A photo documentary of the Belmont Avenue and Clark Street area in the neighborhood of Wrigleyville in Chicago.
Includes tattooing and nightclub sequences in addition to the places and people that make up the everyday life of this quirky section of the city.
From the Back Cover:
"Every slice of the diagonal intersection seemed alive with people standing on the corners smoking, talking, drinking and crossing the streets freely from one odd sounding shop to another: Hollywood Mirror, Taboo Tabou, Blue Havana, Secrets, The Tragically Hip and The Architectural Revolution, to name a few.
I don’t remember even buying anything that night, but I do remember a tension between feeling completely comfortable and totally illicit, switched on and intrigued, but scarcely able to look. Those two hours wandering through the leather-clad crowd of jagged hairstyles, visible tattoos and chunky rubber soles made such an impression upon me that countless trips to the Art Institute and Chicago Symphony Orchestra could not wash away what I imagined to have been my only glimpse at the real Chicago.
When I moved to the Loop to attend Roosevelt University, one of the first places I visited with my unlimited transit pass was Belmont and Clark. I returned with my camera, determined to capture that tension, to share that glimpse and to walk away with more than memories."