US CitySlicker Rachel: Analog Adventures in Chicago

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For their first task, the US CitySlickers will show us around their towns and cities, documenting their experiences in analogue and telling us stories along the way. Let's meet Rachel and learn more about Chicago!

Name: Rachel Winslow
City: Chicago, Illinois
Age: 27
Occupation: waitress
LomoHome: rwins

Hi fellow lomographers! I’m Rachel and I’m thrilled to be one of the new US CitySlickers for Chicago! I’ve been a lomographer for 4 years, and I have a huge collection of Lomography and vintage cameras. It all started when I spotted a Diana F+ on a shelf at a store and quickly went home to do some research on it. I found lomography.com, bought a Holga Starter Kit, and the rest is history. I now own around 30 cameras and eat, sleep, & breathe analog photography.

I just moved here last September so I’m still learning my way around Chicago. My job’s awesome hours allow me to have lots of free time during the day to shoot. In fact, I spent my first Chicago winter learning my way around and exploring the city by walking through the neighborhoods and taking photos with my analog cameras. In 7 short months I’ve become a part of an incredible analog photography community here in Chicago. I am so lucky to be surrounded by so many creative and driven people, and my new friends inspire and motivate me every day.

Here are some of my favorite places to photograph:

I live in a neighborhood called Wicker Park. It’s a cute little touristy neighborhood with lots of shops and bars and restaurants. In fact, it’s going to be the new home for the Lomography Gallery store that’s opening up in Chicago soon! On really nice days, I like to grab a few cameras and walk down Milwaukee. There are so many cute little shops and really cool street art on the walls. It’s also a great street to do some people watching!

Another one of my favorite places to photograph is Navy Pier. I can never have enough ferris wheel shots, and the ferris wheel there is incredible! It’s sandwiched between the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan so you have the best of both worlds there.

My new favorite place to go is the Lincoln Park Conservatory. I went there for the Lomography Chicago meet-up at the Lincoln Park Zoo a few weeks ago and was amazed by all of the beautiful plants and flowers mixed in with some industrial touches. I’m definitely going back to shoot with another camera or two.

I’m so excited to spend my first summer here in Chicago. There are so many festivals and events going on every day, and everybody is out trying to enjoy the warm weather before the long winter months arrive again! It’s going to be a great summer. I can’t wait to share all of my analog adventures in Chicago with you!

written by rwins on 2012-05-03 in #lifestyle

4 Comments

  1. deja-mew
    deja-mew ·

    loooove wicker park. [: my brother iives there, or just outside it, and my best friend lived there for a year a while back. So many interesting shops!!

  2. vtayeh
    vtayeh ·

    Chicago is a place I'd love to visit again so I'm excited to see a Lomographer's point of view!

  3. abbsterocity
    abbsterocity ·

    Both Wicker Park AND Logan Square are great for shooting, shopping, and shenanigans! If you loved Chicago during the winter months, you're going to love Chicago (minus the humidity) in the summer!

  4. af-capture
    af-capture ·

    nice read and collection

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