B&W Street Photography, Chicago 1969-1970, Street Photography

About The Photographer

I began making photographs in 1969.  I straight off took to Chicago’s Uptown streets.  Those fascinating sidewalks & gangways were my first classroom.  These street scenes, made from July ’69 thru January ’71, were my first efforts and remain my favorites.  Practically all the negatives I made during that time remain unprinted.  I first saw positive images of most when I began to archive my negs as digital files in 2011.  Almost invariably, I prefer B&W prints in an intimate format, no larger than 6×9.  The most durable images of every age expose and celebrate humanity.  Though humanity is an essential ingredient in my B&W, no social commentary is ever relevant.  Visual stimulus has always been the singular impetus for me to transfer light to film.

Photos may not be copied or reproduced in any manner for commercial use.  All photographs are copyrighted by photographer.


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