The Old and the New

We walked many miles up and down Michegan Avenue in Chicago during our visit during our New Year. Many locals questioned our motives after we explained we are from San Diego. Sometimes Sunny and 70F get a bit boring – so we sought a Cold Wintery Chicago-Style Blast. (PS always good to have the option to return to Sunny and 70 BTW). This morning as we were exploring Michegan Ave, Kathleen was struck by these old Sewing Machines. So we unloaded the trusty Nikon D7000, put a Sigma 10-20mm on it, screwed on a Polarizing filter and executed this shot.

We attempted to contrast the Old and the New. Old being the sewing machines and gritty details, and the New being the reflections of the Chicago Skyline. Very clever Marketing as this is not a Vintage establishment at all!

AllSaints Spitalfields is a British High Street retailer, which produces clothing aimed towards a progressive/fashion-forward niche market. It sells menswair. womenswear, children’s clothing, accessories and small home decorative furnishings. Allsaints has over 70 stores in the UK and abroad. (And Chicago)

Allsaints established in 1994 as a menswear brand wholesaling to the likes of Harvey Nichols, Harrods and Barneys New York and Japan. In 1998 Womenswear was born directly out of the expanding Menswear collection. The name “Allsaints” refers in part to 60’s TV icon Simon Templar, aka The Saint – and in part to All Saints Road, in Notting Hill, notorious for its artistic and musical associations, especially its links with the Clash.

It is amazing what one kind find, if you only slow down and look! Thanks for the kind visit to our little PhotoBlog. If you would like a print or just advice on Photography, just drop an email at

Kathleen and Erik

12 responses

  1. Very nice photo and very informative too…thanks for sharing.

    January 5, 2012 at 10:26 pm

  2. Very clever composition! Cityscapes offer so many possibilities, don’t they? I, too, love finding small, unique details to capture. Enjoy your blog.

    January 6, 2012 at 3:34 am

  3. LOVE this shot! The more time you spend with it, the more details and wonder emerges! Great work here, Erik!

    January 6, 2012 at 10:14 am

  4. Stunning composition – great to see the old and the new in one image

    January 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm

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    January 6, 2012 at 7:17 pm

  6. I love the way this came out. Terrific shot.

    January 6, 2012 at 8:13 pm

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