Sights, Sounds, and Shapes of Chicago (part 5 of......)

by Camellia Staab October. 21, 2020 589 views

Not much of a commentary on these photos of Chicago streets. I am going to let the photos do their own talking.

Ok, I fibbed a bit about not making any comments because I believe the photo below needs some explanation or at least an opinion. I saw this monstrosity while walking past a huge office building. This "beautiful" (using the word very loosely) was sitting in the middle of a huge lobby. The lobby was empty except for a few security guards walking around. No, they were not guarding this "gorgeous" piece but rather checking people who were going to the offices upstairs.

I walked around this "thing" several times before finally convincing myself to take a photo. The more I looked at it the more I thought that the person who had created this sculpture must be gradually loosing their mind. And then I read the plaque and came to the conclusion that anyone who was being inspired by Captain Ahab, must be just as neurotic as he was.

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Jay Boggess 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Great series! Love all the subjects, POVs, colors, textures, deep foci and clarity!

+1smile+1

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Camellia Staab Replied to Jay Boggess 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you Jay smile

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Jay Boggess Replied to Camellia Staab 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Always a treat, Sis!
+1grinning+1

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Brett Johnson 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Any of my attempts at art and sculpture look a lot like this by Mr Stella, either I have some issues or could be a famous artist yet. Nahhh, apart from being an astronaut or a doctor (both I have left a bit late at 58) I just want to be a good photographer, maybe a Magnum Photographer, off to practice, I will need to do lots of practice........ :-)

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Camellia Staab Replied to Brett Johnson 5 months, 3 weeks ago

👍👍

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Berckmans Peter 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Great set and also ther complete series. You have some nice details here and lovely cityscapes. I think I would be very happy in this city.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Berckmans Peter 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you Peter. Make sure when you move to Chicago you come with a full wallet smile

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Brett Johnson 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Wow! I really, really love this whole series. Gives you an a great appreciation of Chicago. They are brilliant photos and capture the big picture and the detail! Thank you so much for sharing, great images.

Have only been to Chicago once in early February, I remember being cold, not as cold as a few days later when we were in Yellowknife ""Canadia"", but just a bit cold. (Yellowknife was dark most of the day and minus 40 degrees) - Circa 2011 myself and colleague/mate went to the Buddy Guy Blues Club, forgot the acts but Blues in Chicago in Winter, felt damn fine.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Brett Johnson 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed them Brett. February in Chicago can be brutal, especially with that wind from the lake, but probably not as brutal at Yellowknife. Chicago is well known for its blues clubs. they like churches around here, grow on every corner.😉

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Brett Johnson Replied to Camellia Staab 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi Camellia, what made that few years more brutal was leaving Perth at 40 degrees c and getting to the USA (Niagra) or Toronto or further North and we would see "feels like -40c in the weather". But I just love those amazing great lakes and the country and cities on them!

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Björn Roose 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Good thing the sign says #14 is a "monumental piece" smile However, what is sometimes nice about this kind of work is details. Not because they leave less to the imagination, but because certain forms or lines separated from the rest of the thing can be photographically interesting.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Björn Roose 5 months, 3 weeks ago

I believe Stella would love to have you as his art promoter 😉

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia Staab 5 months, 3 weeks ago

I don't even like Stella as a beer smile

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Gethin Thomas 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Great street scenes, very alive and atmospheric. Built at a time of enormous wealth I suspect. Everything looks really expensive, buildings, street lights etc. No expense spared.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Gethin Thomas 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Not  a cheap  place to live

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Gethin Thomas 5 months, 3 weeks ago

#15Frank Stella? Shock horror. I know his paintings from when I was in art school. I guess he must have been hit by a fire truck at some point.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Gethin Thomas 5 months, 3 weeks ago

I tend to believe a screw went unbolted be it from a fire truck or picking up a big fat head of I am grand, disease.

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Gethin Thomas 5 months, 3 weeks ago

#14 Was that the famous bit in Moby Dick where Captain Ahab puts out the trash and wins an art prize? Fictional characters in old novels must have had to put out the trash sometime.

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