Monthly Archives: June 2011

Just what you wanted – more alleys!

As usual, here’s a map of the day’s walk. Not much to say, really – still trying to find a focus for the project. Right now I’m leaning towards distilling five-six themes and exploring them in depth in five clearly … Continue reading

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Alleys, etc.

One thing has become very apparent to me since I started photographing Chicago alleys: in residential neighborhoods, most of the really interesting stuff takes place in private areas. This means I will have to a more active approach to accessing … Continue reading

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Behind the facade, pt. 3

Took another walk in Jefferson Park. Here’s what I got:

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The Alley Zone

First, let me explain that I’m really using the “Chicago alley” as shorthand for everything outside and beyond the representative facades of buildings. Where the street frontage represents the social aspirations of its builders and inhabitants, the alley shows their … Continue reading

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Behind the facade, cont’d

Today, the West Loop, between Peoria and Halsted, from Harrison to Grand.

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