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 […]
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. […]
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]. […]
Shooting with film is all about choices. There’s an incremental cost with film that digital simply doesn’t have. And with medium format, that shutter press is a commitment to development and scanning. It forces one to slow down and think through the details. On the […]
By lunchtime, the fog had lifted and big, puffy, low-level clouds drifted through downtown. Here’s a look at the columns outside Union Station.
- Eaves, Chris (Oct. 15, 2018). Union Sky [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on a Bronica SQ-A at 80mm on Kodak TMX100 pushed 1 stop
I walk past this mini-street on my morning commute. The low clouds on this day completely obscured Sears/Willis Tower, which normally provides a third level of buildings in the frame. Eaves, Chris (Oct. 15, 2018). Downtown Valley [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on a Bronica SQ-A at 80mm on […]
At first glance, you probably are thinking that this doesn’t qualify for my “small bridge” series. But take another look, as we have nested bridges over the Fox River. Above us is I-90 in Elgin, Illinois. They rebuilt this entire structure recently, and I love that the State of Illinois nested a pedestrian and bike crossing into it. One of these days I’ll figure out the perfect day and time to get that shadow cast to perfectly cross the squares in the void. But for now, I’ll settle for this one.
Tip: Just south of this spot is an excellent put in for kayaks, and I often enter the fox here and paddle upstream.
- Eaves, Chris (Aug. 11, 2018). Fox Crossing [Photograph]. Elgin, Illinois. Shot on a Bronica SQ-A at 80mm at 1/250 sec, f8, on Ilford Delta Pro 100
One of the things I love about medium format photography is the focus falloff. The out-of-focus areas just evaporate into focus. Here we see a photo of Northwest Highway crossing the Fox River in Fox River Grove, Illinois. The river was at its banks most […]
Another view of the 113-year-old bridge in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The first time I attempted to photograph the bridge, I made a horrible mess of the development cycle. I didn’t wind the reel properly, and I lost most of the frames.
The 46-foot span creates some interesting compositions as traffic flows past. Here’s one with a Lindahl crane.
- Eaves, Chris (Sept. 29, 2018). A Troll’s Life [Photograph]. Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Shot on a Bronica SQ-A at 80mm on self-developed Kodak T-MAX 100 film.