Steve Geer

Steve Geer: One-Sixth of a Second – and the poetry of motion

Steve Geer: One-Sixth of a Second – and the poetry of motion

“There is something wonderful about a great photograph of life on the street. I think it’s because we humans are naturally nosy. We like to stare, absorb the details and imagine the facts, but on the street, we don’t have permission to stare. All we get is a glimpse. The great thing about a street photograph is that we have…
Steve Geer: Skyscraper Magic

Steve Geer: Skyscraper Magic

I live in Chicago, a city known for its skyscrapers. Of the forty tallest buildings in the city, half have been constructed since the year 2000. These impressive twenty-first century structures have mirror-like skins of glass. Those of us that have played with two or more mirrors know that certain arrangements can produce an optical illusion. The same is true…
Steve Geer: Discarded

Steve Geer: Discarded

In Chicago, behind the shops and restaurants, there are service alleys. These narrow canyons are lined with dumpsters which are filled each day and emptied each night. Sometimes discarded things spill out of the dumpsters and into the alley. There are plastic knives and forks and cups and cigarette lighters. There are disposable gloves in vast quantities, and packaging of…
Interview with Abstract Architecture photographer Steve Geer

Interview with Abstract Architecture photographer Steve Geer

In early 2014 I began to photograph Chicago cityscapes reflected in various shiny surfaces. I thought of Lewis Carol’s famous children’s book “Alice through the Looking Glass,” and to get a little inspiration I decided to reread his wonderful text. On the other side of the looking glass, Alice finds a world that is familiar and yet not quite right.…