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January 2008

9 years
ago

 

Bowing Out

With news that John Edwards will drop out of the presidential race today, we present this somewhat prophetic shot by Flickr user Mona T. Brooks (alias: mona, eh) at the YearlyKos convention in Chicago this past summer. Alone backstage, away from the bright lights and TV cameras, Edwards displays a look of pensive uncertainty.

The photo was to be part of our “Net Pix” feature in the February 2008 issue, but it got away from us…

9 years
ago

 

Happy Monday

Nothing chirps “top o’ the morning to you” like a giant sinkhole on a major North Side street.

Workers today will finish pouring the concrete to fill the giant crater left by the water main break on Montrose and Honore last Tuesday. The sidewalk is expected to open tomorrow and the street on Thursday, according to Chicago Water Department spokesman Tom LaPorte.

We thought we’d share with you some oddly beautiful photos of the mess. Kudos to Flickr users c.hiltz and absenter for capturing the collapsed street in…

9 years
ago

 

The Chicago Slushie

Who isn’t sick of winter already?

This photo by Matt Maldre (Flickr alias: spudart) stood out among the hundreds of Chicago winter scenes I perused to find a visual representation of my mood while de-thawing from the morning commute. I could have easily shared with you an artsy shot of the frozen river or a beautifully lit skyline shown through winter fog. But this photo said so much more about my current attitude toward winter in Chicago: dark, yucky, and yet still beautiful. Maldre describes it well: “a cast of characters huddling together in the urban coldness.”

9 years
ago

 

The One That Got Away

All too often, I spend what seems like hundreds of hours looking at photos that never make it into the magazine for one reason or another. I fall in love with an image only to find it on the cutting-room floor when it comes to print time, and my heart breaks over and over again. Welcome to Snap, therapy for my heart and a way to share the ones that got away—as well a bunch of other great photo-related stuff.

The February 2008 issue of the magazine includes a feature showcasing 13 great photos I culled from Flickr

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