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Grey Chicago

Grey Chicago

Definitely not an “original” composition here, as I literally took it at a place called “Photography Point.” Nonetheless, I love this spot when the early-morning sun hits the buildings just-so. Eaves, Chris (March 29, 2019). Grey Chicago [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on Canon 6D at […]

Power Tower No. 4

Power Tower No. 4

The final image of this mini-series … here we’re looking straight up the gut of the tower. I really struggled with loading this role of Kodak onto the development reel in the darkroom. You can plainly see in the middle of the frame where I […]

Please support my Kickstarter Campaign!

Please support my Kickstarter Campaign!

Hello there. I’ve just launched a Kickstarter over at bitly.com/EavesKick.  I’m not asking for a donation (although it is fine if you do). Rather, I’m offering 7 prints featured on this site as rewards for backing my campaign at certain levels. Prints are produced at a professional lab, and I’ll sign and send them to you at the conclusion of the campaign. And you won’t get a silly signature on a mat. You’ll get an actual signature on the print. By supporting my campaign, you’ll help fund my first adventure in selling prints and setting up an LLC. My campaign goal is modest—$500. That’s it. I’m not looking to build a day-to-day operation. I have a day job that I love. But too many people have encouraged me to sell my prints for me to ignore any longer. I only have until July 3 to reach the funding goal. So please, spread the word, follow the campaign, and, if you are able, please become a backer.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Chris

PS, the 7 photos available in 5×7 and 8×10 are:

 

 

 

 

 

Power Tower No. 3

Power Tower No. 3

I love the complexities of something so ubiquitous that we take it for granted. Again, you can see all kinds of scratches and imperfections on the emulsion. Nevertheless, I like the imperfections and the grain. Eaves, Chris (Sept. 29, 2018). Power Tower No. 3 [Photograph]. Addison, Illinois. […]

Power Tower No. 2

Power Tower No. 2

Here’s a look at the arms of the power tower. Eaves, Chris (Sept. 29, 2018). Power Tower No. 2 [Photograph]. Addison, Illinois. Shot on self-developed Kodak TMX100 taken with a Bronica SQ-A at 80mm.  

Power Tower No. 1

Power Tower No. 1

Back into medium format photos, and the first of 4 industrial shots over in Addison, Illinois. Here we see a plane on approach to O’Hare. You can see where I scratched the emulsion in the lower-right corner.

  • Eaves, Chris (Sept. 29, 2018). Power Tower No. 1 [Photograph]. Addison, Illinois. Shot on self-developed Kodak TMX100 taken with a Bronica SQ-A at 80mm.

 
Photography Prints
 

Quaker Wheel

Quaker Wheel

Walking through the Lincoln Park Conservancy is a bit like stepping back in time. Built in the 1890s, the metal and glass structure retains much of its 19th Century charm. Spotting this wheel and chain from Quaker City Machine Co., I felt like I was […]

Americana Still Life No. 4

Americana Still Life No. 4

The final entry in this 4-part series, we return to Cary, Illinois. The rusted-tin roof of this low-slung outbuilding marked a gathering spot for some kind of local hike. The foundation of a long-gone building sits in the foreground. Eaves, Chris (Oct. 13, 2018). Americana Still […]

Americana Still Life No. 3

Americana Still Life No. 3

This happy little tractor, parked among other derelict machinery, seems to exude personification.

  • Eaves, Chris (March 11, 2018). Americana Still Life No. 3 [Photograph]. Elburn, Illinois. Shot on a Canon 6D at 267mm, 1/500, f11, at 400ISO

 

Americana Still Life No. 2

Americana Still Life No. 2

I stumbled across this barn in Cary, Illinois. The local park district maintains the facility and surrounding fields, and the high-clouds and the late-evening sun made for a beautiful setting. Eaves, Chris (Oct. 13, 2018). Americana Still Life No. 2 [Photograph]. Cary, Illinois. Shot on a Canon 6D […]

Americana Still Life No. 1

Americana Still Life No. 1

Today I kick-off a quick 4-part Americana series. We had a wet year in 2018, and sometimes that extra water makes for extra-interesting opportunities. The good people over at All Seasons Orchard in Woodstock, Illinois, set up a beautiful still-life scene with a wet spot in […]

Atop Starved Rock

Atop Starved Rock

After a trip to the wonderful Lodge at Starved Rock State Park, we take our obligatory hike up the infamous hill, look out at the Illinois River, and ponder life in the era of canoes and trappers.

  • Eaves, Chris (Sept. 22, 2018). Atop Starved Rock [Photograph]. Starved Rock State Park, Illinois. Shot on a Bronica SQ-A at 80mmon on Kodak T-MAX 100

 
Art Prints

Three … two … one.

Three … two … one.

OK, so this watch doesn’t actually spin backward, but the focus is on the 3 and fades as it gets farther away from it in the focal plane. Eaves, Chris (March 22, 2008). Three … two … one. [Photograph]. Peoria, Illinois (studio). Shot on a […]

Forest Bend

Forest Bend

The light breaking through the clouds gave me a chance to take a quick shot of the road, covered by the tree canopy on this dreary, dismal day. Eaves, Chris (Oct. 20, 2018). Forest Bend [Photograph]. Moraine Hills State Park, Illinois. Shot on a Canon 6D […]

Morning Jog in Lincoln Park

Morning Jog in Lincoln Park

A jogger passes the portal.

  • Eaves, Chris (March 29, 2019). Morning Jog in Lincoln Park [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on Canon 6D at 39mm, 1/60 sec., f14 at ISO400.

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