Trope Collaborative
Image Solutions
Trope has an intense interest in the power of images to communicate and shape perception. As both an avocation and vocation, Trope has developed photographic solutions to clients who are in search for a unique point-of-view to showcase concepts, products and services. Some images are digitally enhanced, and some are hybrid images that focus on space and time. With the proliferation of smart phones and digital apps that produce specific results allowing a sense of immediacy as well as control, Trope has embraced high resolution SLR, prosumer and smart phone cameras to allow a wide variety of results.
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Memorial Image of 9/11
1 | 9/11 Memorial
This sacred site is a cacophony of construction. The actual plaza is still an emerging idea, but the memorial waterfalls are powerful symbols of the sorrow of loss.
Image Statue in the Art Institute of Chicago
2 | Ethrial
On a recent trip to the Art Institute of Chicago, an empty gallery became a study in light, structure and shape. The black statue stood out as a contrasting element in color and shape.
Image of installation at Museum of Contemporary Art
3 | Clouds
Trope has a fascination with clouds and had many images around cloudscapes. This was taken using Hipstamatic and processing it in Old Camera.
Tilt shift photo of Statue of Liberty
4 | Light
On a trip to Houston, and going to the luggage carousel, there was a connecting ramp contrasting a boring space with light shards creating a light cathedral.
Image of light contrasting in an otherwise unremarkable space creating an interesting focal area
5 | "Y-Ours"
This image was taken at the Museum of Contemporary art. The contrast of the deep yellow, dark floors and luminescent ceiling is visually arresting through extreme perspective.
Image of animal keystone on a historical building
6 | Downtown
North Michigan Avenue at night is always photographic. The old Playboy Building has wonderful night lighting which contrasted with the dusk landscape.
New York: Statue of Liberty
7 | Liberty
On a trip to Ellis Island on a gorgeous October morning, the Statue of Liberty became a focal point using TiltShiftGen. The different blues contrasted with the golden base.
clouds thumnail Y-Ours thumbnail Light thumbnailLion thumbnail Downtown thumbnail
Image of coulds processed as an homage to old-style camera images
8 | Quiet Lion
One of the most photographed icons on Michigan Avenue and an institutional memory. From my Hipstamatic series.
Image of installation at Museum of Contemporary Art
9 | Britannia
From the Bank of England building in Perth, Scotland. It was dusk and I found this time intoxicating from both a metaphorical and compositional standpoint.
Tilt shift photo of Statue of Liberty
10| Octopus
A crystal chandelier at the Chicago History Museum. The gleaming materiality and the antiqued and silhouetted edges created a wonderful contrast. From my Hipstamatic series.
Image of light contrasting in an otherwise unremarkable space creating an interesting focal area
11| Arrival
The Chicago River is transforming and becoming a destination that it never was when it was a commercial highway. From my Hipstamatic series.
Image of animal keystone on a historical building
12| Snow Globe
Chicago has a fantastic skyline and this image caught the spirit of a cold December night.
Chicago: image of Michigan Ave buildings at night
13| Contessas
This was taken at a fashion event at the Chicago History Museum. The models became armatures for fashion. From my Hipstamatic series.
clouds thumnail Y-Ours thumbnail Light thumbnailLion thumbnail Downtown thumbnail
Image of coulds processed as an homage to old-style camera images
14| Crucible
This celtic cross is in Glen Coe, Scotland and captured the mysterious and storied history of this land. From my Hipstamatic series.
Image of installation at Museum of Contemporary Art
15| Pheonix
This rose was a graphic contrast to a very drab background. The color of the rose was subtle and the camera caught unexpected wavelengths.
Tilt shift photo of Statue of Liberty
16| Finis
At my favorite diner I was doing some tests and this image caught my fancy. From my Hipstamatic series.
Image of light contrasting in an otherwise unremarkable space creating an interesting focal area
17| Pillar
This skyscraper is a hidden gem in Chicago. A shaft of light illuminated this architectural shaft. From my Hipstamatic series.
Image of animal keystone on a historical building
18| Contentment
Home is a comforting mythology and this image at dusk captured the allure of why home is important.
Chicago: image of Michigan Ave buildings at night
19| Power Tower
The Union Carbide Building is another Chicago icon and was strengthened at noon with a dramatic sky. From my Hipstamatic series.
clouds thumnail Y-Ours thumbnail Light thumbnailLion thumbnail Downtown thumbnail
Image of coulds processed as an homage to old-style camera images
20| HOT
This sign at Potbelly caught my fancy while I was waiting in line. From my Hipstamatic series.
Image of installation at Museum of Contemporary Art
21| Deco
The Lake Theatre is a great icon and took this at sunrise. From my Hipstamatic series.
Tilt shift photo of Statue of Liberty
22| Path
Walking in the woods presents great opportunities and this image was amplified through TiltShiftGen.
Image of light contrasting in an otherwise unremarkable space creating an interesting focal area
23| Margies
Margies Candies is a Chicago icon and their porcelain sign is a landmark. This is how I will always remember it.
Image of animal keystone on a historical building
24| Munroe
The Glen Coe Valley in Western Scotland is a mystical place with shifting moods based on the interplay of light and material. From my Hipstamatic series.
Chicago: image of Michigan Ave buildings at night
25| Radio Wave
I have a fascination with radio towers of all types. This one is amplified through PictureShow. From my Hipstamatic series.
clouds thumnail Y-Ours thumbnail Light thumbnailLion thumbnail Downtown thumbnail
Image of coulds processed as an homage to old-style camera images
26| Guthrie
This railroad signal was in my path at dusk and found it a powerful chiaroscuro compositon.
Image of installation at Museum of Contemporary Art
27| Cauldron
A very surreal afternoon of storm clouds swirled above me as I was walking. This image caught the intensity of the moment.
Tilt shift photo of Statue of Liberty
28| Empire
In Glasgow, Scotland the main municipal building caught my fancy in contrast to storm clouds that enveloped it. From my Hipstamatic series.
Image of light contrasting in an otherwise unremarkable space creating an interesting focal area
29| Verigo
An iconic Sugar Maple tree compelled me to twist my camera as the shutter fired. An unexpected but compelling result.
Image of animal keystone on a historical building
30| Tay
Loch Tay in Central Scotland became a series of images taken at dusk looking west. From my Hipstamatic series.
Chicago: image of Michigan Ave buildings at night
31| Wright
Unity Temple at night becomes a very different building and is a great compositional study.
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Large Image of 9/11 memorial Park

Image Solutions
9/11 Memorial
This sacred site is a cacophony of construction. The actual plaza is still an emerging idea, but the memorial waterfalls are powerful symbols of the sorrow of loss.
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Image of statue in chicago Museum

Image Solutions
Etherial
On a recent trip to the Art Institute of Chicago,
an empty gallery became a study in light,
structure and shape. The black statue stood out
as a contrasting element in color and shape.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Clouds
Trope has a fascination with clouds and had many images around
cloudscapes. This was taken using Hipstamatic and processing it in
Old Camera.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Light
On a trip to Houston, and going to the luggage
carousel, there was a connecting ramp
contrasting a boring space with light shards
creating a light cathedral.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
"Y-Ours"
This image was taken at the Museum of
Contemporary art. The contrast of the deep
yellow, dark floors and luminescent ceiling is
visually arresting through extreme perspective.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Downtown
North Michigan Avenue at night is always
photographic. The old Playboy Building has
wonderful night lighting which contrasted
with the dusk landscape.
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Statue of Liberty.

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Liberty
On a trip to Ellis Island on a gorgeous October
morning, the Statue of Liberty became a focal
point using TiltShiftGen. The different blues
contrasted with the golden base.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Quiet Lion
One of the most photographed icons on Michigan Avenue and an
institutional memory. From my Hipstamatic series.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Britannia
From the Bank of England building in Perth, Scotland. It was dusk and I found this time intoxicating from both a metaphorical and compositional standpoint.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Octopus
A crystal chandelier at the Chicago History Museum. The gleaming
materiality and the antiqued and silhouetted edges created a
wonderful contrast. From my Hipstamatic series.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Arrival
The Chicago River is transforming and becoming a destination that it
never was when it was a commercial highway. From my Hipstamatic series.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Snow Globe
Chicago has a fantastic skyline and this image
caught the spirit of a cold December night.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Contessas
This was taken at a fashion event at the Chicago History Museum. The
models became armatures for fashion. From my Hipstamatic series.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Crucible
This celtic cross is in Glen Coe, Scotland and captured the mysterious
and storied history of this land. From my Hipstamatic series.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Pheonix
This rose was a graphic contrast to a very drab background. The color of
the rose was subtle and the camera caught unexpected wavelengths.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Finis
At my favorite diner I was doing some tests and this image caught my
fancy. From my Hipstamatic series.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Pillar
This skyscraper is a hidden gem in Chicago. A shaft of light illuminated
this architectural shaft. From my Hipstamatic series.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Contentment
Home is a comforting mythology and this image
at dusk captured the allure of why home is
important.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Power Tower
The Union Carbide Building is another Chicago icon and was strengthened
at noon with a dramatic sky. From my Hipstamatic series.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
HOT
This sign at Potbelly caught my fancy while I was waiting in line. From my
Hipstamatic series.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Deco
The Lake Theatre is a great icon and took this at sunrise. From my
Hipstamatic series.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Path
Walking in the woods presents great
opportunities and this image was amplified
through TiltShiftGen.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Margies
Margies Candies is a Chicago icon and their
porcelain sign is a landmark. This is how I will
always remember it.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Munroe
The Glen Coe Valley in Western Scotland is a mystical place with shifting
moods based on the interplay of light and material. From my Hipstamatic
series.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Radio Wave
I have a fascination with radio towers of all types. This one is amplified
through PictureShow. From my Hipstamatic series.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Guthrie
This railroad signal was in my path at dusk and found it a powerful chiaroscuro compositon.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Cauldron
A very surreal afternoon of storm clouds swirled
above me as I was walking. This image caught the
intensity of the moment.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Empire
In Glasgow, Scotland the main municipal building caught my fancy in
contrast to storm clouds that enveloped it. From my Hipstamatic series.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Verigo
An iconic Sugar Maple tree compelled me to twist
my camera as the shutter fired. An unexpected
but compelling result.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Tay
Loch Tay in Central Scotland became a series of images taken at dusk
looking west. From my Hipstamatic series.
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Image of Clouds.

Image Solutions
Wright
Unity Temple at night becomes a very different
building and is a great compositional study.