Cloud Gate, fondly called the Bean, is a brilliant public sculpture by Anish Kapoor standing in Millenium Park, Chicago. Last week it was home to Luminous Field, a light and sound show installation by Luftwerk. It was a great show marred only by the huge crowd that showed up and very cleverly decided to stand on the projected lights to ruin the visual experience.
Abstract art never ceases to confuse and intrigue me. Its entirely subjective nature is often mistaken for simplicity, irrelevance and sometimes for non-art! But, in my experience, using simple lines or colours to create a visual composition is great training for the photographer’s eye.
More photos from around Chicago and the Lincoln Park Zoo.
On Saturday, 16th October 2011, hundreds of people gathered in front of the Chicago Board of Trade Building, at Jackson and LaSalle, as a part of the Occupy Chicago movement. They demanded more attention and care for the poor and less pandering to the rich. They demanded more taxation on Wall Street, end to war, check on government and corporate funding.
4th of July fireworks at Navy Pier, Chicago, Il, USA. These are with my new camera Panasonic GF2, with a 14–42 mm lens. Handheld, no tripod!
Photos from a beautiful Chicago winter.
Walking down S. Ellis Avenue, a few days into my stay at the University of Chicago, I notice a man standing with a few pamphlets in hand and a sign that reads “Foreskin is NOT a birth defect.” I think to myself “Of course! Why does he have to stand in the sun with a sign, just to say that?”
That is what the English translation of the Chinese sign said. The exploration of a huge city like Chicago must begin someplace. So, on an unexpectedly cold Saturday morning in September, Aniket, Federico, Jen and I landed in Chicago’s own corner for the Chinese community, Chinatown.