from the desk of a.m.p

// recent work by anjali m. pinto, chicago food and lifestyle photographer
An outtake from a #ChicagoReader portrait about a teenage girl opting out of standardized testing as a protest to Chicago’s way of evaluating teacher performance.

An outtake from a #ChicagoReader portrait about a teenage girl opting out of standardized testing as a protest to Chicago’s way of evaluating teacher performance.

Self portrait before my first tattoo.

Self portrait before my first tattoo.

Some new work is up on @Refinery29 - stories curated by stylist @lizschneider_

Some new work is up on @Refinery29 - stories curated by stylist @lizschneider_

One thrilling thing to me about being in another country is noticing the similarities among me and others, not only the differences. These images are about ‘just going about a day’. What I find interesting, even special, is someone else’s everyday. We all read news, use transit, see the sunset — but my ability to see the beauty in these everyday activities is so heightened when I travel.

@StudioParisChi recap from last summer. Michael and @JennerEvans, 2011.

@StudioParisChi recap from last summer. Michael and @JennerEvans, 2011.

2009: I photographed Steve Schmidt, Guinness World Record holder for teeth lifting at his home in Leslie, Missouri. He curled some horseshoes for me with his mouth and insisted I take them home.

2009: I photographed Steve Schmidt, Guinness World Record holder for teeth lifting at his home in Leslie, Missouri. He curled some horseshoes for me with his mouth and insisted I take them home.