Behind the facade

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.

About Simon

Born in 1968, I was tragically not recognized as a genius until three years later, when I built and flew my first home-made aircraft. Since then, my life has been a string of major successes interspersed with what can only be called triumphs on a galactic scale. I am currently waiting to achieve my next one - should be ready in another 15 minutes or so. Bear with me...
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