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A swanky car parked in Chicago at night. Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4. © Thorsten von Overgaard.

   
 
   

The Story Behind That Picture: "Thank you, Chicago"

By: Thorsten Overgaard. October 17, 2020

 

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Thank you, Chicago

Early October marked the start of a new series of photo workshops, slowly starting up, as well as a new tradition for coffee meetups and casual camera talks with larger groups.


Chicago. Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4. © Thorsten von Overgaard.

 

It is never like you hear. That is the lesson I have learned from years of travel to more than fifty countries. The best example was in Perth, Australia, of which I had been told previously "It's awful" while equally from others "It's awesome." It was neither of these two descriptions. Although, going there made me understand why opinions and perceptions might differ. But for me, it was my experience, and I got my own photographs which reflect my point of view.


Paul Dominick and Thorsten Overgaard adjusting cameras. Photo by Julius Kwasek.
Paul Dominick and Thorsten Overgaard adjusting cameras. Photo by Julius Kwasek.

 

The Chicago Workshop

Going to Chicago was different than expected, and in the context of doing a workshop, the questions were whether people were ready for a workshop, and if the street life would be worth photographing. The answer was yes: The workshop was full, and we had a great time and got great photos of a city dressed in autumn colors.

For once, I'll let the photographs speak for themselves. Go to the Overgaard Workshop page for the ever-updated schedule of future workshops in the USA, Asia, Europe and more.

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Chicago. Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4. © Thorsten von Overgaard.
Chicago. Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4. © Thorsten von Overgaard.

 


Chicago. Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4. © Thorsten von Overgaard.

 

50-60 women doing yoga in the park. eica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4. © Thorsten von Overgaard.
50-60 women doing yoga in the park by sunset. Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4. © Thorsten von Overgaard.

 

Chicago. Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4. © Thorsten von Overgaard.
Chicago. Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4. © Thorsten von Overgaard.

 

Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.
Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Autumn colors in Chicago. Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.
Autumn colors in Chicago. Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.
Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.

 


Chicago. Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4. © Thorsten von Overgaard.

 

Chicago. Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4. © Thorsten von Overgaard.
Chicago. Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4. © Thorsten von Overgaard.

 

Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.
Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.
Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.
Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.
Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.
Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.
Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.
Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.
Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.
Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.
Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.
Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Chicago by night

Not a fan of night photography, I found myself having fun in the streets and the restaurants in the Chicago nights.

 

Chicago. Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4. © Thorsten von Overgaard.
Chicago. Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4. © Thorsten von Overgaard.

 

Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.
Photographing from bicycles. We took a tour on bicycles throught he parks and along the water. Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

The Ralph Lauren Restaurant in Chicago. Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.
The Ralph Lauren Restaurant in Chicago. Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Bavette's Bar & Boeuf. Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.
Bavette's Bar & Boeuf. Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Chicago. Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4. © Thorsten von Overgaard.
Chicago. Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4. © Thorsten von Overgaard.

 

Chicago by night. Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.
Chicago by night. Leica M10-P with Leica 50mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Coffee meetups

I'll be trying to arrange early morning coffee meetups as the one I did in Chicago. It's a great way for enthusiasts to connect with other locals. It's free, and all are invited. Next one is in Silicon Valley.

Coffee meetup and cameratalk in Chicago. It's free and all are welcome. 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.
Coffee meetup and cameratalk in Chicago. It's free and all are welcome. 2020 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

To be continued

I hope you enjoyed today's Story Behind That Picture. As always, feel free to email me with questions, ideas, sugegstions and comment. Go to the Overgaard Workshop page for the ever-updated schedule of future workshops in the USA, Asia, Europe and more.


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Thorsten Overgaard in Chicago by Charles Carter.

Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish born multiple award-winning AP photographer, known for his writings about photography and Leica cameras. He travels to more than 25 countries a year, photographing and teaching workshops which cater to Leica enthusiasts. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or online. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via e-mail.

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Thorsten Overgaard
Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish born multiple award-winning AP photographer, known for his writings about photography and Leica cameras. He travels to more than 25 countries a year, photographing and teaching workshops which cater to Leica enthusiasts. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or online. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via e-mail.

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