An architect's 50th dream
printed on Giclée Epson Semi-Gloss
Two chevrons darting swiftly upwards and contained in a framework of verticals. This simple description of the fine-art print could just as easily be assigned to the actual building from which it derives. The Two Prudential Tower in Chicago also has a clear vertical linear structure, though with three chevrons if we include the roof. It was built in 1990 and is 303 metres high with 64 storeys, a wonderful example of the post-modern architecture for which this great city is rightly famous. The original photograph, captured on a Nikon D200 in 2009, was only recently developed in Lightroom and Photoshop. A perspective filter was used to render all the verticals parallel, which also introduced parts of surrounding buildings, and areas of the image were individually selected to create clear zones of colour. Many of the rectangles (windows in the actual buildings) were coloured using the 'paint bucket' tool. The resulting abstract image still carries an imprint of the building.