Forty Years of Photography with Peter Sorel

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 8:32am

From Hollywood to Chicago, photographer Peter Sorel is one of the film industry’s most sought after photographers. For more than 40 years, he has been documenting movies sets and creating stunning poster images for more than 120 films, including “Easy Rider,” “The Blues Brothers” and “Life of Pi.”

Starting this Thursday more than 30 photographs showcasing his life and career will go on display at Hilton | Asmus Contemporary Gallery (716 N. Wells) from Feb. 20 – April 12. 

The “Peter Sorel Photographs: Hollywood to Chicago,” collection will highlight his range of moods and influences with unseen portraits of Orson Welles, Annette Bening, Clint Eastwood and other household names, along with surreal nudes, abstracted landscapes and psychedelic images of architecture.

In addition to his Hollywood career, Sorel moved to Chicago in 2008 to focus more deeply on his personal artistic endeavors. As a result, he will also debut a series of photographs of Lake Michigan, shot from his Streeterville balcony between 2011-2014.

Titled “Lake/Sky: An Homage to Mark Rothko,”the second exhibit will be on display at the private Union League Club of Chicago, from March 1- 31.   Non-members may only view this exhibition by appointment only (Curator, Elizabeth Whiting).

Whether you have serious photography creds, are curious about Sorel’s Hollywood experience or you just Chicago photography, make a plan to check out these exhibits.


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Chicago Editor Joe Piehl
Joe Piehl

A TLT contributor since 2010, Joe is the Chicago Editor. Outside TLT, Joe keeps an eye out for awesome activities and he writes a travel blog: Joe the Explorer.

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