The Dream of the Travelling Princess, Part 1
Last March, I traveled to Chicago on a whim to visit my friend Stefanie. After being there for nearly a week, I decided to head out on a little adventure. Discovering two free exhibits of Czech Photography at Columbia College’s MoCP, I headed out on the L from Lincoln Park toward The Loop. Entering the exhibit, I wandered around, taking in the photos that surrounded me. I spent about an hour perusing the various pieces, ranging from modern architectural shots to examples of Expressionism from the 1920’s. I exited through the front door on Michigan Avenue, and noticed something strange going on in the park across the street. There were two young women; one equipped with a camera, the other a tutu.
My curiosity piqued, I walked across the avenue to the park. I observed them taking photos for about a minute, then walked over and said hello. Their names were Emily and Rebecca, and they were both photography students at Columbia College. Upon asking them if they minded if I tagged along on their photoshoot, they excitedly agreed. I took a couple of shots of Rebecca in her outfit with my digital camera, but none of them seemed to work. I then took out my Holga and asked her to jump off of a small platform. The shot above is what came of it, but this is not where the story ends.