Chicago Private Workshop Recap – June | Hyde Park

city hyde park, studio gang architects
In mid-June, I met up with a past workshop participant from Philly for a half-day photo tour through Hyde Park and three Studio Gang-designed buildings. Hyde Park is a bit out of the way from downtown and public transit to the area leaves much to be desired but the area is well worth the visit. Not only is the University of Chicago campus there, and our final stop, but it’s a beautiful neighborhood…beautiful homes, the Museum of Science & Industry, super close to the lake.
Anyway, our first stop was City Hyde Park, an apartment building with great views of the city and lake. The south side of the building is my favorite area to photograph with its angular balconies.
city hyde park, studio gang architects
city hyde park, studio gang architects
city hyde park, studio gang architects
On the north side of the building, there are staggered bays of windows and a colorful mosaic pattern just below.
city hyde park, studio gang architects
city hyde park, studio gang architects
A short drive south is the newest Studio Gang design, Solstice on the Park. Harder to photograph abstractly than I thought, but the light-play on the varying angles of the windows make for some interesting patterns.
solstice on the park, studio gang architects
Our final stop was the Campus North Residential Commons. Of the three locations, this is the one I’ve photographed most often. This time I decided to go a little gritty and do an up-close, look-up shot.
studio gang architects, Campus North Residential Commons
After our southside tour, we spent about an hour going over some post-processing tips. If you’re ever interested in scheduling a 1on1 workshop with me just send an email to or check out the group workshops I lead with Michael Muraz over at Photography Unfolded.



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