CHICAGO (CBS) – As a passionate musician, Elliot Mandel has carved out a niche in Chicago’s community of photographers, reports Regine Schlesinger with Made in Chicago.
Mandel plays the cello, writes reviews of classical music and now, as a photographer, captures performances with his camera. He says it requires a special kind of unobtrusiveness.
“It’s always been important to me to try to be invisible. It’s a weird position when you’re in the middle of a classical concert which has its etiquette, and the silence is incredibly important. As someone who goes to a lot of concerts, I know this inherently from being in the audience.”
Mandel also shoots a lot of cityscapes and architecture. But, his main body of work is pictures of musical performers.