I only have to look next door to see the effects of the Corona virus. My studio is on Chicago Ave. in West Town and our usually vibrant street is dark and lonely. Friends I saw daily are homebound and our businesses are silent.
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, 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. I’ll post these stories on my Instagram page (including my friend and next door neighbor Chris Hunt from Seek Vintage, his story is coming soon).
Want to support this project? I appreciate your donation! Like the businesses I photograph, I have a storefront studio under lockdown. Your donation will allow me to continue this project and pay my staff and expenses.