Monday, January 25, 2010

A Few Hours in Chicago

I shot all of these images in color, but when I looked at them at home, they didn't seem to work. In January, Chicago doesn't need color. It's gray; it's cold; it's metal. Color doesn't reveal Chicago in January; it conceals it.

The Chicago Bean (actually, it's entitled "Cloud Gate.")

Quintessentially Chicago.

Danger lurks around every corner.

Outside a coffee shop.

The Chicago Theatre.

Public art from Jean Dubuffet. I didn't realize you could actually walk inside the sculpture.

The Cubs broadcaster is still a legend here.

Ice skating in Millennium Park.

Marina Towers in River North. You really can't ruin this shot. These buildings create a really interesting geometry that becomes very soothing in a city full of Beaux Arts architecture. I've since remembered that this shot is basically the cover to Wilco's album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot."

Looking south toward Frank Gehry's Pritzker Pavillion, Sunday morning.

The 11:00 pm crowd at Second City.

Signs you won't see in Salt Lake City.

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