While in college at UIC as a photography student I photographed whatever caught my interest with the Kodak Reflex Retina 111c camera that was my constant companion on the streets of Chicago. The photos on 79th Street near South Shore Drive are the last photos taken while I was a resident with my family till our move to West Ridge in Chicago in 1974 and reflects the transition as an overlap in the roll of 36 exposures. The Schlitz Circus Wagon was on view after the Columbus Day Parade on Columbus Drive with unlimited access.The street views from 1974 are barely recognizable due to redevelopment of Chicago.
While living with my parents I grew a marijuana plant and asked the two children to come upstairs so I could capture a photo of them with the plant. The photos of the Name of the Game Lounge, grocery store and Thunderbird Motel on South Shore Drive are among my favorites. Selfies in the bathroom mirror can be seen in #18 and #19.
ALVIS WITH POT PLANT 1974_30ALVIS WITH POT PLANT 1974_31CTA DEVON & FRANCISCO 1974_20_CTA DOWNTOWN VIEWS, 1974_28CTA DOWNTOWN VIEWS, 1974_33CTA SUBWAY 1974_26CULTURAL CENTER DOWNTOWN VIEWS 1974_31DAW SELFIE  1974_19DAW SELFIE 1974_18DOWNTOWN VIEWS 1974_30DOWNTOWN VIEWS NEAR RUSH ST 1974_34DOWNTOWN VIEWS NEAR RUSH ST 1974_36_DOWNTOWN VIEWS,  1974_29DOWNTOWN VIEWS,  1974_32DOWNTOWN VIEWS,1974_35MARGO PECOULAS, DOWNTOWN VIEWS, _01SCHLITZ HORSE DRAWN BEER WAGON 1974_01ASCHLITZ HORSE DRAWN BEER WAGON 1974_02ASCHLITZ HORSE DRAWN BEER WAGON 1974_03ASCHLITZ HORSE DRAWN BEER WAGON 1974_04A