Updated: Jun 20, 2020
The family photo sessions I started in March turned into walks in different neighborhoods and meeting families outside their homes at really cool mural locations. One of my favorite things about Chicago is all the great public art in every neighborhood. I photographed families by the Hubbard St murals in the West Loop, the Robin Williams mural on Milwaukee in Logan Square, the Rainbow mural in River East and other cool spots around town.
Celebrating the public art on display in your community is a great way to capture a certain time in this city. Murals are temporary and you never know when it will be painted over. Using a mural as a backdrop can be a way to add color and personality to your family portrait and take advantage of the beautiful artistic expressions we walk by every day.
The true spirit of a neighborhood and a community is in the beauty of the public art it has to offer. Artists across the city have such imaginative ways to communicate their visions. Using a mural as a background is transformative and has the power to transport you to another world. During this time of uncertainty, who wouldn’t want to do that?