“The Bean” Chicago

"The Bean" Chicago

“The Bean” Chicago

City streets provide many opportunities to make pictures of public art. We pass them daily. So do others. How does a photographer avoid a “record” shot of another artists’ works, a simply copy of another’s work?

“Cloud Gate,” called “The Bean” by most who visit this Chicago landmark, attracts millions of photographers/vacationers every year, each using the same points of view. What can we do to avoid the tourist pic that that many other viewers make?

This photograph comes from my visit to Chicago last year. After walking around “The Bean” several times, I elected to lay down directly under the structure. I doubt this image will work for most, but it reflects how I felt about the structure and the people walking near it.

Later this month we will again make our way to Stratford Canada. As usual, we will spend time in Chicago, one of America’s richest grounds for street photographs.

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