Chicago Color

What do you get when you mix brown and purple?

You get a something cooler than normal. Cool in this regard refers to color temperature rather than a stylistic essence.

Those colors have a real-life overlap as transit lines in Chicago. They are cleverly named, the Brown Line and the Purple Line.

This portrait was from an outdoor session on North Franklin Street just under the elevated tracks of the shared lines.

The elevated tracks added a visual bonus to the background. It’s something unique to the city and for those in the know, gives more than a hint to the exact location.

I discovered that there’s another way to be cool in Chicago without mixing colors. It has to do with being a certain kind of guy that has a fashion look involving a leather jacket.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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