Chicago Reader, Sept 28 2017: Bill Morrison

September 29, 2017 in Photography

When I first moved to Chicago in 1996, I remember learning how Thursdays were a special day because that’s the day the Reader comes out.:)  Around that same time, I was playing with Type 55 negatives, not washing off the Polaroid chemicals to create texture and accelerate deterioration-one might say this was fantastic forethought and planning!  Inspired by watching some of filmmaker Bill Morrison’s work, I knew these fantastic old negs were the perfect pairing for our portrait of Bill for this week’s Chicago Reader cover!:)  You can check out his film Dawson City: Frozen Time screening this Thursday October 5 at Logan Center for the Arts!

Assistants: Jacqueline Ayala, Tom Michas
Retouching: Tom Michas (Tomikiss)