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Chicago General Photography

Returning to the Impossible

An Polaroid-style instant photograph depicting the statue of Abraham Lincoln in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood.
Lincoln Square, Chicago – 1 April 2020

From January 1, 2012 to January 1, 2014 I took a single instant photograph a day every day with a vintage Polaroid camera and ‘Impossible Project’ instant film. And then I stopped.

With all of this corona virus stuff going on, and us all trapped at home, and many of us unemployed, I figured it was time to start creating again.

To maintain my physical and mental health I’ve been cycling daily throughout Chicago (don’t worry, I’ve been wearing a mask and gloves, and keeping proper social distance from everyone else) so I decided to pull out some of my instant cameras and start sharing what I see with the world.

So, ‘The Impossible Year’ is back… for now. We’ll see how long I keep it up.

This content will be posted primarily to Tumblr via the original blog: https://theimpossibleyear.com but I’ll also be cross sharing it to Twitter and Facebook as well. I hope you’ll join me.

Cheers,

John

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Photography

2019 Photo Calendar

Update 1/13/19: All 2019 Calendars are now gone. However if you fill out the form I’ll still send you a surprise.

calendar preview

What is the purpose of life if it is not to create, share, and appreciate beautiful things? Somewhere along the way I lost this.

One of my goals for 2019 is to get back to my art, and as such I’ve made a 2019 photo calendar from the shots I took on our honeymoon trip to Australia.

I’d like to offer it to you, my friends, for free. I only have a limited number so the offer is only valid while supplies last. If I run out, I’ll send you something else instead.

Simply fill out the form at the following URL, And I’ll mail it out to you. Cheers! 

https://subism.activehosted.com/f/1


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Chicago Photography

An Event Apart Chicago 2012 in Impossible Images

Last week Jeffrey Zeldman and Eric Meyer brought their excellent design conference, An Event Apart, back to Chicago for the first time since 2009. As in previous years I had the opportunity to play the role of photographer for the event. However, this year I decided to mix it up a bit and also take Impossible images to complement the regular digital photos and coincide with my ongoing Impossible Year project.

Without further ado, An Event Apart Chicago 2012 in Impossible images:

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Chicago Design Photography

Lady Laura – Jezebel: Summer at the Double Door

My dear friend Laura is having an album release show at the Double Door in Chicago on August 18th. I did the photo and design work for the poster you see above.

Needless to say, I think it’s going to be a great show. If you can make it you should.

You can buy tickets here.

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Focal Points Photography

Focal Points: Archived

From 2010- 2011 I published a photo blog on the Chicago Tribune’s blog network ChicagoNow. The focus of the blog was to travel from neighborhood to neighborhood in Chicago and publish photo sets of my exploration.

The idea may at some point be resurrected and reworked but for now you can find a full archive of the blog and its photos here under the Focal Points category.