Tuesday, August 30, 2011
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Monday, August 22, 2011
The new semester starts Monday at the school where I teach. Back in elementary school, it seems like my teachers always made students write about what they did over the summer. In the spirit of returning to school, this week I'll recap in photographs how I spent my summer.
Right after school let out last May, I went to a local forest preserve and shot some digital infrared photos. This is one of them.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Here's a photo made with infrared film in my Holga camera last summer. It must have been beginner's luck-I shot a couple of rolls of infrared film in my Holga earlier this summer, and the results weren't nearly as good. I should do some more-I haven't done much shooting at all this summer with my toy cameras. Most of my shooting this summer has been with my digital camera, and my studio time has been occupied with making collages.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
I don't consider myself a street photographer; in fact, I'm a little suspicious of that entire genre of photography (aside from Robert Frank, Martin Parr and Vivian Meier, and I don't consider Frank and Parr to be street photography). That said, I seem to do quite a bit of shooting 'in the streets', as it were, and I've recently seen some writing online advocating a broadening of what is considered street photography.
Here's an example of a street shot I made almost a year ago, last September to be exact.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Here's a nice mid-century apartment building, located a couple of blocks from my house in Chicago. I shot this late last spring in digital infrared. There's quite a bit of mid-century architecture and commercial signage within a few miles of where I live. I really should be shooting it.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
I couldn't think of a title that seemed to fit this photo. Maybe it's because it's 2:00 am and I'm tired. Anyway, this was shot on the University of Chicago campus last fall. It's a construction site picture of the cool new library which opened on campus recently, with the actual construction site in the background.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
It was a beautiful day today, with perfect weather. I had some errands downtown, and used that as an excuse to go for a long walk to enjoy the day. I walked from Chinatown to the museum campus, where these photos were shot, and back again, about 4 1/2 miles round trip. The weather's supposed to be great tomorrow, so I may do something similar then.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Wandering around Toronto last Sunday, I saw this really cool old school building. I love Modernist architecture, so I had to stop and shoot a few photos.
The smokestack behind the building has spirals of glazed brick running up it (I love glazed brick).
I did a bit of research once I returned home, and found a short article about this building in a Toronto architecture blog. I also found out that parts of the movie Hairspray were filmed here (the musical remake starring John Travolta, not the good one).
I'm a little jealous that I didn't get to go to school here!
Friday, August 5, 2011
I'm back from Toronto with a fresh batch of photos from my trip to post. Here's one I shot at Honest Ed's, a bargain store that's funny on the outside, but kind of depressing on the inside, as you can see here:
I couldn't help but think of exploited third world laborers when I was in this place.