-Nov-13
86 photos

Millennium Park

Galleries 9
Modified 15-Jul-14
162 photos

1004 Portraits

66 photos
Created 7-Jul-14
Modified 7-Jul-14
1004 Portraits

Card Images

10 photos
Created 26-Jan-15
Modified 26-Jan-15
Card Images

Untitled

1 photos
Created 16-Nov-17
Modified 16-Nov-17
Untitled

From Here

0 photos
Created 4-Dec-17
Modified 4-Dec-17

City

1 photos
Created 4-Dec-17
Modified 4-Dec-17
City

In Plain Sight

0 photos
Created 5-Dec-17
Modified 5-Dec-17

Time In Glass

0 photos
Created 5-Dec-17
Modified 5-Dec-17

One Moments NEW

0 photos
Created 5-Dec-17
Modified 5-Dec-17

scratch 2

5 photos
Created 8-Mar-18
Modified 8-Mar-18
scratch 2

To Build

0 photos
Created 5-Dec-17
Modified 5-Dec-17