25 April 2010

where i stand sunday

Chicago scrapes along in a frenzied hurry, 110 stories below my feet. A clear platform juts out from the side of one of the world's tallest buildings. The step out into nothing made my breath stutter, a strange sort of tentative awe settling in. Looking down on the breadth of the buildings huddled together along the water's edge feels surreal.

Where I Stand is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places I spend my life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. The ground we tread on has its own stories to tell. (The project is now in Year Three. Year Three will feature artwork inspired by that week's Where I Stand photo as well as the photo that inspired it. Year One and Year Two can be found here.)


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Yarnhog said...

Really cool. Not sure I would have stepped out there, though.

Deb H said...

Beautiful! But you just gave me vertigo!