Chicago At Night, In The Cold

Camera: Leica Monochrom
Exposure: 1/25
Aperture: f/2.4
Focal Length: 35mm
ISO: 5000

I walked from dinner to my hotel in Chicago in the run-up to the extreme cold that the upper Midwest recently experienced.  I wanted to get some photography in and figured that one can endure just about anything for the 30 minutes it would take for the walk.

I was not in fact prepared for how cold it was and reflected on living on the street without a warm or safe place to go to.  Homelessness on the scale that we have in the United States, compared with other developed countries is almost uniquely an American problem.  I don’t have any answers, other than to say that our social support network is narrower and more loosely woven than other countries.  We have the money, just not the motivation as a nation to help, and this is deeply disappointing.

 

Camera: Leica Monochrom
Exposure: 1/180
Aperture: f/2.4
Focal Length: 35mm
ISO: 5000

 

Camera: Leica Monochrom
Exposure: 1/90
Aperture: f/1.4
Focal Length: 35mm
ISO: 5000

 

Camera: Leica Monochrom
Exposure: 1/180
Aperture: f/1.4
Focal Length: 35mm
ISO: 5000

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