Northwestern University Photowalk, May 2023

It’s been awhile since I did a group photowalk so leading up to the Chicago workshop I offered a 3-hour walk around the Northwestern University campus in Evanston. This gave workshop participants an opportunity to see a different part of the Chicagoland area and shoot something we never cover in the workshops. Plus, others could join in.

The campus is situated along Lake Michigan so always makes for a nice morning outing. This time, we had some crazy wildfire smoke causing some interesting lighting conditions. Kinda felt like we were on Mars with the soft, diffuse, orangey glow.

Here’s a look at some of what we shot.

Bienen School of Music

Designed by Goettsch Partners, this building has moments of feeling like the bow of a ship. Not so much what you see in these pics but trust me on this 😉 Here, I focused more on the way the building reflects on itself.

Kellogg School of Management

Designed by KPMB Architects, this is my favorite building on campus. Just love its curves, reflections, fins, and contrast between the wood and glass.

I went for some more minimalistic takes this visit. You can see the evolution of these intersecting curves.

A couple of busier takes.

Segal Visitor Center (Perkins + Will) & University Library (Walter Netsch)

I have a harder time coming up with new stuff with these two. After chatting with one of the attendees, he reminded me to work with some of the curved glass reflections in the Visitor Center.

And, for the library, I just got in close to emphasize the texture of this brutalist building.



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