fine art

Instead of Flying [No. 1]

I  started two mini-series recently.  Nothing big, nothing terribly serious.  The first one I simply called "Instead of Flying", in which I made some images of the things I did instead of boarding my flight home to Chicago.  There are three in the series.  They don't really tie in visually, but thematically they do the job.  There were more things I did, and some at different flights.  But, nonetheless, they were all worth that red eye flight from Los Angeles to Philadelphia and my early morning flight back to Chicago just to get home.  I think that's called Karma.

chicago documentary photography, travel photography, editorial photography,   chicago restaurant photographer, food photography, chicago food photographer, restaurant photography, documentary photography, jordan travel photography, dominican republic travel photography, bosnia travel photography, russia travel photography, russia documentary, dominican republic documentary, documentary photographs, documentary bosnia, chicago photographers, social documentary photography, documentary wedding photography, photo website, famous photographers, photographers, photography, professional photography, professional photographers, photography blogs, portrait photography, family portraits, portrait photographers, photographer, professional photographer, famous documentary photographers, photojournalism, digital photography, film photography, urban landscapes photography, good photographers, photography websites, fine art photography, contemporary photographers, commercial photography, documentary style photography, freelance photography, lifestyle photography, candid photography, ngo photography, local photographers, local photography, photography services, humanitarian photographer, find a photographer, chicago lifestyle photographers, chicago lifestyle, chicago editorial photography, travel editorial photography, consumer reports photography, consumer reports photographers, reportage, education, freelance photographer, chicago corporate photography, editorial portrait photographer, local photographers, social documentary photographers, christine armbruster, los angeles

Instead of Flying, No. 1

City Carnival

There is a wonderful/horrible tourist trap downtown called Navy Pier.  It's an overpriced permanent carnival out on a pier with kitch restaurants, boat tours, and carnival rides.  I hate it because it is such a tourist trap, but I love it because it is a permanent carnival downtown with fireworks twice a week all summer long.  I recently headed down to Navy Pier to do some photographing for an upcoming project to be discussed at a later time.  But here is one of my outtakes from the shoot.

Also for your photographers out there, this is the new Kodak Portra 400 film (sans the VC/NC options).  Are the images generally this red or was that just how they got scanned?  I like it, but nervous about skin tones for future shoots.  Thoughts, reactions, input on this film that I am trying to replace my beloved 400 NC with.