DuPage County PADS: Bringing Hope to the Homeless

Long known as one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, Chicago area DuPage County is full of expensive and ornate housing developments, beautiful parks and top-rated schools; but contrary to common belief there are also over a thousand people without homes. DuPage PADS helped over a thousand people last year, 174 of them were children. Thanks to the dedicated work of the DuPage PADS organization and selfless volunteers, families like these can receive the support they need to get a leg-up. DuPage PADS recognized the deep and heartfelt needs of those suffering around them and responded to those needs over 25 years ago. For this reason, I am incredibly grateful and excited to be collaborating with DuPage PADS over the course of the following months on a project which will result in a multi media presentation consisting of still photos, audio and video footage…

My Best of 2010

With 2010 having come and gone, it was in and of itself yet another very interesting year, a tad bit more so than previous years of recent history…So…to get a glimpse into my year’s journeys, I invite you to view the best photographs from my commercial assignments as well as personal fine art photography work of 2010. Enjoy…and to a magical 2011!

The Best of the 2010 U.S. Open Squash Championship

Some of what many would consider to be my best shots of the world class matches…at the 2010 U.S. Open Squash Championships… among the top world class squash players are Mohammed Abbas, Thierry Lincou, Oli Touminen, Wael El Hindi, Vanessa Atkinson, Lauren Jans Anjema, Omar Mosaad Abouzid, Amanda Sobhy, Isabelle Stoehr, Line Hansen, Manuela Manetta, Latasha Khan and Nicolas Mueller

Finals at the 2010 U.S. Open Squash Championships

Saturday, October 2, 2010 Fortune favors the bold–El Hindi and Atkinson are crowned as U.S. Open Champions during a rainy yet fantastic evening at the Pritzker Pavillion in Chicago, IL. [coolEye search=72157624970768241 how=album width=550 height=450 source=flickr rows=1 chrome=show tilt=4 brand=hide toolbar=show exactfit=yes] The 2010 METROsquash U.S. Open finals featured a battle of textbook squash against the famous…

Quarterfinals at the 2010 U.S. Open Squash Championships

Quarterfinals day at the 2010 U.S. Open Squash Championships in downtown Chicago, IL. Once again some phenomenal squash matches by the world’s best squash players. Awesome turnout, sponsors and crowd loved it. [album: http://www.mariankrausphotography.com/wp-content/plugins/dm-albums/dm-albums.php?currdir=/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/2010US Open day 2/] contributed by squashwriter Phil Yarrow Tonight saw the continuation of the quarter-finals matches of the MetroSquash US Open. …