Leaded lights with unexpected bubbles
printed on Giclée Epson Semi-Gloss
Another fine-art print from the series 'Chicago Surreal. The original photograph was taken from a vantage point on the Chicago River with a Nikon D700 in 2009. It shows a small section of the river-facing facade of 333 Wacker Drive, built between 1979 and 1983. A sense of the building is still clearly there, complete with buildings opposite brightly reflected in the vast expanse of glass. Here, all similarity ends. The photograph was extensively edited in Lightroom and Photoshop. Strong colours were applied to the window spaces and concrete blocks to create a stained glass effect and the 'spherise' tool used to create the bubbling effect. Some of the cloudiness in the original sky was allowed to come through, as though looking through leaded light. Hence the title.