The personal blog of photojournalist Noah Darnell.

Slight of hand…

Slight of hand…

Through the blinds of a diner in a Chicago suburb: cars pass crusted with ice and the sidewalk scatters white. Dogs in jackets, anxious at their ropes. People stride by with hunched shoulders. The sounds of the diner don’t match the sights out the window until a train approaches and the sound of coffee cup

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The neighbors of big cities…

The neighbors of big cities…

  I absolutely love the color of the first photograph. As usual, whenever color is used in this blog, it’s natural color. And the black and white isn’t too processed. And the perfect little star points of light. Chicago again. I try to show what is there. “What is there” is fantastical enough that I

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All work aside…

All work aside…

All work aside, I love to come to big cities to wander and photograph a little human condition. Make some image of randomness. Alas, still working on the images, this is just a few from driving through town. . . . Tomorrow, all street. All day. Stay tuned… -Noah D.

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The process to process…

The process to process…

Another place in the world that I never would have expected that I would ever be. No, it is not some amazing capital city or bizarre end of the earth… …it is Wheaton, Illinois. Need to spend a day working all the photos you saw in yesterday’s post, Philip and I took up roost at

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Links and lights…

Links and lights…

Every-once-in-a-while there comes an opportunity to do something fairly unusual with my trade as a photojournalist. Photographing people on stage, performing on the court or the field, being out in public on the spotlight… but usually overseas in the darkened corners of the world do I ever photograph the average person in their average environment

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Up and down the country…

Up and down the country…

Fly here. Fly there. Fly here and there for the university. Fly here and there for my personal projects. This time? Personal project. I’m back in Chicago. Stay tuned… -Noah D.

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Regular for life…

Regular for life…

I often write about what it means to be a “regular.” I’m talking where all the waiters or baristas or bartenders on all the different shifts know your order. Where you don’t have an official tab, but if you come up short every once in a while they tease you with “I know where you

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In the land of wind…

In the land of wind…

Chicago. Finally a moment to wander the streets with no agenda, no work to do. A few touristy things and a whole lot of film through the M4-P. These are the digital moments, however; the film is off at the lab. . . . . . . More time will be spent here in the

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Alright, alright… I’m back.

Alright, alright… I’m back.

So, here The Fledgling Photographer continues… Since my last post, I’ve taken tens of thousands of photos. To get caught up from some of that, I may post a couple a day for a while… or I’ll just continue from now. Anyways, the blog is back. And they all rejoiced. BUT FIRST! I may be

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