Matt Tuteur I was standing in the corner of State and Randolph Streets in Chicago at about 2 pm in the afternoon today, waiting for the cross light to turn WALK when I saw this fire engine stop right on the corner with its crew members running to the fire hydrant. I decided to watch, [...]
Google Street View Camera If you want to capture images of photographers in the act of taking pictures, then it can be advisable to take a somewhat ‘candid camera’ approach to your own work. This means taking photographs in which your subjects are not posed, or even aware that the photograph is being taken, allowing [...]
I had to attend a seminar this morning as part of my re-training to go back into the workforce. It was a great, helpful seminar – basically how to perform well in interviews, how to sell yourself, how to be a professional. After the seminar, I went around the loop to take photos of the [...]
Promenaders taking photos of their dates at Chicago’s Millennium Park The app that I used to take this is called ‘Cameramatic.’ It produces beautiful toy camera look. I should use this app more often. What do you think?
Every spring, Chicago is awashed with flowers … and for a short 6 weeks or so, tulips bloom all over the place. They are most especially beautiful on Chicago’s shopping district, the upscale Magnificent Mile®. This season, the tulips bloomed early. Six weeks early, according to the Magnificent Mile® Facebook page. But I am not [...]
Spectators As usual, I organized a meet up for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Chicago – the greening of the Chicago River and St. Patricks’s Day parade downtown. However, this year, it seemed like the attendance increased. I could not stake out an area along the river because people were already there very early. [...]
Several of the photo meet up groups I belong to – Flickr, Chicagoland, Long Exposure, and the Filipinos of Greater Chicago – were at the Luminous Field installation on the Saturday of the weekend before it closed. I went there on my own – but of course I was happy to see many of my [...]
Photographing on the median At the beginning of this year, a Korean-led church “occupied” part of Michigan Ave. to serenade pedestrians and motorists with evangelical songs. I have no connection with them, I just happened to be there and the young photographers running back and forth to the median caught my attention. Of course.
Forever Marilyn is a giant statue of Marilyn Monroe designed by Seward Johnson. It is basically a 3D representation of Marilyn from the 7 Year Itch movie with the skirt billowing due to the air from a manhole. Johnson reproduced the statue in much detail. The statue is located in Pioneer Court near the Tribune [...]
Police Chief Garry F. McCarthy at the North/East corner of Washington and State helping out the Salvation Army collect money from pedestrians earlier today.
A pedestrian trying to take a lot of pictures of a Porsche parked on a busy street in downtown Chicago. Who says there is a recession going on?
Saw this guy momentarily holding his camera … so I took my camera out of my bag … but then he disappeared. So I took photos of the surroundings … and saw him up the elevated train platform (the el). Lucky me. Taken at Chicago’s Loop, corner of N. Wabash and E. Randolph.
Chicagoland and Northern Illinois Photo meet up group (on Facebook and on Flickr) photowalk in Hyde Park, Chicago, November 6, 2011.
Photographer at the skateboarding exhibition Some photos from the Open Streets State Street event in early October 2001. Many outdoor and indoor sports and activities were demonstrated including yoga, breakdancing, roller derby … and of course, the most popular, skateboarding. Here’s a bunch
Yesterday was the last Friday of the month … so the Critical Mass bike ride was on again. This time, many people were in costumes … because it is Halloween! The thousands of riders passed through the “Occupy Chicago” camp on LaSalle and Jackson in the financial district of Chicago … making the ride so [...]
Anti-war groups together with Occupy Chicago movement (a spin off of the Occupy Wall Street movement) held a rally and march around Chicago’s Loop (downtown) heading to the Obama campaign headquarters which is located nearby.
Open Streets on State Street is the culmination of the summer-long “Go Do Good” art installation on State Street by Kay Rosen, sponsored by the Chicago Loop Alliance. Activities included skateboarding, breakdancing, Capoiera, aerobics, hulahoops, treasure hunt, chalk drawing, music, roller derby … and other fun stuff for kids and kids at heart. Fun times! [...]
I had dinner with friends in Chinatown after a long day’s shooting the Chicago Air and Water Show yesterday. As soon as I got out of the subway from Chinatown, I saw this couple being photographed in the middle of the State St. in downtown Chicago. Must have been an engagement photo or something. I [...]
Diana is one of the living statues entertaining the crowd on Michigan Ave. this summer. She has several characters under her sleeve but she is seen most as this one – that someone on Flickr identified as “steampunk ringmaster.” I thought she is like Mary Poppins.
Was bummed today because of some disagreement with some people I volunteer with … so I talk a very long way to my bus stop and took pictures … of people taking pictures. It was fun. But I’m still bummed out.
It’s always great to people watch at Chicago’s Millennium Park. I go there almost everyday now.
Love this group! I saw them twice in a row now – on Michigan Ave. and Randolph. I stop by and listen to them play and leave a tip of course.