Behind the ‘L’

Over the years, I’ve lived in the Chicago area, Atlanta, Brooklyn and Missouri. While assimilating into each new towns’ culture I’ve noticed how the homes give character and an identity to the neighborhoods. Recently on a fashion/about town shoot (see last post) I noticed the houses that face the L track in the Wicker Park area. The homes embody the classic midwestern A frame architecture of older Chicago homes. As a train rushes by with intense sound and power past the homes that are situated with their backdoors to the alley and track, I’m struck with a feeling of wild abandon that seems Wicker Park is slowly shedding.


I recently caught up with two former colleagues and current friends/fashionist..os(?), Justin Walker (insta: Awakward_Gentleman) and Ken Alvarez (insta: mr.chezbibby). It was meant to be an about town shoot also featuring some of their favorite Chicago spots, but mostly became us all catching up and me documenting it. Below are some of my favorite photos: