#SeeingRedSeries Just about to start crossing LaSalle St heading east towards John Hancock tower. Technology has made such a profound change in all of us. A decade ago, the picture would have shown a person with a phone held at their ear and talking. A decade before that it would have been a person with... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries So many times have I passed this place, but never seen it from across the train station. The Congress Hotel neon sign atop its roof is unmistakable in any photo of Chicago skyline featuring Michigan Ave.

#SeeingRedSeries¬†The inner courtyard of the Archdiocese of Chicago complex is not open to general walk-in public AFAIK, so the only shot I can ever get is through the bars of its massive gate, with its security cameras, dial pads and what not. Almost feels as an entrance into a prison if you ask me. No... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries Just to get to John Hancock tower from my work in the middle of The Loop and back took nearly 12 thousand steps. Not sure which of the side streets crossing LaSalle St this was (definitely north of Grand Ave). A tell-tale sign of an infrared shot... pitch black sky. Given the January sun... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries Courtyard and rectory of the Fourth Presbyterian Church on Michigan Avenue in Chicago in mid-winter. When the day is sunny and I have time for a longer lunch walk than usual (often take no lunch at all) I come here to get some steps, but most importantly to shoot. This place has a different... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries I don't know where precisely this was, but it was not far west from John Hancock tower. A random patch of light washing over a sidewalk and what appeared to be a vacant storefront. Shot with infrared converted DSLR with LifePixel super color filter. It always amazes me how aggressive the light fall off... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries Alright, I snapped this on a whim, somewhere on Grand, I think? At lunch time (as is my habit) when most worker bees go grab some quick bite, but these guys? One was binge-watching Netflix or something and constantly giggling, while the guy by the hydrant was fighting his phone, trying to figure out... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries Chicago Theater. This thing has been snapped countless times and is notoriously known, be it for its iconic banner, or the traditional awning. Made me wonder how it would look when shot in infrared where all colors would melt away and only the shape remained. It gives things a whole different spin, but the... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries is back! It was a sunny clear day today, so I whipped out my IR-converted DSLR and took it out for a lunch walk while hunting for sun rays. Heading to visit 360 Chicago at the Hancock any time soon? Hop across the street over to the Fourth Presbyterian Church and its rectory. The... Continue Reading →

It's almost 3 PM and a worker from the Blommer Chocolate Factory is heading home, lighting up along the way. This factory has quite an interesting side facing South, which provides a perfect backdrop for street shooting, typical Great Depression-era weathered brick. Excellent spot from Kinzie St. The only downside I see is that if... Continue Reading →

When I saw this building I couldn't help but think of Gene Wilder in the Charlie chocolate factory movie where the poor kid got stuck in a pipe. "The pressure is unbearable! I hope it lasts..." I could smell chocolate from blocks away not knowing what the heck was going on, before I even realized... Continue Reading →

Construction crew from one of the high rise buildings being erected on the south edge of Chicago's River North neighborhood  are heading home from their day shift. Winter mid-day sun on Orleans street throws some great light spots in the middle of all the shadows.

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