Kristen & Joey 1 – Tracey Capone Photography © 2012
While I love the fine art side of my photography business, I have enjoyed adding to my portrait portfolio through maternity sessions, individual sessions and engagement photography such as those in today’s Photos of the Day post.
I met Kristen and Joey through my experience at the pop up at West Elm back at the beginning of the year and they were so much fun to photograph. Taken at various locations around the city, including Navy Pier and Millennium Park, these two clearly love one another and the camera loves them.
Kristen & Joey 2 – Tracey Capone Photography © 2012
I look forward to having more opportunities like this one as it allows me to exercise my photographic chops in a much different way than I would when photographing a landscape or building. See more of my portrait work here on my website and keep checking back because the schedule is filling up so many more will be added!
Kristen & Joey 3 – Tracey Capone Photography © 2012
I wish everyone a fantastic weekend! For those experiencing the heat and drought that we are in Chicago I wish you much rain and a break in the heat very soon!
Kristen & Joey No 4 – Tracey Capone Photography © 2012
“Along the Avenue” – Tracey Capone Photography © 2012
One of the things I love most about doing the majority of my portrait work outdoors is that I usually find an opportunity, between sets, to capture some of the beautiful scenery my city has to offer. While on an engagement shoot downtown this past Saturday, I took a few minutes to capture two of the most well known buildings that help make up our skyline: the Smurfit-Stone building on Michigan Avenue and the Lake Point Towers at Navy Pier.
Chicago has some of the most recognizable, and I’ll dare say, unique buildings dotting it’s skyline. You don’t have to live here to recognize the Smurfit-Stone building, with it’s diamond shaped, slanted roof, making our skyline very recognizable in movie scenes panning along the lakefront. (it was most recently “destroyed” in one of the latest Transformers movies) Hit Navy Pier and the wonderfully wavy Lake Point Tower stands tall against the backdrop of your visit.
“Lake Point” – Tracey Capone Photography © 2012
Chicago may have lost the bid for the latest Batman franchise (oh Christian…
I shall we will miss you) to Pittsburgh but no one can take away the fact that Chicago has one of the most beautiful lakefront skylines of any major city. (that’s a proven fact… no seriously… it is! What??)
Heading to NYC next week for a few days of nothing but photography (and excellent food) so be on the lookout for photographs from my second favorite city very soon!
"Glee" - Tracey Capone Photography
Today’s Photo of the Day is, “Glee” a TtV photograph of a cross section of the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier here in Chicago, IL. (Fun fact, some people think that this Ferris wheel is the original from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, made famous again by the book, “Devil in the White City.” It is actually modeled after that Ferris wheel; the very first one ever made.)
If you’re not familiar with TtV photography, it’s when you use a modern SLR camera in conjunction with a vintage TLR (twin-lens reflex) camera such as an Argus or Kodak Duaflex to get the very cool frame and scratches you see in the photo above. Check out my previous post about TtV photography here, for more information and links to how you can create your own TtV setup.
It was a very blue, cloudless day in Chicago and I loved how the red cars popped against the sky. If you’ve never been to Navy Pier, this Ferris Wheel is quite large. I wanted to use a little blurring and just a cross section of it to give it the effect of being miniaturized.
This print, as well as many others, can be found here in my online gallery.