About Joel Porterfield
I started taking photographs years ago as a way to document my travels, but it was my home in the Midwest of the United States that really inspired me to take my photography beyond just documenting travels and take a more personal artistic view of Chicago and its nature. I'm lucky to live in one of the most photogenic cities in the world and its location on Lake Michigan and its four well-defined seasons provide me opportunities to capture many different moods. I bounce between urban and natural settings, but my favorite things to look for are the contrasts between the natural world and the build environment.
Professional roles: Photographer