Save Local Businesses: Portraits of Chicago Businesses Under Lockdown

We are so happy our Save Local Businesses was featured on ABC 7 with the impeccable Hosea Sanders!  Watch the video above and check out the full story HERE!

Here are some of our latest photographs from the Save Local Businesses project.


I started Save Local Businesses: West Town because our doors are closed, but you can still help us.⁠ ⁠ With the help of the West Town Chamber of Commerce and the Wicker Park Chamber of Commerce, my goal for this project is to photograph (from a distance) local business owners, share their stories and provide the face behind their closed doors and dark windows.⁠ ⁠ We are doing this to showcase the effect the pandemic has on local businesses. This allows you to share with others what can be done to support/save small business.⁠

Want to support this project?  I appreciate your DONATION!  Like the businesses I photograph, I have a storefront studio under lockdown.  We also have GIFT CERTIFICATES available for your own photographic session!

Want to be a part of Save Local?  Fill out the form below!

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  • Michael BremerMay 18, 2020 - 4:35 am

    This is really terrific with your giving a voice and a picture to what is happening.  I’m not sure what the best decision should be for dealing with the virus but most experts around the world voted for social distancing and flattening the curve.  It makes sense, but the economy and more importantly many small businesses within the economy are paying a high price.  We moved from Chicago two years ago.  My heart is still there and I really like what you are doing with this project.ReplyCancel

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