Piece description from the artist
During the annual 'Open House Chicago' in 2018, we got to get a view that most people never get a chance to. This photo was taken from the top story of an office building near The Art Institute. While everyone else was busy photographing cityscapes and millennium park, I focused on the details that most people tend to look over.
The building across the street had several lion head gargoyles, and I used my telephoto lens to get an up-close shot of one. I contrasted him with the Prudential Building in the background; Old Chicago and New Chicago.
Melinda Klein is a Chicago-based digital and film photographer, who prides herself on learning through experience. She grew up all around the country, living across the midwest and the east coast. It was living in these vastly different places, from cities, to suburbs, to rural areas, that inspired her love for such diverse areas of photography. She began taking photographs professionally when she moved to Chicago in 2007.
Melinda's biggest passion is wildlife and nature photography but most of her wildlife photography is taken in zoos and aquariums. She photographs the animals to look as though they were shot in nature in an effort to document the lives of flora and fauna that exist in a man-made habitat.