Ted Glasoe: The Lake Is Our Grand Canyon



Cold Morning.

The majestic photographs of Ted Glasoe continue to capture the magical nature and varied moods of Lake Michigan. His innate awareness of color and form produced the “Edges Series” with its glorious images of shoreline, beaches, breakwaters, harbors, and rocks, underscoring the ongoing relationship between Chicago and its companion Great Lake.

In a similar way, Ted’s “Horizon Series” examines the natural interaction of lakefront and sky. Brilliant reflections of exotic cloud formations, colorful horizons, and mysterious wave patterns bring to mind the work of Georgia O’Keeffe.


Sunset Light.



A seasoned sailor, Ted is especially aware of the delicate and vulnerable nature of Lake Michigan. His camera is a constant companion, and it allows him to witness environmental challenges and to create a sense of conservation, a concern addressed in his speaking engagements, photo walks, and photo training sessions.


Almost Nothing.


Revetment Splash.


In Between.


Wave Wash.

Ted Glasoe recently lectured and exhibited at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and he will be presenting a special show, “Surface Tension: Beauty and Fragility in Lake Michigan,” at The Saugatuck Center for the Arts from January 12 through March 8, 2018 in Saugatuck, Michigan.


The artist.

Many of his powerful images have been hung in homes and offices throughout Chicagoland. I invite you to visit his website, tedglasoe.com, to experience a larger gallery of his works and to discover various opportunities for learning.


Golden Geese.


Frozen Intake.


Multiple Strikes.


Sunrise with Geese.


Icy Waves.


Icy Lake.


Breakwater #1.


Green Chop.