Poring Over the Picture
Cloud’s Gate, affectionately known by Chicago locals as “the Bean,” is one of my favorite subjects to shoot in downtown Chicago. The Bean is made up of 168 stainless steel plates welded together, ground, and then polished to create very reflective surfaces. The trick with this shot is finding the right time of day to photograph when no one is around. After spending nearly four hours on location, I finally got lucky and captured the image I was looking for.