Robben Ford by Harvey Tillis. Once in a great while, you hear someone much much better, significantly more masterful, more brilliant than all the other excellent musicians. That’s this guy.
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Armitage Building by Harvey Tillis. This building has been a favorite of mine for years. I pass it often on bike rides through the city. Wanted to make it into an image that didn’t quite look like a photograph. Perhaps more like a sketch or etching, old and tinted.
Small Town Pawn Shop by Harvey Tillis. This is the lone building on a block off Main Street on the way out of a small town. Looked ominous. No activities nearby. No cars or sounds. Couldn’t see in. Should I explore? Just say I’m looking around? Maybe next time I pass by.
End Of A Night by Harvey Tillis. Joe Segal opened the Jazz Showcase in the early 1940’s. I’ve been to several of the club’s locations . Like this one best. There’s music every night and a matinee on Sunday. I like it late into the second set on weeknights. That’s when this glow comes over the scene.
Alterations Men & Women by Harvey Tillis. Found a beautiful storefront walking through a new neighborhood. Photoshop filters and adjustments helped me explore and present the details. In the process the image took on a life of its own and revealed how it could look to me. That’s the beauty of creating art.
Doodle 6 In Response to Ornette Coleman’s “Science Fiction” by Harvey Tillis. Created after hearing the music performed by the Bad Plus.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.”
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.