“Da Bulls!”. This is the first of a series of Chicago sports team pieces I intend to make. Some people recognize the over arching image right off the bat, some need a hint and then can never un see it. This piece is the logo of Chicago’s basketball team. I used over a dozen different photos of Chicago landmarks and architecture to create the shape of the Chicago Bull’s logo. I had the idea for this piece in my head for over a year before executing it. I can confidently say that this piece defines my current style and sets the bar for the future artwork I will make.
To a skateboarder and a photographer like myself, Chicago is clearly a giant playground. I could explore the city for the rest of my life and still never see all it has to offer. I’m drawn to architecture photography because I skateboard. Skateboarders see all architecture and infrastructure as potential obstacles to skateboard on. Clearly the school stairs and downtown plazas weren’t designed to be skated but that’s what makes them so rewarding to skate. Skateboarding teaches you to see everything as potential and this art attempts to illustrate that. To me this piece say, “Look at me, I’m Chicago, black and white but warped in color and infinite.”