#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 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 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 →
Over a million people visit the Christkindlmarket in Chicago Loop, Wrigley Field, Naperville and Milwaukee over the course of a month. If you are into street photography, there is no better place to be and capture people's interactions as they go about their day and have fun. The crowd is so overwhelming and situations pass... Continue Reading →
This year's Chicago Christkindlmarket was as good as ever drawing huge crowds every day. Last year they surpassed 1 million visitors and this year's was no doubt even higher. Especially since this traditional German market (with typical Chicago flair) expanded to Milwaukee as well. Crowds and headache or not, this is one of my favorite... 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 →
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.
Among the many bridges spanning across Chicago river, the Franklin St / Orleans St bridge is probably my favorite. You may say that they are all the same, and you'd probably be right, but this one is at the bend of the river where it forks out to the southern branch, leading to the IM... Continue Reading →
We all have things to see and places to go. Be it a cup of java at Peet's Coffee Shop, or asking people for a few dimes, or going for a lunch, or hauling boxes. Always something happening. That's the streets of Chicago in mid-day.
A random character deliberating whether to cross the street or to keep smoking his J. Decided on the latter after a couple pulls...