A last post on Chicago [for now!].
I managed to cram quite a bit of action into the 56 or so hours I was in the city last week. Second City at 11 pm on a Friday night was delicious. The frequently-lost trip through The Art Institute of Chicago was breathtaking [and feet-aching]! And meeting the denizens of Oz in the place they began was simply, breezily lovely.
A few images to leave you with…
American Gothic, up close and personal.
Ivan Albright’s delightfully hideous take on the Picture of Dorian Grey:
Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier’s exquisite Sculpture of an African Woman, created in 1851 as one of a magnificent couple.
A pointillist, doggy detail of the beautiful Seurat ‘A Sunday Afternoon…’, which I shot as much for a view of the painting’s margins as I did for the image itself — I love seeing the way he broke down the colours and the choices he made.
I loved this mid-18thC portrait of Philippe Coypel and his wife, painted by his brother Charles-Antoine, peering through the frame of their window with such interest:
A detail of a tiger’s face from the works of Steve Jenkins, [found after much lost-getting] in the picture-book gallery. Jenkins works with layers of cut and torn paper and other media and his art is gorgeous.
And finally, a shot of Dorothy and I comparing shoes, taken by my bud Lee Edward Fodi the day we managed to find Oz Park.
Until next time, Chicago!
* You can check out my full photoset of the trip on Flickr HERE.