Welcome and thanks for visiting. My site is full of images of where I am, where I’ve been, what I think and what I love to do.
I’m a native Chicagoan through and through and have been a street photographer and loving it for almost 12 years. Of course my drive and fascination is fueled by the events happening before me but especially by and with the gazillions of people who allow me to share their space with “our” stories of laughter, humor, history and sometimes-even tears.
Who could fathom we’re full into June … 2018 nonetheless? Last year was active with various special projects and displays, attending meetings and fundraisers, being out and about making pictures, living life and so much more!
2018 so far has brought me to an interview by Whitney Reynolds “Moving Mountains with MS” sharing my and 2 other MS’ers journey's. A quote included in Whitney’s site on our segment adequately states:
“Sometimes you’ve been assigned this mountain to show others, it can be moved.” - Unknown
Keep in touch as I’d love to tool around with you whenever you’re visiting Chicago. My photography can always be seen at the Tremont Hotel, a boutique hotel on the Magnificent Mile, and on the 1st floor lobby of a suburban office building, in a visitors lounge at a local hospital and as part of various private collections.
To know me is to know me (ha) as I jokingly, but honestly say, ”As long as there’s electricity to plug in (my scooter) – I’m there!” After all, so many of us know I’ll engage with one and all, will go anyplace and do anything whether on the roof of Lake Point Tower, inside the Old Main Post Office, immersed in demolition projects like Cabrini Green or the former Prentice Hospital, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera...
Thank you again for taking a moment or three to get to know and begin to travel with me. Now that I have a “bloggish” type outlet ”Lori’s Stories”– please join me as I grow and learn.
"Those whose work and pleasure are one... are... Fortune's favoured children."
Do you agree we may not have or cannot take the time to immerse ourselves in or be part of "our moments"?
Undeniably, my street photography and other incredible photo opportunities bring me there. Facing MS forever and a day ago, at various times during my day I'd need to regenerate my nerves. Often enough, returning from work or whatnot I'd lie in the back seat of a cab or do some such to accommodate and forage ahead.
Fast-forward to 2007 as photography became my mobility and my passion as I tooled around on journeys (on my mobility scooter). "Scooting and shooting" let me look at, see and be part of "my all", expanding and delightfully sharing my visions along my way. My captures are of everything I see, do or become part of. People, nature, architecture or its demise, movement, stillness and any or everything else I encounter.
I've been told the curiosities my images elicit somehow stimulate the imagination and infuse an energy, humor and life force vital to us all. It's me … and it's for you.... Lori