Scenes From Pilsen #1

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The first in a series of photos I took while visiting Pilsen. I’ve been to this Near South Side  (of Chicago) neighborhood a lot recently. It’s rich with Mexican heritage. Murals are everywhere and they all tell stories and speak loudly.

Alley Mural- Lincoln Square

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Saw this while heading to the Western Brown Line stop. I was messing around with Hipstamatic at the time. It reminds me of some of the cross-processing experiments I did back in the 90’s. Cross Processing for those who don’t know is where you would shoot color slide film and then have it processed in C-41 color print film development. This rather rogue method would create exaggerated contrast and color shifts to the images.

Rainy Morning

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It was a rainy Saturday morning. About 6:20 AM to be exact. I stopped into the Jefferson Park Starbucks to grab some coffee before work. Being up that early sometimes brings the unexpected.

Logan Square L Platform

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The Logan Square blue line station has two entrances; the main one at Kedzie, and one a block north at Spaulding. Entering at Spaulding, there’s a block long platform walk to get to where the train stops. This was taken on a Saturday morning. The fluorescent lights dominated the scene. It was unusually quiet for all of five minutes until the next train arrived and people went about their daily routine.