Kodak Retina I Type 117, 12 July 2011


Remember how, months ago, I wrote a post about my Kodak Retina I Type 117, mentioned how I was going to share more photos I shot with the camera, then promptly forgot about it? Well, here are some more photos from it! I know, I know…took me long enough.

RetI-117 CHI TMax100 333N-MichAve01B

RetI-117 CHI TMax100 BoeingHQ01B

RetI-117 CHI TMax100 ChicagoRiver01B

RetI-117 CHI TMax100 ChicagoRiver03B

RetI-117 CHI TMax100 ChicagoRiver04B

Photo Information:

Camera: Kodak Retina I Type 117
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach 50mm f/3.5 Xenar
Film: Kodak TMax 100 (135)

Photo 1:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; North Loop

I’ve posted a similar photo previously (from a different camera and film, in that case my YashicaMat EM and Fuji Neopan Acros 100, in 120 format); in this case, the rectangular format of the 135 film was useful for highlighting the verticality of the various buildings. Rather than restate all the building identifications, if you’re really interested, check out the previous post – there are a lot of buildings there!

Photo 2:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; West Loop

This is a view of the Boeing Headquarters, formerly the Morton International Building (completed in 1990 and designed by Perkins & Will).


Photo 3:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; North Loop

This is a view of the Chicago River, seen from the west side of the Michigan Avenue Bridge; I am quite enamored of the views of the city from various locations along the River, each of which are made much more accessible by the numerous bridges spanning across the River. On the left is the Leo Burnett Building (completed in 1989 and designed by Kevin Roche – John Dinkeloo & Associates); the shorter concrete and glass building to the right of it is 55 West Wacker Drive, formerly the Blue Cross-Blue Shield Building (completed in 1968 and designed by C.F. Murphy  Associates); the tall white stone & glass building to the right of that is the R. R. Donnelley Center (completed in 1992 and designed by Ricardo Bofill Arquitectura); beyond that, there is a building under construction at Clark & Wacker (the skeletal concrete structure), followed by the LaSalle – Wacker Building at LaSalle & Wacker (completed in 1930 and designed by Holabird & Root); beyond that is 222 North LaSalle Street, formerly the Builders Building (completed in 1927 and designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst, & White); finally, on the right (north side) of the River are the twin “corn cob” towers of Marina City (completed in 1967 and designed by Bertrand Goldberg Associates).

Photos 4 & 5:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Bucktown Neighborhood

Both of these photos are views of the Chicago River, seen from the Cortland Street Bridge. On the left-hand side of Photo 4, and in Photo 5 are a set of rather dilapidated warehouses, which caught my attention while I was crossing the bridge. Though the ambient temperature was hovering around freezing that day (I shot these photos way back during winter), there was no ice on the River (though you can see some icicles on the warehouse roof eaves).



One Response to “Kodak Retina I Type 117, 12 July 2011”

  1. […] This admirable collection of buildings is located on west side of the Loop, in the aptly-named West Loop area; in the background, of course, is the Sears (yes, Sears) Tower, while on the right-hand side, you can see the Boeing Headquarters Building, as also seen in yesterday’s post. […]

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