Where are the clowns

Where are the clowns

Where are the clowns

Being a photographer, I’m always looking for some interesting form of architecture in Chicago. I’ll take some random shot from an angle someone would not normally see things from and post to Facebook. I will now also post here on my blog, the random Chicago photo of the day or week.

Walking to work, some colors caught my eye. Hoping it would be what I thought it was, I walked faster, hoping no one would be around to ruin the shot. It was all clear, and a perfect find, for me anyway. The rider was not around, as the clown bike was securely fastened to the water-drenched post just off the street. It had just rained, which was more fitting for this shot. I’m curious to know what the rider looks like. The bike was there the next morning. I have taken this route before for years, and have never seen this. Yes it is creepy, and that’s why I like it. For someone to go through the trouble to construct this and fasten to their bike….THEIR BIKE!…they are one interesting character indeed. It is not a mask. It is a constructed face made of what looks to be ceramic and mostly paper mache of some sort.

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clown in Chicago by Steve Rotter

Chicago Photography by Steve Rotter

Chicago Photography by Steve Rotter

Chicago Photography by Steve Rotter

Hello all. Being I’m a photographer and cinematographer, I feel it’s of course only fitting that I post some of my work. I’m in Chicago a lot. There are so many photos to be had. Thanks for checking out my blog. If you like what I write, consider subscribing for more. Check out my website as well. www.steverotter.com

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Chicago photography by Steve Rotter. I love the lines in this shot. Black and white makes it.

The building on the bottom is the Sears tower. It was bought out a few years ago, and is now called the Willis tower. Chicagoans don’t like change. It is still referred to as the SEARS TOWER, OR, “the building previously called the SEARS TOWER.” I call it the SEARS TOWER and always will.

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The IBM building

Great lines with desaturated color, adding just a touch of blue from the sky in the reflected windows.

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Chicago reflections
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Chicago alleyway by Steve Rotter
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Overlooking Chicago by Steve Rotter
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Museum of Science and Industry photo by Steve Rotter

Classic stairwell in the Museum of Science and Industry. Have been visiting this museum since I was a kid, along with the Field museum and the Shedd Aquarium. Awesome museums of Chicago.

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Chicago bridge by Steve Rotter

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Rainy day photography – Chicago photo of the day by Steve Rotter

Rainy day photography – Chicago photo of the day by Steve Rotter

Rainy day photography – Chicago photo of the day by Steve Rotter

I will occasionally post my favorite photos of Chicago, taken by your’s truly. I love Chicago history and architecture. It’s the perfect city for photography. Enjoy!

I used to photograph weddings in Chicago but no longer do that due to the stress and lack of time to keep a day job and my studio going. I’m proud to say I did that for 10 years. I now photograph for myself and spend most of my artistic time working on my YouTube channels.

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Rainy day 7am in Chicago on Wacker drive by Steve Rotter

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