Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hull Court Entrance - University of Chicago, Illinois

Years: Early 1900's & 2014

Original Photographer: Behm, Hans; 8x10 Glass Plate Negative

Walking onto the campus of The University of Chicago, Illinois - I certainly did not anticipate the scope, complexity, and amount of detail that the Chicago campus had to offer those that appreciate architecture.  Immediately upon walking up - I was fixated on the intricate carved motif's lining the archway of the entrance.  Such quality work, to stand up to well over 100 years of natural and unnatural elements!  I felt like I had just stepped into Hogwarts, and my head naturally turned to a swivel, as there were so many structures with similar style of architecture.  I knew that his would be a fun series (The University of Chicago, Illinois Series) - with all the intricate design, it would prove to be another challenge to blend.  

This first one is the entrance to this remarkable campus - the timing in which we timed the new people coming through the entrance - turned out to be a critical element in the final photograph.  The man on the far left is actually split between two men, one walking in the same exact spot that he was walking in back in the 1900's, as you can see the bottom half is fading into his blue jeans!