Photography, Communications & Me

Month: May 2020

Americana, No. 7

Americana, No. 7

This image is part of my Americana Series coaster set, which is available for sale at MidnightOwl.Gallery. Eaves, Chris (Aug. 18, 2019). Americana, No. 7 [Photograph]. Burlington Township, Ill. Shot on a Canon 6D at 40mm, 1/200 sec., f11 at ISO125.

Americana No. 6

Americana No. 6

I’ve revised the name of this series, which previously was “Americana Still Life, No. #.” This image is part of my Americana Series coaster set, which is available for sale at MidnightOwl.Gallery. Eaves, Chris (Aug. 18, 2019). Americana, No. 6 [Photograph]. Gilberts, Ill. Shot on a […]

City Park Lagoon

City Park Lagoon

I’ve included this image as part of my NOLA coaster set, which is available for sale at MidnightOwl.Gallery. One each of 5×7, 8×8 and 8×10 prints are also available (use the special order form).

  • Eaves, Chris (May 21, 2016). City Park Lagoon [Photograph]. New Orleans, La. Shot on a Canon 6D at 50mm, 1/200 sec., f6.3 at ISO100.
Pre-Pay

Pre-Pay

Chicago, unlike many large cities, enjoys plenty of open spaces and unused or underutilized spaces — including this parking lot that was vacant in the middle of a workweek. One copy of this print is available for purchase! Eaves, Chris (Aug. 7, 2015). Pre-Pay [Photograph]. […]

George

George

Please join me in honoring all those who sacrificed their lives to win and preserve our freedom. This week I’m taking a pause as we’ve reached the midway point in four series. One copy of this print is available for purchase! Eaves, Chris (July 8, […]

Abandoned Government Recap Video

 

I hope you enjoyed this short series.

Sentinel, No. 3

Sentinel, No. 3

Here’s another photo from the archives and one I’ve published in a few iterations of my website. Known as the “Ruinas del Faro de Guánica,” the abandoned Guánica lighthouse, pictured above, dates back to 1893. I’ve named this photo “Sentinel” in honor of Robustiano Rivera, […]

Abandoned Government No. 7

Abandoned Government No. 7

A police trailer sits inside the secure area and appears to offer video surveillance of the property. Even though it closed seven years ago, the area still feels recently abandoned. Eaves, Chris (March 16, 2020). Abandoned Government No. 7 [Photograph]. Dwight, Ill. Shot on a […]

Abandoned Government No. 6

Abandoned Government No. 6

The Dwight Correctional Center, which was also known as Oakdale Reformatory for Women and the Illinois Penitentiary for Women at Dwight, closed in 2013 after a round of state budget cuts. The facility first opened in 1930.

  • Eaves, Chris (March 16, 2020). Abandoned Government No. 6 [Photograph]. Dwight, Ill. Shot on a Canon 6D at 25mm, 1/320 sec., f8 at ISO400.
Twin Stacks

Twin Stacks

I featured this image back in March, and I’ve made a few incremental improvements on it since that time. The image shows the former power building for the Elgin State Hospital, which opened in 1872 as the Northern Illinois Hospital and Asylum for the Insane. […]

Abandoned Government No. 5

Abandoned Government No. 5

The tops of the bunkers are covered in earth and natural foliage. Climbing to the top reveals a nice vista of the restored tallgrass prairie—complete with bison—that is now part of the National Parks system. Eaves, Chris (March 16, 2020). Abandoned Government No. 5 [Photograph]. […]

Abandoned Americana Recap Video

Miss the series? Watch this quick (<1 minute) recap video. Prints from select images in the series will be available at MidnightOwl.Gallery in the near future.

 

 

 

Here’s an image to help with social sharing:

Abandoned Government No. 4

Abandoned Government No. 4

Approaching an open bunker is eerie. The sound from your feet collects in the bunker and bounces back at you like a giant megaphone. Thankfully nothing was living inside this one. Eaves, Chris (March 16, 2020). Abandoned Government No. 4 [Photograph]. Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, […]

Abandoned Government No. 3

Abandoned Government No. 3

Some bunkers remain locked, while others have had their asbestos-laden doors removed or propped open. In 1942, one of the plants supplying the bunkers exploded. The blast was felt “for a radius of 100 miles.”(1) Despite the severity of the calamity, the other 11 production […]

Abandoned Government No. 2

Abandoned Government No. 2

Here’s the locked door to one of the ammunition bunkers at the former Joliet Arsenal. The nearly 400 bunkers were designed to contain an ordnance explosion, and the steel doors, like this one here, contain asbestos. Disassembly of each bunker costs approximately $50,000. As such, only about two dozen bunkers have been removed.

  • Eaves, Chris (March 16, 2020). Abandoned Government No. 2 [Photograph]. Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Ill. Shot on a Canon 6D at 16mm, 1/100 sec., f8 at ISO400.

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