Monday, June 27, 2011

Empty lots

Chad Gerth
Chicago, IL
Chicago & Kedvale
Armitage & Kenneth
Armitage & Kilpatrick
Chad created this series of photographs mounted each image on plexi. 
(each is approximately 16" x 20").
all images copyright, Chad Gerth

Chad photographed empty lots in Chicago in 2008. 

His images capture the state of the urban environment as they transition from their recent occupied past to an unknown and uncertain future.

See more here.


  1. I think that these photos are so wonderful! Is it odd how the seamstress in me sees stitching around the lot in the first photo? Perhaps these are photos of urban blight, but I can't help but see the beauty in them when viewed from above.

  2. I know what you mean Valerie. At first glance those marks look like stitches. I think they might be fence posts?
    Thank you for your comment.

  3. Such interesting photos. The sad things can also be beautiful, no?

  4. Yes, it's true, there is beauty in unexpected places. Thank you for commenting Lari.

  5. I did not realize these were photos until I read the description. Perception perception perception. xo, T

  6. Amazing photo's. they make you sit still for a bit. thanks for posting.

  7. I agree. Thanks for commenting.


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