The image above is a cell phone image of a building at Armitage Ave. and Milwaukee Ave in Chicago. As I was waiting for a traffic light to change one day, I looked over and the patterns and textures of the building next to me cried out to be photographed. So I stuck my cell phone out the window and made the image you see above. Later I converted the photograph to black and white in Lightroom. I liked the image a lot but I also wanted to make a color image of the building with a better camera.
So I went back to make the image below about a month later on a cold and snowy night when Chicago got hit with one of the few snowstorms of the year. The Cha Zap Barbershop College image was also made on the same night.
*Like most images on this blog, if you click on them you’ll be taken to other related work and potentially useful ephemera.
Armitage Ave. & Milwaukee Ave. – Chicago 2017
Cha Zap Barbershop College – Chicago 2017
The images above were made a month a ago. The images below are from my commute last night.
Citgo apparitions – 2017
red weave 8069 – 2017
big truck scare – 2017
liquid light 8104 – 2017
Like most people, commuting for me is a necessary evil. But being able to make these new images over the last few months has made my commute a whole lot more fun.
*all images were made with a Nikon D810 and a Nikon 24-70mm zoom lens, except for the top image which was made with an iPhone
As Harvard University psychologist Daniel Gilbert argues, ‘You can’t adapt to commuting, because it’s entirely unpredictable. Driving in traffic is a different kind of hell every day.’