Fine Art Photography Prints by Kevin OConnell

picture overlooking the chicago river from the lake street bridge, during a thunderstorm
Chicago Urban Scenes
black and white picture of an old abandoned farm on historic route 66
Fine Art Black & White
black and white picture of a professor talking to his student on a park bench
Street Photography


A black and white street photography image of a man sitting on a chair with snow all around.
Kevin OConnell

A Fine Art Gallery Of  Creative Imagery

By Award Winning Photographer

 Kevin O’Connell

These galleries are a fine art collection of cityscapes, skylines, urban portraits and creative photography that will sooth your soul. Inspiring award winning images from around the world.

If you love images that tell a story, you came to the right place. Kevin’s street portraits are stunning. His approach to street photography is a little different than most. He not only takes amazing urban portraits, he talks to his subjects and listens to their stories.

Kevin has been photographing since 1978, after taking a high school photography class that he fell in love with. Kevin is also a philanthropist, helping many of the homeless and less fortunate in Chicago. In 2013 Kevin became very ill with Multiple Sclerosis, loosing his eyesight in the right eye. This is also the eye Kevin used to look through his camera and compose his wonderful images. The left eye was his week eye throughout his life, needed glasses at the age of 5. Not the left eye is the one he has to use to look though the camera.

*Now That’s Passion*


Photography Workshops

picture of a photography student photographing the Chicago skyline, next to the bean in Millennium Park
Student during Photo Workshop

If you’re looking for a professional photography workshop in Chicago, have a look at Kevin’s 2 hour classes. Even though Kevin is a street photographer, he will customize your workshop for night photography, skylines and cityscapes. You can read some of testimonials below. 

He also teaches a great 6 day Route 66 workshop that is incredible.

link to  Photography Workshops


Reviewed June 21, 2018

Kevin was very nice; we meet just before sunset and went to pre-scouted areas in which to capture typical Chicago shots. Would recommend if you’ve never been to the city and would like to get basic instruction on night photo elements such as long exposure,…More

Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

This is a must do tour for photo enthusiasts who want to capture Chicago Skyline. Thanks Kevin. I enjoyed the session.


Reviewed October 9, 2017

Had a really great time during my one on one two hour photography session with Kevin. I wanted to get some learning with regards to shooting in manual mode while shooting at night. Kevin was very knowledgeable and I really learned a lot. It was…More

Reviewed June 5, 2017

I have done two tours/workshops with Kevin and look forward to catching another one when I am back in Chicago. He was flexible in scheduling and also before the first one, took the time to ask questions about my equipment, photography experience and knowledge of…More

Reviewed December 6, 2016

Had a great time photographing Millennium Park and the Chicago lights at night. Highly recommended. This was the Friday Night Lights Tour. Easily walkable.

Reviewed October 8, 2015

I booked the last night tour of the season for 9 october. Unfortunately my father in law became very ill to the point that my wife and myself had to go back in a rush to our country, just to find out that the old…More

Reviewed July 14, 2015

I normally never write reviews but I made a TripAdvisor account specifically so I could share my experience with Kevin O’Connell. I came to Chicago on business from Colorado. I enjoyed taking photographs but I wanted to improve my skills. I saw the opportunity to…More

Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

I went to Kevin earlier this morning and had quite the adventure. I am a sub-bar photographer at best so I was very excited to meet Mr. O’Connell. When I arrived Kevin couldn’t have been friendlier and that was very appreciated. During our two hours…More

Reviewed June 19, 2015

My daughter and I recently worked with Kevin on June 13, 2015. Neither of us knew much about Chicago, and we knew less about our cameras. Kevin was great to learn from on both fronts. My daughter said, after the tour was complete, that she…More