For both myself and the Idiot Photographer, the desire to get out and see the city predates photography. At some point, documenting our field trips became just as important as experiencing them; early on, however, it was just a mad rush to snap what pictures we could and hope some of them turned out ‘artsy’. I’ve recently dug up all my old film prints, converted them to digital, and have been sifting through to find whatever worthwhile I can. Though most are bad (did I even know what focus was?) I found a few that don’t make me wince.
Baha’i Temple in Wilmette in fog.
St. John Cantius church, a pillar of the Polish community in Chicago in years gone by. The inscription under the bas-relief reads, “Lord, Deliver Poland”