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Saturday, April 5, 2014

"From Their View"...Nancy Bechtol...Sean Costello

Nancy Bechtol  is a photographer, independent producer/director, artist and educator. She shares with us some of her views of Chicago.

‘Top o Willis Tower” Chicago.  Shot from the ‘Ledge’ on the Sky deck. (shot about 5 years ago then reprocessed several times, in PS using painting, and numerous layers)

‘Street view-track” Chicago. 2013. Corner of Lake and Wabash. Casual shot with my Samsung Cell. On the way to work, where I teach at Illinois Institute of Art. Downtown Chicago)


Sean Costello   shoots commercial portraits, architecture and fashion. His art shows a strong graphic sense in his work " Sanctuary "

To highlight the design of each church, I make high-contrast black andwhite photographs against a dark sky.

The  low angles serve to emphasize a sense of awe in the viewer at the monumental elements ofthe structure.

My goal is not to coerce people into a newfound faith,
but to celebrate the genius of combining a near perfect set of
physical and aesthetic architectural elements, to create a beautiful structure that reflects individual beliefs and ideals.

more of his work:


  1. "My goal is celebrate the genius of combining a near perfect set of physical and aesthetic architectural elements". Shawn, I think your perspective and composition achieve the goal very well, but I personally find the dark sky and high-contrast/detail boosting distracting vis a vis your goal. For me, it tends to take away from the awe of the architecture and makes me focus on the surreal character of the image instead.

  2. Sorry, Sean, for misspelling your name.

    1. No problem, thanks for your comments.

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  5. I love the photo from the color to its background, beautiful combination and color correction. Though some of it need more correction and enhancement. Good job!.. Thank you for posting and sharing your work.


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