I am migrating this site to a new site – here: Uncommon Photographers. It is the .com site of the domain. This site will still remain in existence but no new posts will appear here.
There are several photographers there, somewhere.
I waited for almost two and a half hours just to get into the Jewellers’ Building during the second day of Open House Chicago. Open House Chicago is program that opensbuildings to the public to observe behind the scenes operations. This year, 150 buildings and neighborhoods opened their doors to the public. The Jewellers Building [...]
Scenes from the Bank of America Chicago Marathon last weekend.
Tourists taking photos of the scenic Museum Campus in Chicago Just an hour photowalk around the Adler Planetarium at lunch today. I had to go to downtown to hang a new show called “Found Photos” at the Chicago Photography Collective Gallery. As soon as it was over, on my way to my bus stop three [...]
I am porting my Filipino Cuisine page to the iPhone which I will code from scratch. I just uploaded the proposal on to Kickstarter. Please help in making this into a reality … Great rewards for pledges starting from $1.00! Click on the graphic below:
Taken right after the Independence Day Parade –. Many of the participants showed up at Millennium Park.
From a solo photowalk a few years ago. From time to time, I would walk along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile to take photos of what’s going on. Invariably, I would end up at the observatory of the John Hancock Center at dusk to photograph the sunset and the blue hour. And I am not the only [...]
Dangerous, but it works. This is why, as a photorapher, when I see people do this, I immediately offer myself to take pictures of them. I hate to see something untoward happen to their precious cameras.
I wasn’t the only one braving the cold Sunday night to take pictures of the colors of the night of the city. It was absolutely fantastic.
Be careful now! At yesterday’s Open Streets Chicago.
I was shooting the stairs going up to the el station on Wabash and Madison in Chicago’s Loop when suddenly they appeared on my viewfinder. It was one of those days that things just happen.
Saw this photo shoot yesterday on the beach. I was far off, taking my usual afternoon photo walk, when my eye caught the shine of the reflector. I knew what it was right away. Took out my camera, put on my long lens and shot them. Done.
I haven’t been paying attention lately, but apparently, this photo of the Chicago River and the buildings that are on the bend of the river, not only made it to explore but also was on page one. Nice to know that Flickr’s algorithm for choosing interestingness has picked one of mine. I’ve been out of [...]
Photo shoot at Tribeca Flashpoint This post is all about the half month’s worth of photos in my iPhone (all of August till today). Most of these were taken for upload to FourSquare.
The Sun, the Moon and One Star is a 39 feet tall sculpture by Joan Miro which the sculptor basically donated to Chicago. It is also known as Miro’s Chicago.
This month’s gallery exhibit at the Chicago Photography Collective Gallery (108 N. State St. inside Block 37 in Chicago) is “Urban Landscapes.” If you are in Chicago, check us out!
I freed up some time last week to visit my favorite park in the whole world and just meandered through the park, taking pot shots of whatever. Great day!
I just had to take a photo of them being photographed. They were just too cute to pass up.
A photographer (right) looking so inconsequential amid the grandeur of the Chicago River and buildings along it. There is no city in the world where you can view the most majestic pieces of modern architecture in one place, in a short time, for practically nothing. Hongkong, Dubai, New York, Sao Paolo, Doha, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, [...]
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, [...]
I found these photos from my 2009 archives. They are of a photographer setting up on the corner of S. Michigan Ave. and Congress Parkway, across the Congress Hotel. By then, hotel workers were on strike for about six years. Now, the strike has turned into the longest-running strike in the US. Read more about [...]
I can’t believe it has been almost three years now! The Chicago Photography Collective is a group of professional photographers who have come together to build a sense of community among photographers. It started out as a group of four people having lunch once a month (I’m not in this group), and now has more [...]
A friend of mine from my high school days recently flew into town with his brother who was visiting from Manila and with other family members of his from California. My classmate lives in the Los Angeles area. His brother also graduated from the same high school, but a year below us. They were on [...]