Posts tagged ‘cityscape’

April 12, 2016

The other dwellings, Leeds

A view off the top of the park up.
The other dwellings, Leeds
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March 27, 2015

Nothing to photograph, NYC

Friday feeling like a Monday
Plane crashed by its pilot
Something radical and new
Nothing new under the sun
I forced myself to ignore Times Square
Nothing to photograph in New York City
Nothing to photograph in NYC
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November 12, 2014

American night

American night
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August 20, 2014

Chicago descent

It always looks relaxed from up here.
Chicago descent
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August 6, 2014

Human, reforested

In a game-changing act of retribution by nature, a skinny tree overwhelms a woman as she walks down Randolph Street.
Human, reforested
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July 24, 2014

The better ones are difficult to title

There are times when photographing the city where you get all these passers-by wondering what you’re possibly doing. They walk by and look back, trying to see what you’re seeing. It makes me feel somewhat like a crazy person, standing there in the flow of things to catch a moment. This, in particular, was very evident to me the other day when watching a man and his wife ob around on a street with cameras, backpacks and gear in tow. Aimlessly, they floated from street sign to bird to plant as if racing to capture what was obviously available to the next anyone from anywhere who happened to be here. It was like watching CNN – or looking into a cracked mirror. I found myself wondering what in the world was motivating them, caught myself, and continued on.
The better ones are difficult to title
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June 8, 2014

The interconnectedness of things

I think my favorite parts of The Loop are the alleys. They’re the least-photographed niches of downtown, and a few of them are truly beautiful. The way they connect – how they surprise with access to vantages – it can blow your mind. It gives me a different sense of space to photograph from inside them. It’s like entering an artery with an opportunity to see. This is a busy one, difficult to photograph, with lots of people scurrying through. If you look up you go dizzy.
The interconnectedness of things
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May 7, 2014

Life in a box

It’s funny. I write down ideas and strange things people say, but I never use them. I assume at some point there will be this revelation of sorts where stars align and one of these little quotes I found will become useful, but it never happens. Often times they sit there in my phone and become less interesting by the day. It’s like they’re the opposite of fine wine – aging into an ugly pulp of intention over form. I read through a few tonight wondering what might apply to this photo. Nothing.
Life in a box
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June 14, 2013

Elevators to the left

City to the right. Another in my series of “Hanging in the parking garage,” I guess. Feeling a bit vapid for words here tonight. This photo seems to strike against the last one I posted due to the awkward leading lines of each through the middle. I find something about them pushing against each other. I’m not sure what it is, really. I usually take the stairs in parking garages. Nonetheless, there’s the trapezoidal effect going on with the space to the right here. Fixing it with perspective correction ruins the vibe, so the buildings are wonky, but the space is all right.
Elevators to the left
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April 26, 2013

Human beings (are not disposable)

There are times where you think you captured something you captured before. This photo certainly references one I’ve recently posted to the blog, but I think it stands on its own. I literally had to put my camera in the street to get it, and then two or three ridiculous moments occurred right after doing so. This is a part of that.
Human beings
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