It’s About Time!

Hi all, and welcome to my new website! I know it’s been a long time coming, and I’m excited to bring it to light. If you read my Bio page, you kind of get an idea who I am; if you have looked at my work, you know what I can do. This page shows you what you may not know. First, I’m not a writer, which you will soon learn. I do have the advantage of being married to a writer and editor, so most of these Blog posts should have the words spelled correctly and some form of English will be used.

So how am I going to use this Blog? I’ve been asking the same question! Obviously we will talk about photography and food; I will introduce you to my clients, and show behind the scenes photos and explanations on how and why we are producing some of our shots. I also will share some Blogs I find interesting covering a plethora of topics.

I will have my days where I need to rant—usually about my golf game (and sometimes the problems with renovating a 120-year-old home). I will fill you in on what is happening with the Chicago Creative Coalition, for which I have been a board member for more than 15 years. We are producing some exciting events, including a juried photo show at this year’s Jeff Fest.

I will introduce some of you to my second passion—skydiving. I have been jumping almost 30 years, all over the country and the world. I organize formation skydives and help organize world records. I will submit pics and video for you to watch, and hopefully you will come to understand why we participate in this sport!

So sit back and enjoy the ride. I’m looking forward to this new chapter in my work and life and would love to share it with you. I look forward to your comments on my work or my opinions. If I can answer a question, just ask.

T. J.

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  1. Claudia Hine June 27, 2014 at 11:35 pm #

    Love the way this site showcases T. J.’s work, and I really didn’t have to do that much editing on his first blog post. I look forward to him ranting about his golf game here and not to me!

  2. Mooseface June 30, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    Your work continues to amaze me. I’m proud to say I was there right from the start that cold Winter, that goofy senior project, in a dilapidated pool in College Park. So proud of all you accomplishments. Your work continues to inspire me to become a better food artist. Have a wonderful Summer……..Mooseface (AKA Nancy)

    • T. J. Hine July 1, 2014 at 10:06 am #

      Thanks Nanc. I still have a couple of those old shots…Hmmm blog idea?

  3. Kris Beach July 1, 2014 at 1:46 am #

    Love your new site! You are one talented and passionate artist of both food and photography. I look forward to your next writings. I love your “Lime” book and is it “Hot” that is next? Keep it coming. I would love to see a T.J.’s favorite recipes segment, maybe a monthly entry. You are a great cook as well.

    • T. J. Hine July 1, 2014 at 10:07 am #

      Thanks Kris for the comments and the great blog idea!

  4. Kim Meijer July 1, 2014 at 3:30 am #

    Your photos make me hungry & thirsty! Looking forward to you blogging!:-)

    • T. J. Hine July 1, 2014 at 10:08 am #

      Then I have done my job Kim! Thanks.

  5. Debbie July 1, 2014 at 9:27 am #

    Great New Site! Love the Work!!

  6. Tom Jones July 9, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

    Wow TJ. I knew you took pictures of food, but I didn’t know you took Great pictures of food.

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