I’ve been making photographs in Chicago’s Grant Park since I moved here years ago. Grant Park is a beautiful public space that serves as the the site for many concerts, and food festivals throughout the year and it’s a place I’ve loved going to often.
This series was primarily created over the last few years, during autumn and winter. The craggy old trees attracted me at first, and I’ve been shooting there ever since.
All the images in the series are printed in platinum. It’s a beautiful process whereby I make an 11″ x 14″ platinum print from a digital negative, and then print the platinum image on fine water color paper. The image is kind of “in” the paper instead of on top of it like a traditional pigment print is. I love making platinum prints because I’m making something hand made , and the final prints are very luminescent and beautiful.
This image is looking north over the commuter tracks east of Michigan Ave. during a very foggy day.