Half Hood, Half Class

nickgerber:

I think you can probably tell where I like to spend my time shooting.

I’ve been up and at ‘em at 5:30 every morning since I’m running a time lapse of a restaurant on Kinzie doing renovations (they start working at around 6:30, so I need to be there to swap batteries/memory cards/start cameras). One of the things that I love about this is that I’m out in the morning seeing things. It’s so easy to bring a camera with me and document the things that I see and with that frame of mind it’s so easy to see more

I sort of fell in love with the woman at the top of this post… as I said to her “It’s not every day that you see a woman walking down a train platform with a head in her arms”. 

But the whole thing is interesting to me. Having a camera with me all the time is just fantastic. Not everything I shoot, or even everything that I show is gold, but in a way Tumblr is my contact sheet. At the end of the year I hope I have some intense moments or some moments of whimsey to share. Thanks for coming on this weird, sometimes interesting journey with me.

Edit: We’re a fuckin device addicted culture. I suppose that’s hypocritical because my device is a camera. 

Also, the people in the last picture of this post - in the middle, left gave me a wave in the frame I shot just before this one and I didn’t wave back. So *vigorous waving* “HI GUYS!”

nickgerber:

Saturday - January 4th, 2014

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North Ave

40 Photos That Give A Window Into Black Life In Chicago In The ’70s


John H. White was hired by the Environmental Protection Agency as a freelance photographer for the “Documerica Project.” In addition to taking photos “relating to environmental problems,” he was sent to capture images of “everyday life in the 1970s.”

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Skywalkin

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Skywalkin

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Tonight - I rode the rails

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Out the back

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Out the back

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UIC Halsted

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UIC Halsted

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This city just does not stop growing on me. 

nickgerber:

This city just does not stop growing on me. 

chicagobusiness:

“Pic of the Day” — by *jonniedee
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“Pic of the Day” — “Chicago Glow” by cshimala
Credit: dclamster / Flickr