I'll try to inform how I do things, why I do them, and the experiences I have along the way. Hopefully, you can learn from my pursuit of learning how to create images and enjoying all the aspects that it brings.

The Cloud Gate

I got to spend some time in Chicago this month. I was showing a friend around the city and he wanted to spend some time in the Millennium Park and view the Cloud Gate or as it is known, the Bean. We were there for awhile and I wanted to capture some images. I started to watch all the tourists and realized the amazing experience that one or many go through as they photograph themselves in front of this amazing piece of art. I find as a photographer at times difficult to capture a true person's expression. As I watched these people photograph themselves, they were more open to being real or expressive on their own accord. This was quite profound to witness such a moment. So, I started to ask people if I could photograph them photographing themselves. At first, the question seemed confusing to them but quickly realized what I was doing after I showed some examples on my camera.

Here is what I captured. You can view all of them at here.

by Dero Sanford