Archive for ‘Damen’

May 5, 2014

Emergent, slippers

I appreciate this guy, greatly. The dress-down thing works, especially when dressed in the same color from head to toe. Can’t imagine leaving those things under the bed, however, after trekking alleys like this one.
Emergent, slippers
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September 1, 2012

The shattered bus

I really love motion blur. Sometimes I think I get carried away and do too many of these, but maybe it can be one of my hallmarks? That’s a funny idea, since anyone can do it! Now and again you get a very different look when you capture something like a vehicle in motion. I thought this bus looked like it was breaking apart upon exiting the intersection.
The shattered bus
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June 28, 2012

End of boardwalk

Damen sometimes feels like it was ripped straight out of some film noir. Maybe its the ubiquitous cabs scurrying about below making me think of Taxi Driver. I’m not sure. It’s probably more of the light that reminds me of that film. A lot of strange colors pop out at Damen and give it this restless unease. But then black and white is the origin of the noir motif, and Damen photographs very well in this way. I feel like some Chicago mobster could walk up this very boardwalk into the frame. There’s also something sinister about the wrapped rail shadow raking across the brick building.
End of boardwalk
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June 19, 2012

Cab flow at Damen

Damen is my favorite stop along Chicago’s blue line. There’s a ton of nightlife going on, but I’ve never been a part of that. I love the platform of the L station here. There are several vantage points that lend spectacularly to photography, and this is one of them. This is the scene looking east on North Avenue. Yes, that’s confusing if you’ve never been here. It’s a freezing cold night and relatively quiet for the Wicker Park neighborhood, even on a weekday. By the time I grabbed this capture around midnight my hands were nearly numb and snowflakes were starting to fall. The lone cab is waiting to turn left while others blitz past him.Cab flow at Damen
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