This past June, we led our first Photography Unfolded photowalk at Northwestern University, in Evanston, just north of Chicago. The campus is gorgeous, on Lake Michigan and with some stunning architecture, from brutalism to modernism. Here are some of our images from the Northwestern Photowalk.
We met in the morning with a group of 8 people. The weather was great, if only a bit hot. Our first stop was the Segals Visitors Center (design by Perkins+Will). The west side of the building has a glass facade and houses the visitors center. The curved facade and the pillars are great compositional tools. Then we went around the building, to the parking garage side facing the lake. The architects designed a sail-like installation to make the parking look better. It’s great for abstracts!
Our next stop was the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts (Goettsch Partners). The building is reminiscent of a ship and the sharp angles are very interesting to shoot.
We walked along the lake to the Kellogg Global Hub (by KPMB Architects). There’s a lot to photograph on that building, including the reflections, the fins, the contrast between wood and glass, and much more! We spent a lot of time there! Our last stop was the University Library (Skidmore, Owings and Merrill) and its brutalist architecture. The concrete has different textures that work well with a harsh lighting. Our group had a great time at Northwestern. We’re planning on doing more photowalks in the future, so stay tuned!