Chaos in the Windy City

Sometimes art is chaos.

I guess this is the beginning of my catching up from the holidays. I was lucky enough to be in Chicago for the first time on New Year’s Eve, and what a city. We stopped in at the Art Institute of Chicago, which happened to be free for the afternoon. As nice as it was not to have to pay admission, the downside was that every exhibit was chaos. I quickly gave up on trying to take interesting pictures of interesting art, and decided it might be fun in the spirit of the place to try to represent my experience there. What followed was a series of long shutter shots in an attempt ot capture the chaos of the place. This is one of my favorites, but there is at least one more I really like.

This picture brings me to one of my favorite photography soapboxes: Photography doesn’t have to be still. At some point along the way. someone decided that images created by the photographic process needed to represent an infinitesimally small portions of time. While this is useful for most photographic situations, I firmly believe that photographers who never explore the possibilities of motion are missing out.

Those who have followed the blog might notice something new in the info below.

Nikon D200, Nikkor 35mm f/1.8, 1.0s exposure.

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “Chaos in the Windy City

  1. chloe

    you captured the chaos perfectly

    to answer your question i got the wide angle in november or maybe it was early december – i’m lost with dates/time at the moment

    x

  2. chloe

    *response; deffinitely worth the price tag 🙂 i love it
    i want the new 35mm also!

    are you still happy having converted to nikon & back to digital?

  3. Pingback: Light Me White (Chaos in the Windy City II) « Anthony Hemming’s Photography

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