Category Archives: Editorial Photos

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Doodle 6 In Response to Ornette Coleman’s “Science Fiction”

Doodle 6 In Response to Ornette Coleman’s “Science Fiction” by Harvey Tillis. Created after hearing the music performed by the Bad Plus.

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Tito Plays Peruvian With Juan

Tito Plays Peruvian With Juan by Harvey Tillis. Peruvian jazz was featured at Constellation in Chicago. Chinchano is lead by Juan Pastor and includes Stu Mindeman, Patrick Mulcahy, Tito Carrillo, Rich Moore.

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Agenda

Agenda by Harvey Tillis. When I saw this arrangement of dishes and glassware during a luncheon shoot I remembered working as an assistant years ago to prepare and perfect a similar table top photo. Sometimes random and spontaneous is just fine.

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Women Of The Blues Gallery Exhibit

Here are four images I was fortunate to have included in a wonderful exhibit that opened the week of Chicago’s Blues Fest; Ann Harris, Brittany Howard, Sharon Lewis, and Shemekia Copeland. Lynn Orman Weiss organized […]

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The JRAC Musicians & Artists Showcase

The JRAC Musicians & Artists Showcase by Harvey Tillis. Here is a portfolio slideshow of musicians and artists who have performed at JRAC, The Jazz Record Art Collective, over the past almost 3 years.

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Zebulun Barnow at the Uptown Underground

Zebulun Barnow At The Uptown Underground by Harvey Tillis. I first met Zeb when he performed with Big Time, the Tom Waits tribute band, and I quickly became one of his biggest fans. He is endlessly animated, creative and musically talented. Fun to be around too.

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Roosevelt Old and New

Roosevelt Old and New by Harvey Tillis. The original Roosevelt University in front of their towering latest downtown building in Chicago. How’s this for big architecture hiding right in front of me!?! Requirements for seeing: turn head, take time to look. 

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Soon Famous Art

Soon Famous Art by Harvey Tillis. Paper pasted on a wall ready to be painted into a notable artwork. I often attend music events where different artists create paintings in response to the music. This image was created before the set began. I like it all as is. 

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The Chi-Town Jazz Festival For Hunger Relief

This slideshow documents the 2016 7th Annual Chi-Town Jazz Festival Supporting Hunger Relief in Chicago. World-class musicians donated their talents, venues donated their space, and volunteers worked together to raise money for charities serving the food […]

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Mr. Puryear’s Sculpture

Mr. Puryear’s Sculpture by Harvey Tillis. I enjoyed this and wanted to share. The Art Institute of Chicago presented a Special Exhibit “of over 100 drawings and prints as well as 12 sculptures by Martin Puryear. This exhibition offered an unprecedented look into Puryear’s inspirations, methods, and transformative process.” Through May 1, 2016.

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Congratulations Theresa

Theresa Mah Wins Primary by Harvey Tillis. Theresa Mah celebrating her winning the Democratic Primary for State Rep for the 2nd District.

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Urban Impressionist Street Photography – Sort of…

Urban Impressionist Street Photography – Sort of… by Harvey Tillis. My impressionist view of touring in downtown Chicago.

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Pretty Close To “As Good As It Gets”

Pretty Close to “As Good As It Gets” by Harvey Tillis. Joe Lovano and John Scofield Perform at SPACE in Evanston, IL.

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Doorway 1221

Doorway 1221, Night by Harvey Tillis. The entrance to a building in one of Chicago’s older neighborhoods.

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My Vermeer

My Vermeer by Harvey Tillis. The light on this scene in a coffee shop on a quiet afternoon caught my eye and captured my imagination. More than a little, often subtle, Photoshop work changed the surface, focus and overall lighting in this image.

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Richard Thompson Performs at SPACE

Richard Thompson by Harvey Tillis. Richard Thompson performing at SPACE in Evanston, IL. One of the truly great, enjoyable, straightforward, fantastic guitar-playing, creative musicians working today.

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Girls’ Night Out

Girls’ Night Out by Harvey Tillis is a moment in time on any Friday night in the city. I knew when I shot this that I wanted to create a painting-like quality for the image. Make faces just soft enough so they couldn’t quite identify the people. Emphasize the colors and mood of the evening. Provide lots to look at. I like “lots to look at.”

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Late Night Business

Late Night Business by Harvey Tillis is another example of street photography and an homage to Edward Hopper who greatly influenced the way I see. I leaned back from my screen to view how it all looked and instantly realized that I had channeled Edward Hopper’s influence into the image…again.

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Outside Andy’s

Outside Andy’s by Harvey Tillis. …a cool Friday early Fall night in Chicago. Looking west I saw a riot of colors and motion.

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Richard’s Bar

Richard’s Bar by Harvey Tillis. A favorite street shooting scene.

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Body Language

Body Language by Harvey Tillis. I have never seen public transportation decorated so completely as in this car. It practically screamed, “I dare you not to photograph me.” So I did.

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Twilight At Mill Park

Twilight At Mill Park by Harvey Tillis. A section of the Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park in Chicago at one of the last concerts …

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Lily Pads Along The Mississippi River

Lily Pads Along The Mississippi by Harvey Tillis. There were lily pads as far as I could see along this stretch of the Mississippi. I wanted to explore presenting them in a different way. Here you go.

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My Mystery Building

My Mystery Building by Harvey Tillis. I cannot say which street this building is on, but do remember that there was no address…

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The Curse Of Photography

The Curse of Photography by Harvey Tillis. I see potential images everywhere – this one as I passed a closed store late one night. Something about the lines and light…

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Small Town Summer

Small Town Summer by Harvey Tillis. I saw this scene on a muggy, hot afternoon while driving through one of the very small towns that dot the banks along the Mississippi River in Illinois. It was totally quiet with no traffic on this Main Street…

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West On Randolph At State

West On Randolph At State Street by Harvey Tillis. In downtown Chicago at the end of a morning rush hour.
I was attracted by the vertical lines and signage. Photoshop helped me bring out some details and contrast, but most of all emphasized the brightness of this scene.

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Rainy Highway

Rainy Highway by Harvey Tillis. My impression of a two lane country road through corn fields on a rainy afternoon.
I’ll take a two lane highway over an interstate anytime. This one cut through a tasseling corn field during a rain storm…

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Beautiful City Light

Beautiful City Light by Harvey Tillis. Some people find beauty in mountain landscapes. Seascapes. Gardens. I love them too. Love this as well. Mood, light and angles. Beautiful city light in the afternoon on one of Chicago’s busy streets.

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And The Letter Said…

By Harvey Tillis. …the letter said in part, “It’s been an honor to show your photography as part of the Fifth Annual Exposure Award…Your photography was included in the Architecture Collection and was presented at a private reception hosted at Musee du Louvre, 75058 Paris…

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LaSalle Street Looking South

LaSalle Street Looking South by Harvey Tillis. This 300 piece collage was created in 1989 when the scene was quite different. LaSalle Street and the Board of Trade were in the heart of the city’s financial district. This is a 40 x 40 inch limited edition print. $900. Art consultant, designer and gallery inquiries welcome. Please contact me for details.

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Ready Tables

Ready Tables by Harvey Tillis. Early in the evening, dining tables wait patiently in the warm, friendly supper club.

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Fisher Building, Chicago

Fisher Building Chicago by Harvey Tillis. Completed in 1896 The Fisher Building was designed by Chicago Architect Daniel Burnham. It was the 2nd tallest building in the city at the time…

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Waiting For The Subway Train

Waiting For The Subway Train by Harvey Tillis. Quiet time in the subway station as a man sits, eyes closed, waiting for the distant rumble of his train…

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Bridge Over The Fried Shrimp Shack

Bridge Over The Fried Shrimp Shack by Harvey Tillis. I love this bridge and the curves that lead to it from either direction. It also reminds me that a favorite old fish smoke house…

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Industry Integrating With Nature

Industry Integrating With Nature by Harvey Tillis. A rusting, industrial structure set in a landscape of baren trees and pavement…

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Parked.

Parked. by Harvey Tillis. Cleaning equipment parked by railroad tracks on a quiet, sunny morning.

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Aficionados

Aficionados by Harvey Tillis. …When they finished a jam session began at 1. A cordial, varied crowd pulled in by the music and the history of the place. I looked around and decided to photograph the listeners instead of the performers…

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Broadway Detour

Broadway Detour by Harvey Tillis. …This scene popped up in front of me at a red light. I quickdrew my camera, composed, shot, the light turned green and off we went.

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Xpress Food Mart

Xpress Food Mart by Harvey Tillis. …This corner grocery store was the only building at an intersection in a far southside, low income suburb. The other three corners were empty lots. No customer traffic outside. Dark inside, yet open for business.

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Bassist With Sax

Bassist With Sax by Harvey Tillis. …That’s where I was to hear the Tim Fitzgerald Septet pay tribute and perform the music from Wes Montgomery’s appearance in the 1960’s on the BBC-TV show Jazz 625. The band consisted of some of the best jazz musicians around. I captured Christian as he soloed…

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Intersection of State and Adams

Intersection of State and Adams by Harvey Tillis. …These days I continue to experiment with shifting from the literal nature of straight photography to a more impressionistic look…

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Chi-Town Jazz Festival Highlights

2015 marked the 6th year of the Chi-Town Jazz Festival Supporting Hunger Relief in Chicago. The four day event took place at major music venues including The Jazz Showcase, Andy’s Jazz Club & Restaurant, Green […]

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Blue Line Subway Stop at Monroe

Blue Line Subway Stop at Monroe by Harvey Tillis. …the subway station we waited at for the ride home on a beautiful Saturday afternoon after seeing the A. J. Motley exhibit at the Cultural Center, after having lunch at the Middle Eastern restaurant my wife found in the back of a jewelry store, after meeting Dana at Flax who told us about a wonderful photographer…

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Jazz Club Bar Scene

Jazz Club Bar Scene by Harvey Tillis. …”Listen kid,” said Joe, “if you like it it’s good. If you don’t it isn’t.” Still works for me today….

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Before The Event Began

Before The Event Began by Harvey Tillis. …I was attracted by the light. Didn’t want a straight photo. Didn’t want to be able to identify anyone. Just wanted to present the feel of the time and place…

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At The Concert

At The Concert by Harvey Tillis. …I looked around as the lights dimmed and saw this scene. Everyone was looking at the stage, but I was looking at the room…

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Pharaoh At A Fair

Pharaoh At A Fair by Harvey Tillis. This antique photo from a lost archive in the corner of an old library somewhere in the city depicts a forgotten ruler in an ancient land reminding me of the Shelley poem…

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New Stop Food & Tobacco

New Stop Food & Tobacco by Harvey Tillis. Little grocery stores like this one are all over the city. Buy a slushie, a sandwich, basic groceries for cooking, and don’t forget your lottery tickets. I found this one on a rainy, cold day in January…

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Buy Sell Trade Fix At The Corner Of Kedzie And Somewhere

Buy Sell Trade Fix At The Corner Of Kedzie And Somewhere by Harvey Tillis. This is another example of my fascination with cityscapes and city corners. Here is a brief moment when there was no traffic moving through this usually busy intersection on the west side of Chicago…

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