Canon AE-1P, 27 November 2011


Yes, I still have some more shots to share from my Canon…have I mentioned how many frames I have to work with when I shoot 135 film?

AE1P CHI TMax100 MerchandiseMart01B

AE1P CHI TMax100 MerchandiseMart02B

AE1P CHI TMax100 MerchandiseMart03B

AE1P CHI TMax100 RelianceBldg01B

AE1P CHI TMax100 SteubenClubBldg01B

Photo Information:

Camera: Canon AE-1 Program
Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.4 FD (Photo 1); 70-210mm f/4 FD (Photos 2, 3, & 5); 24mm f/2.8 FD (Photo 4)
Film: Kodak TMax 100 (135)

Photos 1, 2, & 3:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; River North

These three photos are shots of the inimitable Merchandise Mart (completed in 1930 and designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst, & White). I say “inimitable” because really…how many office / retail buildings do you know of that contain over 4 million square feet of rentable space – and do so with such style (in this case, Art Deco style)?

Photo 4:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Chicago Loop

This building is also one of my favorites, the Reliance Building (completed in 1895 and designed by Burham & Root); the building is one of the earliest expressions of what would become the norm with tall buildings, namely, possessing a steel load-bearing internal frame and having a façade dominated by glass, and not masonry. The façade also contains the first full expressions of the famous Chicago Window (i.e. a large, fixed center panel flanked by two smaller operable windows).

Photo 5:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Chicago Loop

This is the Steuben Club Building (completed in 1929 and designed by Vitzthum & Burns), located on west Randolph Street and now known by the creative name, 188 W. Randolph Street. I especially appreciate the limestone details at the top of the tower; the building itself is currently undergoing renovation into condos or lofts (I forget which), hence the scaffolding around the sides of the building (visible on the left-hand side of the photo).



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