Yet another shot from the past weekend's trip on top of the roof of the Hancock. Having unobstructed views and not having to worry about shooting through windows made for a great shoot this past weekend and I am really happy with how this one came out.
Here is another shot from the John Hancock roof as I described in Yesterday's Post. I still can't get over the fact that I gained special access to two of Chicago's most notable landmarks, the John Hancock and Willis Tower, in just a few weeks. Thanks to all the people that helped me get into those places.
On that note, I would like to return the favor to Brittany and Erin, and give them a shoutout to the brand new company they just started, Exhibit 5 Digital Court Reporting. I encourage you to like their facebook page, and if you are a lawyer, or know any lawyers, please spread the word about their company!
This past Saturday I was lucky enough to gain special access to the top of the John Hancock building in downtown Chicago. Now, I and many others have been to the top floor of this building before, but this weekend I was on the roof! Thanks to friend and fellow photog Matt Glavin we are able to get up there at 4am Saturday morning and watched the sunrise from way high up.
This marks the second time in just a few weeks that I have gotten special access to one of the most recognizable Chicago buildings. So, if you know anyone or have a special connection to a place that you think photographs well, I encourage you to email me or leave a comment and let me know!
I think this shot is the last of the University of Chicago pics that I was able to bring back from the photography workshop a few weekends ago. I would be lying if I said this was a totally original composition. This shot, like a few others that I have posted were inspired by Justin Kern's work. Seeing as he led the workshop, I don't think he will mind that I used his composition.
I attended a wedding this weekend in St. Louis and had some time to check out the Gateway Arch and snap a few shots.
The cloister filled walkway outside of Ida Noyes Hall.
During my stay at the Atlantis a few weekends ago, I discovered these rocks that faced west and made for excellent sunset foregrounds. Unfortunately, there were signs all over the place telling people to stay out of this area. That didn't stop me from getting this and a few others but eventually the staff did.
Another angle of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel on the University of Chicago Campus.
This is yet another shot of the staircase at Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago. This staircase seems to get a lot of attention from photographers, and for a good reason.
I will be posting this and several more pictures this week from my recent photography workshop at the University of Chicago. This is Ida Noyes Hall, an incredibly photogenic building on the Chicago campus.