Welcome to GritStreet Journal!GritStreet Photography is a high-contrast, high-grain, B&W style of documentary street photography that seeks to invoke an emotional, intellectual, social, or political response from the viewer. GritStreet is a mixture of documentary photography, photojournalism, and street photography. Unlike most pure street photography - which most often has no particular objective - GritStreet has deliberate psychological, social, historical, and political intentions. --- The GritStreet Tradition --- Streetwise - Street Photography and the 1960s
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Chicago Street Photography"HOG Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders: They tell me you are wicked and I believe them, for I have seen your painted women under the gas lamps luring the farm boys." -Carl Sandburg, Chicago
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“Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage.” -William S. Burroughs
UPDATE 6-27-2013: Word is… Kevin has made his way to a detox center! I truly wish him all the best.
UPDATE 10-14-2013: I was told that Kevin overdosed in a Heroin house over on the West side. A tragic ending. Kevin was a good person. I wish I could have done more. May you rest in peace…
Chicago Street Photography: Voices From the Streets, “Toni” – Chicago 2013
“I sang to you and the moon
But only the moon remembers.
-Carl Sandburg, Chicago Poems
Music intro Brian Doroba (guitar) and Christian Inostroza (harp)
Chicago Street Photography: Voices From the Streets – “Stutters”
“What makes people hard-hearted is this, that each man has, or fancies he has, as much as he can bear in his own troubles. Hence, if a man suddenly finds himself in an unusually happy position, it will in most cases result in his being sympathetic and kind. But if he has never been in any other than a happy position, or this becomes his permanent state, the effect of it is often just the contrary: it so far removes him from suffering that he is incapable of feeling any more sympathy with it. So it is that the poor often show themselves more ready to help than the rich.” -Arthur Schopenhauer
Damien Rose on sax.
Chicago Street Photography: Voices From the Streets, “Israel” – Chicago 2013
“And there is another feeling that is a great consolation in poverty. I believe everyone who has been hard up has experienced it. It is a feeling of relief, almost of pleasure, at knowing yourself at least genuinely down and out. You have talked so often of going to the dogs – and well, here are the dogs, and you have reached them, and you can stand it. It takes off a lot of anxiety. ”
-George Orwell, Down and Out In Paris and London
Chicago Street Photography: “Tension City” (2012)
“HOG Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders: They tell me you are wicked and I believe them, for I have seen your painted women under the gas lamps luring the farm boys.” -Carl Sandburg, Chicago