Zeca Bettax, 07 October 2011


Yes, I know it ain’t the seventh anymore…don’t bug me about that. Y’all should know by now that I have almost no respect for standard date and time measurements! Anyways, since I’m still awake, I figured I’d share some more photos with y’all.

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 1260NorthAstor01B

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 1550NorthState01B

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 1550NorthState02B

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 1550NorthState03B

Photo Information:

Location: Chicago, Illinois; Gold Coast
Camera: Zeca Bettax
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach 105mm f/4.5 Radionar
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100 (120)

Photo 1:

This tower is 1260 North Astor (completed in 1931 and designed by Phillip B. Maher), located in the Gold Coast Neighborhood. It was one of the early high-rise buildings in the neighborhood, and is a fairly restrained example of Art Deco design.

Photo 2, 3, & 4:

In stark contrast to the building in the previous photo, this building is quite opulently decorated in an almost Baroque fashion. The building is located at 1550 North State Parkway (in fact, it sits at the northernmost end of State); it was completed in 1912 and designed by Marshall & Fox. Each of the ten upper floors were originally individual apartments of over 9,000 square feet; for comparison, a typical three-story single-family rowhouse in Chicago nowadays encompasses roughly half that area. I like the building because, well. Just look at it!



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