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.

Mackinac Michigan Lighthouse Prints

Amazing Lighthouses of Lake Michigan

The Most Beautiful Lighthouses In The United States Photographs That Inspire by Kevin OConnell Some of the most amazing and iconic lighthouses in the world, photographed by Kevin O’Connell. During the winter many of these historic Lake Michigan lighthouses turn into a treacherous seascape scenes right out of a sea novel.  Many people from around […]
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street photography tips and techniques

Street Photography Tips – How To Stand Out

Earning Credibility – Photography Tips and Techniques The Steps to moving up as a standout street photographer Part #1   Stand Out From The Crowd  1- Lighting and Composition- Please don’t pass this step by, because of the ease of technology in cameras these days. This is the most important step you need, and  more […]
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a man reading a newspaper at a coffee house in black and white

Street Photographers – Kevin OConnell

Amazing 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 have an interesting […]
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black and white urban cityscape of chicago

Amazing Urban Scenes by Kevin O’Connell

Urban Photography by Kevin OConnell *A look at some of the best urban skylines and cityscapes in Chicago* Chicago has some of the most amazing urban architecture and eye catching building photography. When taking street photographs, these buildings are a great backdrop, because they add even more interest to the images . Many different contrasts […]
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A daughter taking a selfie with her father on a street corner.

Chicago Street Photography by Kevin OConnell

The Chicago Streets – Pictures and Prints Stories From The Chicago Streets by Kevin [email protected]_storyteller The Chicago Streets from Kevin’s perspective. A professional urban photographer of over 40 years. Chicago has been Kevin’s home for over 56 years, and 40 of those years as a photographer. He moved to the Chicago south loop in 2000 […]
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fine art Black and White picture of the interesting City Methodist Church stairway

Abandoned Places Lost In Time

 Fascinating Abandoned Places Around The World For the past 20 years, photographer Kevin O’Connell has traveled too many remote places around the world, and while traveling through he loves to hunt for interesting abandoned places to photograph. He has been privileged to photograph some of the most influential abandoned places on the planet. Many buildings […]
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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

Urban Photographs and Stories by 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” HELL YES!! *Best Street […]
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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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