A few Saturdays ago my wife scheduled a pamper session for herself in Chicago’s Gold Coast. It was a sunny day; I seized the opportunity to photo walk, and after I dropped her off and parked, I hit the street.
Up for anything
I’ll quote Saul Leiter loosely,
I don’t have a plan, I have a camera.
I rarely have a plan beyond where I want to walk. In general I move and let everything else take care of itself. Case in point, I found myself on the SW corner of Michigan and Wacker, about to cross the bridge north. But then to my left, in the corner of my eye, I saw a deep shadow among the creamy colored concrete. Quickly I realized it was an open door, one that led right into the bridge tower.
I walked closer, and then inside, and found myself in the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum. Up for anything, I paid the $6 admission and headed up to the top for some views. To my delight, I found myself alone, with plenty of time to spare, looking through two panes of thick glass that had condensation trapped in between them from the humidity.
Here’s a collection of my favorites from that session. All images were taken with the Sony a7iii using the Sony 50mm.
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For me, candid photos of people looking at art is almost as visually pleasing as the artwork itself. Sometimes, even more.
I spent the afternoon of Sunday, November 25th at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. These are my favorite photos.
All images were taken with the Sony a6000 using the Sigma 30mm lens, and edited in Lightroom and VSCO.
For more of my work, find me on Instagram at @ke_vin_joseph.
For more photos, find me on Instagram at @ke_vin_joseph.
All images taken with the Sony a6000 or iPhone X; edited in Lightroom.