I’m currently winding down to the final models for my upcoming Portraits book and have finished compiling and mastering the artwork for the upcoming Anthology III book (still need a proper title), as the photos from the Immersive Van Gogh sessions are making their way through mastering/post-production. So, as these things go, I find myself with a crazy idea for the next street photography book: The Loop.
Mind you, these are only photos that I captured today and yesterday while making the rounds to Chicago’s massive library on the South Loop. But I am impressed with how these shots turned out and am especially impressed by the monochrome look that I achieved in the mastering stage. I’d like to return to black-and-white photos, but in a style that’s different from the heavy dark noir tones of Blacklight, Farewell Chicago Tribune and Lincoln Park Zoo. I’m still in a weird, abstract painterly mood and I think I found something that works.
Looking back at my published works thus far, I’ve come to the conclusion that what I really need is more volume. I’ve received some attention from Kindle Unlimited’s lending library and have sold a few ebooks here and there, but the nature of the medium means that readers’ appetites are insatiable. They need more art & photography ebooks, and I need to publish more books that capture the many moods and locations around Chicago. It’s pretty wild to think so, but I still feel as though I’ve only scratched the surface, as though every landmark and neighborhood needs its own street photography album.
Anyway, that’s the plan for now: capture some great shots around the city’s Downtown and South Loop and assemble them into stylized monochrome photos. This should be pretty easy.
The photo gallery lies just beyond the break.