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 defined locations in the city. But I have a feeling I need to get out […]
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 these spaces than I was hoping to. At first I thought that as long as […]
Took another walk in Jefferson Park. Here’s what I got:
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 everyday practical needs and desires. This is the world of decks, trinkets, exposed wiring sneaking […]
Today, the West Loop, between Peoria and Halsted, from Harrison to Grand.