Urban Landscapes

West Loop, Chicago, 2017
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West Town, Chicago, 2017
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West Loop, Chicago, 2016
West Loop, Chicago, 2016
West Loop, Chicago, 2018
Chinatown, Chicago, 2018
Pilsen, Chicago, 2018
Pilsen, Chicago, 2018
Memphis, 2018
West Loop, Chicago, 2017
Pilsen, Chicago, 2018
West Loop, Chicago, 2017
West Town, Chicago, 2017
South Loop, Chicago, 2017

If I have any kind of philosophy about my photography, it’s to document the things I see every day. There are plenty of people who take beautiful photos of Chicago and its architecture or the lakefront, but I want to capture the places that catch my eye while I’m going to work or running errands.

I carry this with me when I travel or visit a new neighborhood. I might take snapshots of the landmarks and tourist attractions on my phone to say, “I was here.” But to whatever extent I can make art, it’s with the spaces in between: the fences and old storefronts, the graffiti and peeling paint, the alleys and the loading docks and the train yards. Everyday urban landscapes.