wordless wednesday


 Images via photos taken of the film ‘Chicago, 2011’, by Sarah Morris

More about Sarah Morris’s work here. And here.


Other Wordless Friends—

Cheryl Andrews
Allison Howard
Barbara Lambert
Allyson Latta
Elizabeth Yeoman 


22 thoughts on “wordless wednesday

  1. Carin, this is a stunning vignette! I am wordless! (well sort of). This duo really captures the movement and feeling and all with that wonderful light and shadow. Marvellous!

    1. Thanks, Allison! As mentioned, it was taken in a dark theatre inside a gallery in Chicago. Part of a documentary. Neglected to note the filmmaker. It was all various shots of the city, no audio, quite brilliant.
      I have no idea why the colouring is the way it is. I’m pretty sure this segment was shot in the very early morning, so a fluke of sunrise maybe?

    1. Ah, a trick question. Well, I *did* have my camera with me but it’s not a live shot. It’s from a documentary on Chicago that I watched in a gallery while visiting the city.

  2. Many questions raised by this! Sorry, but my first reaction was “the window-washer from Hell???” What a really amazing shot. I just hope you made it safely out of what looks like a moment in The Towering Inferno!!!

    1. Barbara, this is from a rather long doc I saw on Chicago at one of the museums. I sat in the dark and took [silent] un-flashed shots of the screen. These two were my favourites.

  3. I knew from the first shot that it was a window washer, but I like the way the two photos work together, giving a sense of action. Great silhouette and lighting and — wow — that molten gold colour, and I love the sparkle of the water running down the glass in the first, the path of the squeegee visible in the second. Who’d have thought a silhouette of a window cleaner could be so compelling? Nice, too, the way the window frame creates a border for your subject.

  4. Glad this was a ‘pair’ of shots because I wasn’t sure what I was looking at in the first. Love this lighting … sunrise or sunset or some other source that floods this scene with such mystery and drama, Carin?

    1. I shot the photo from a documentary about Chicago… part of the ‘City Self’ exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art. No flash. This was the colour of the image on the screen. From what I remember, I think this was the city just waking up, so the light would be some magnificent magic of sunrise. I had no idea how the shot would turn out but I quite like it. I’m going to try and find out the *filmmaker’s name.

      * Sarah Morris — the film is ‘Chicago, 2011’ http://www2.mcachicago.org/exhibition/city-self/
      (with thanks to the Museum of Contemporary Art for this info) http://mcachicago.org/

      More on her work here: http://www.petzel.com/artists/sarah-morris/

  5. Very interesting shot! Especially now that I’ve read the comments and see how you captured it. Love the color.

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