Hasselblad 500CM, 30 December 2011


Hey look…more color film I processed at home!

Hass500CM CHI Portra160 1055W-BrynMawr01B

Hass500CM CHI Portra160 5020N-Sheridan01B

Hass500CM CHI Portra160 OrientalTheater01B

Photo Information:

Camera: Hasselblad 500CM
Lens: Carl Zeiss 80mm f/2.8 Planar (Photo 1); 50mm f/4 Distagon (Photos 2 & 3)
Film: Kodak Portra 160 (120)

Photo 1:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Edgewater Neighborhood

This building is located at 1055 West Bryn Mawr in the Edgewater Neighborhood; I am not aware of any historical significance to the building, but I like the rounded corner and polychromatic cladding.

Photo 2:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Uptown Neighborhood

As with the building in the previous photo, I am unaware of any historical significance to this building, which is located at 5020 North Sheridan in the Uptown Neighborhood; this is, of course, unsurprising in a city of Chicago’s size and age – there are plenty of interesting buildings around town that are not historically significant in any way other than being reminders of past styles of building. In this case, there’s a definite mid-30s Art Deco feel to the building, with its clean geometry and polychromatic cladding. I especially like the corner on the left-hand side of the photo.

Photo 3:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Chicago Loop

This is the former Oriental Theater, now the Ford Center for the Performing Arts (completed in 1926 and designed by Rapp & Rapp) in the Theater District of the Chicago Loop. The theater is one of many around the city designed by the firm, Rapp & Rapp, for Balaban and Katz; though it is now used for live touring Broadway plays, like many other local theaters, it was originally designed as a movie palace – early in cinematic history, there were both fewer movies made each year and the viewing of them was a much more “formal” affair.



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