A few weeks ago I published The Birdman of Pittsburgh which was taken in the 1970″s. The picture received a few comments and people asked me where that picture was taken in relationship to the current Market Square.
I am not sure but think I was probably standing in what is now part of PPG Place. I believe I was standing off 4th Avenue near Stanwix. The windows and reflections from PPG Place are truly amazing.
OK, so technically this is not really stolen art. The Art Institute of Chicago allows you to take pictures in most areas as long as you do not use flash photography. I rarely will take pictures inside a museum but do enjoy photographing sculpture so when I saw the Chagall Windows I almost felt compelled to take pictures of them. We had seen more of Chagall’s windows in Nice but these are pieces he created specifically for the United States audience.
Continuing with this weeks pattern theme, I am sharing another view of window patterns on the Chicago River. This pattern almost seems to spell out a hidden message. You can see other images and buy prints and apparel at my commercial site.
This weeks theme will be patterns. Photographers, including myself, are fascinated with patterns. I think that is because, unlike painters, we deal with physically moving our position and the position of our tools (tripod,lens,etc.)to compose an image. Of course there are patterns in everything, but this weeks images will focus on images that I like primarily because of their repetitive patterns. This one was taken along the Chicago river on the Architectural tour. You can see other images and buy prints of this one at my commercial gallery.
Each window is a little different. Some are closed and private. Some offer reflections and one you can see straight through. The building reminded me of the old Rod Stewart song. You can buy a print of this one and see others on my commercial gallery by clicking here.
Well, tomorrow morning we are on the road again to America’s Second City. Chicago is called the second city not because it is second to New York like New Yorkers think but because it is the Second City that rose from the famous fire. Won’t be posting much until our return. You can buy a print of this image at my commercial gallery by clicking here.
On Thursday we will leave for Chicago to see my little girl and her posse. Nothing like a road trip , especially when you get to arrive in a great American city at the end. This image is of the famous Art Deco Wrigley building in the glass skyscrapers that line the Chicago River. You can buy a print of this image at my commercial gallery by clicking here.