IMAGES OF CHICAGO – art is easy

The first thing we noticed in Chicago was the architecture. The second thing was the aerial ballet performed by window washers.

I’ve been trawling through my photos of our recent US excursion, ditching dozens of feeble efforts and finding a few shots worth keeping.

There’s a theme emerging to some of the ones I like.

Art and architecture are relatively easy to shoot. Someone else has already done the real creative work and the subjects patiently stay in the one spot while I fumble with the camera settings, think about lighting and find the best angle.

I also enjoy putting human observers of the art into the shots as well. It is an important part of the experience. Art, especially in public places, usually has people sharing the space. I don’t like asking them to move.

Art Institute of Chicago. The painting is Mark Rothko’s. I don’t know who the bald head belongs to but it improves the shot.

Millennium Park.

Chicago’s Vietnam Memorial.

Sports commentator Jack Brickhill and friend.

Everyone wants to get close to Marilyn. Sculpture by John Seward Johnson.

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Untitled through lack of interest.

And everybody gets at least one interesting shot of Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate.


Filed under Art, travel photography, USA

4 responses to “IMAGES OF CHICAGO – art is easy

  1. Love the way you describe each of your shots. Beautiful photos as well.

  2. Arhh Richard, good to see you getting around the globe even if it is at the heels of a woman! Architecture offers great artistic space even for bald guys and art is easy with inspiration that YOU find. Keep snapping! Therese

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