hanging with dan
I have been shooting a lot of stuff recently out in the western suburbs of Chicago. More specifically Aurora.
I spent three years in the late 90’s/early 2000s working in a Joliet, a very similar suburban river town.
My years in Joliet were great and part of that was because I felt like I was part of the community. Today, I started to feel that way about Aurora.
I was assigned to shoot some photos at the Aurora Library and I ran into four guys from the Hesed House homeless soccer team. It is cool walking into a place and seeing people that I know and know well.
Another bonus is that I have been meaning to photograph the guys outside the team environment and away from the shelter and I was able to accomplish that without even trying.
Above is a snap of Dan McLaughlin, one of the guys that always seems to find his way into a lot of the pictures from this story.