Curated events in the life of an individual

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.


2 responses

  1. Wow, what an epic photo! Really like the 50’s era suitcase have one like that in the attic.

    January 15, 2011 at 10:39 pm

  2. Jim Wolff

    this is a really dreamy photo, really like the feel of it and the tension that being stuck in mid air creates. The luggage is interesting as if she is trying to fly away on some vacation from gravity.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:39 am

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