Street Photography Blog

Urban Storyteller – Kevin O’Connell
Different types of Street Photography 
Fine Art

A style of street photography that goes further into the aspect of artistic photographic techniques.  More of a creative style of shooting, and mostly used with urban street portraits.
Chicago Streets

Kevin O’Connell captures the urban culture of Chicago. His photographs tell a story about life in Chicago, through his portraits and urban scenes.

The best urban portraits in the world. Incredible detailed faces and emotional expressions. that bring these street portraits to life, without adding any post processing.

Tips and Techniques

A list of tips and techniques on how to become a standout street  photographer. Kevin discusses his techniques and give important tips to become a better street photographer.

Urban Landscape – Architecture

A series of urban building photographs that you will fall in love with. Unique building compositions and perspectives. Above The Horizon is a new collection of black and white cityscapes that were taken in Chicago. These minimalist images show the natural beauty and contrast of unique places around the city.

a man reading a newspaper at a coffee house in black and white

Street Photographers – Kevin OConnell

A new Style Of Street Photography Street Photographers like  Kevin O’Connell have been shooting urban photography scenes for 20 years or more. His style of photography is refreshing with a compelling storytelling technique that he brings out in his images. The street portraits are so natural and heartfelt because of the people he photographs, who […]
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A Black and White urban scene of a wedding party having their pictures taken on a street overlooking Chicago in the background.

Does Instagram Help Artists and Photographers

Instagram Pros and Cons For Artists And Photographers chitown_storyteller The simple answer is YES and NO Let’s get right to the point, because I’m sure you, like myself, you hate reading those long winded introductions just to make more content – Its so fucking annoying, isn’t it?  *Updates For 2019* Well the inevitable seems to […]
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a professor and student sitting on a park bench, discussing life

Fine Art Street Photography

Fine Art Street Photography and Urban Stories – Kevin OConnell   First of all, a little about me and why I love street photography.   *The Short & Sweet Version*  40 years experience working with both film and digital photography, an endless supply of creativity with a big dose of “are you sure you should do that” […]
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chicago photography workshops

Chicago Photography Workshops 2018 | #1 Rated

2018 Chicago Photography Workshops Well, so far its been an interesting winter and I just can’t wait anymore. I decided to start the 2018 Chicago Photography Workshops very early this year.  Chicago has such a diverse look and feel during all the seasons, especially in winter. At this time of the year, it starts to […]
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Picture of a very colorful large wall mural of Vivian Maier

Instagram – Best Tips For A True Following * and keeping them*

The Most Important Instagram Tips You Will Need In 2018 – chitown_storyteller If your reading this, you are either just starting out, starting over, or regrouping because Instagram just isn’t working the way you thought it would. I am an accomplished photographer of almost 40 years, used all different types of photography techniques and cameras, […]
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Picture of the ancient village of Yangmei in Southern China

China Landscapes

Landscape Pictures of Yangmei China by Kevin OConnell Ancient traditional village in remote southern China built during the Ming Dynasty over 1,000 years ago These landscape and culture photographs are from Southern China, mostly from an ancient and historical village, called Yangmei. This village was spectacular to shoot. I thought I had stepped back in […]
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A very old abandoned farm and some old unique equipment on Route 66

Route 66 Decor – Retro Diners

Route 66 Photography Prints Main Street of America | The Mother Road These Iconic Route 66 photography prints were taken along the mother road of America, that runs from Chicago to California. It was the first and only means of transportation from the midwest, to the west coast of California. In this gallery are pictures […]
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