Wherever I am, there's usually a camera nearby. Because I'm a photographer. And a model. And so, this blog is a collection of some of my work on both sides of the camera (peppered with some musings and reveries). Please check out my complete photography portfolio at: www.petraford.com. (*Wondering where my "HOME" button is? Click on my name, above. Voila.*)
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Tuesday morning in Chicago.©Petra Ford

Tuesday morning in Chicago.
©Petra Ford

I really don’t want to forget…the most beautiful weekend.
Fur, Denmark
Summer 2014

©Petra Ford

Paris, France
©Petra Ford, July 2014

Paris, France

©Petra Ford, July 2014

"Got my hair, got my head
Got my brains, got my ears
Got my eyes, got my nose
Got my mouth, I got my smile
I got my tongue, got my chin
Got my neck, got my boobies
Got my heart, got my soul
Got my back, I got my sex

I got my arms, got my hands
Got my fingers, got my legs
Got my feet, got my toes
Got my liver, got my blood

I’ve got life, I’ve got my freedom
I’ve got the life

I’ve got the life
And I’m gonna keep it
I’ve got the life
And nobody’s gonna take it away
I’ve got the life”

Nina Simone, “Ain’t Got No, I Got Life”

As long as the primary function of my radiator remains to be a rack for drying my bikini, I am…the most happy.Chicago, September 2014

As long as the primary function of my radiator remains to be a rack for drying my bikini, I am…the most happy.
Chicago, September 2014

République, Paris, France©Petra Ford, July 2014

République, Paris, France
©Petra Ford, July 2014

My Paris street photos are up! →

  • Yo! Click here to see my street images from my July trip to Paris. I’ll post them here on my blog too, but check ‘em on my website for the proper flow. (Please message me for print pricing)
Herning, Denmark©Petra Ford, June 2014

Herning, Denmark
©Petra Ford, June 2014

Chicago Air & Water ShowNorth Avenue Beach, August 2014©Petra Ford

Chicago Air & Water Show
North Avenue Beach, August 2014
©Petra Ford

My friend Stacey and I having our own kind of fun at the Martial Raysse exhibition in Paris (looooved his exhibit, by the way. LOVED). 
Centres Georges Pompidou July 2014

My friend Stacey and I having our own kind of fun at the Martial Raysse exhibition in Paris (looooved his exhibit, by the way. LOVED). 


Centres Georges Pompidou 
July 2014

Paris, France©Petra Ford, July 2014

Paris, France
©Petra Ford, July 2014

How many times : For how long : Why :


Photographed at the Pompidou in Paris
July 2014

Everyone has a creative impulse, and has the right to create, and should.

— Patti Smith

Kristen, photographed for Artists with Tearsheet©Petra Ford, August 2014

Kristen, photographed for Artists with Tearsheet
©Petra Ford, August 2014

Shot this week for Artists with Tearsheet in Chicago.Model: Morgan @ BMG Models©Petra Ford, August 2014

Shot this week for Artists with Tearsheet in Chicago.
Model: Morgan @ BMG Models
©Petra Ford, August 2014