CHICAGO IS A SKATEPARK
Photograh Collage with Acrylic
This piece represents the mindset of skateboarding. The mindset that the world is your skatepark if you can look at it creatively. As a skateboarder and a photographer, Chicago is a giant playground. I could explore the city for the rest of my life and still never see all it has to offer. I’m drawn to architecture photography because I skateboard. Skateboarders look at architecture and infrastructure as potential skate spots. Clearly the stairs, benches, and plazas weren’t designed to be skated but that’s what make them more fun and rewarding to skate than any well designed skatepark. Skateboarding teaches you to see everything as potential. This piece attempts to illustrate that. To me this piece say, “Look at me, I’m Chicago, black and white but warped in color and infinite. Im beautiful and I’m begging for you to explore me”.