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David Yarrow

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CHICAGO
Chicago, USA - 2019

This is a big photograph of a big street in a big city. LaSalle Street in Chicago, looking toward the Chicago Board of Trade Building, is an iconic American view. Director Sam Mendes used it in the mobster classic The Road to Perdition, and it has been gl... show more
CHICAGO
Chicago, USA - 2019

This is a big photograph of a big street in a big city. LaSalle Street in Chicago, looking toward the Chicago Board of Trade Building, is an iconic American view. Director Sam Mendes used it in the mobster classic The Road to Perdition, and it has been glorified in many Batman iterations. Chicago is urban beauty at its best, and the presence of such a big building at the end of a street offers opportunities that Manhattan simply does not give. The eye is grabbed and then led deep into the vortex of Gotham.

I wanted a story that was cinematic and visceral, and my founding principle was that my team had to shoot at night. We could then wet the road to enhance reflections and deliver mood and use smoke machines to give the scene a throwback feel. I spent a few daylight hours at several intersections on LaSalle pondering my lens selection and the right position. This aspect of the job was under my control, and I had to get it right.

There was a riddle in that the Chicago Police Department was wonderful, but understandably would only close down the street after midnight, by which time the Board of Trade has switched off the floodlights on its iconic building. This was a problem, and we had to move one of these variables in our favor. With some charm and a few dollars, the Board of Trade agreed to help us and the lights went back on until 4:00 a.m.

I deliberately played with verticals in the composition because I felt the retro Northern Trust sign was a useful twin to the Board of Trade. There was a consistent play on height, so why not supplement it with a tall gangster and then, most implausibly, a tall wolf?
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