Pushing Fronts: 2013 Retrospective – by Guy Rhodes

2013 Retrospective

The Aurora Borealis luminesce in the sky over Lake Michigan near the lighthouse at St. Joseph, Mich., Tuesday, October 8, 2013.

East Chicago-based photographer, lighting designer, and filmmaker Guy Rhodes reflects on this past year and shares his favorite photos of 2013.

On the eve of my birthday (or “Guy Eve” as the day has become colloquially known in my inner circles), my mother was kind enough to bake me a birthday cake (a day early, since I’ll be spending my actual birthday jetting across the country for lighting work). The finished cake, sitting proudly on the kitchen table, was topped with two candles in the shape of a three and two. 3-2. Thirty-two.

While I knew that those waxy numerals weren’t telling any fibs, my gut reaction was to question the sum they’d derived. “Thirty-two? Me? That’s, like, some adult’s age!” Indeed, reality is a tough pill to swallow. Aside from having legal documents to confirm my age on paper, I’m also realizing my philosophical ideals and beliefs are lining right up with full blown adulthood.

Continue reading and see more photos on Guy’s blog.

2013 Retrospective

Sandy Jansson of Crown Point, Ind., kisses a frog during the Frog Jumping Contest held at the Lake County Fair at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point, Ind., Saturday, August 10, 2013.

2013 Retrospective

A view looking towards the tail of a B-17G Flying Fortress in the sky over Porter County during a demonstration flight near Valparaiso, Ind., Monday, July 29, 2013. The World War II era aircraft, built in 1945, currently tours the country as part of the nonprofit Collings Foundation.

2013 Retrospective

Lightning strikes a radio transmitter mast atop the Willis Tower in Chicago, Ill., Wednesday, September 18, 2013. Strong thunderstorms brought heavy downpours to the Chicago area Wednesday evening.

2013 Retrospective

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, flight 4820 en route from Washington, D.C., to Chicago Midway Airport, flies in front of the full moon over East Chicago, Ind., Tuesday, August 20, 2013.

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