Chicago Buildings Get the Blues

Chicago skyline lit in blue

It was in the name of art that I bundled up in layers last night and headed to The Bean.

I was meeting up with the Chicago Digital Photo Meetup Group to photograph the city skyline in blue. Yesterday was Autism World Awareness Day, and blue is the official color of the event.

Pritzker Pavilion In BlueWhat I found was a just handful of blue buildings—although the Pritzker Pavilion flashed blue, cyan, and a bunch of other colors, with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Building behind it in blue, as one would expect.

The most intriguing part of the event was talking to the other digital photographers who love shooting Chicago architecture. Milosh Kosanovich, the Meetup organizer for the event told me Chicago is one of the best cities in which to photograph structures.

“When you walk through the city you realize how beautiful a lot of the buildings are here,” Kosanovich said. “I like to walk along the river and photograph the buildings, and look for the different shadows — they’re really fantastic to look at.”

Milosh Kosanovich of the Chicago Digital Photo Meetup Group

Milosh Kosanovich of the Chicago Digital Photo Meetup Group

Author: Bill Motchan

Bill Motchan is a writer and photographer, and a former resident of the West Loop. He can be reached at

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