My fascination with Chicago alleys goes back many years. I think that they are a huge part of the city’s character. For this project, I want to look behind Chicago’s often manicured facades, to where much of its real life takes place – in the back yards, between buildings, in the alleys. First of all I want this to be a photographic project, but I also think that not unlike Robert Venturi, Steven Izenour and Denise Scott Brown did with Las Vegas, we can learn a whole lot from these places.
This batch is purposely under-edited. At this stage I think it’s best to keep things as open as possible.
Any comments or suggestions where to take this from here would be most welcome.
Here‘s a map of the location.