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The Neo Monoliths of Chicago

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Chicago's Millennium Park is a great place for photography. There are several cool things there, and one of them is this giant video wall. It has this strange glass brick-like covering and shows unusual images of people softly smiling at you. It reminds me a bit of big brother, as if there is a tiny camera behind there that the government is using to ensure that your park activity is appropriate.

I waited quite a while for some people to stand in front of the thing so I could capture a sense of scale. Then, by luck, a man and his young son walked up to it, which gave the perfect look. Furthermore, it was lucky that this part of the video loop was on the screen, since it was one of my favorites and probably mimicked the reaction of the guy standing there watching it.

from my daily photo blog at www.stuckincustoms.com

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  1. TimLiss 63 months ago | reply

    amazing shot
    seen in your great book

  2. havecoffeewilltravel 62 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Top 20 pictures of illinois, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  3. justDONQUE.images 62 months ago | reply

    very impressive..clearly a work by a master.....

  4. electrozity8 60 months ago | reply

    These are the coolist things ever, they're like miving living faces and they shoot water.

  5. HeadPhotography 59 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Chicago: Photos that'll blow you away, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  6. twoGiraffe 55 months ago | reply

    Lol. Don't get too close. 3 people got eaten last week.
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    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  7. Earth2428 52 months ago | reply

    That Awesome

  8. Jim Purcell 48 months ago | reply

    This is one really COOL photo!

  9. Toni F. Mestres 46 months ago | reply

    THIS IS PASSION!!!
    A wonderful shot seen in

    Please tag your photo with "Street Passion Award"
    www.flickr.com/groups/streetpassion/pool/

    e apparirà così:

  10. elisa_mikel 45 months ago | reply

    excellent shot!! :D

  11. kazandji 42 months ago | reply

    Magnifique !

  12. Dino Royo 41 months ago | reply

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  13. Ivan Carmona 39 months ago | reply

    Love the whole shot and composition..

  14. nnommad 36 months ago | reply

    This is a beautiful photo. What you and others may not know is that this video sculpture is at its best in the summer. The images on display are of (I think 1,000) different Chicagoans. Each goes through a series of facial expressions that ultimately end in an "O." When this happens, a stream of water sprays from the "O" into a very shallow pool area between the two columns. It's a great sight on a hot summer day, and people are encouraged to splash away in the cool water.

  15. webeagle12 34 months ago | reply

    nice capture

  16. Richard Bledsoe [deleted] 9 months ago | reply

    Your photo is being used commercially by a real estate company. See this URL: www.movoto.com/blog/opinions/photos-of-chicago-will-make-...

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