twos for tuesday

For the first time in a long while, I had a chance to stop by the Grabenhofer’s today.

If you don’t know, the Grabenhofers are the family in the second half of my decade and a half long personal project that started in 1994 on Harlow and Jean Cagwin’s Lockport, Illinois cattle farm and continued on the same piece of land after its transition from rural to suburban.

The current incarnation is told in diptychs and after a long drought, I put together five more from today’s visit to the Willow Walk subdivision.

To see some older ones go HERE on chicagotribune.com or HERE at mediastorm.org.

I am not sure today’s pairings all work but I sure had fun putting them together.

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4 Responses to “twos for tuesday”

  1. Scott-
    I was blown away when you showed these at the Southwest conference back in February…these new shots certainly do work. What an incredible story. I can’t wait to see them put together as a large format photo book…that’s the sort of showcase these images deserve!

  2. On the money, great pairings.

  3. Since I have a family farm which my grandpa bought in ’29, there is a certain sadness in looking at a farm and a family that eventually had to sell to subdivision development. No, I did not grow up on our farm, but it was and is always there as a safe haven from the rest of the world, and a place on which family reunions of 100+ people still happen. Living in the suburbs of Chicago is a necessity right now. Having the farm as a place to go to when life gets crazy is something I could never give up, for myself or for my children. And when my parents and aunts and uncles are no longer able, we will be keeping up the apple orchard.

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