This series of photos was taken in February of 2021 and focuses on the harsh juxtaposition of right angles so commonly seen in cities, but very rarely encountered in natural settings. The time of year — dead of winter — is one of the few moments when the natural world, in the form of scattered snow cover and drooping icicles, imposes itself on the built cityscape, creating a dreary sense of harmony between the two.

#1 Public Space: A Courtyard of Porches–Chicago’s Public Forum (52nd & Blackstone)

#2 Bridge: The Metra Platform–Bridge Between North & South Commuters (51st & S Lake Park Ave)

#3 House of Worship: KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation Synagogue (1100 E Hyde Park Blvd)

#4 Municipal Building: 51st/53rd St. (Hyde Park) Metra Station

#5 Public Art: Utopia Car (52nd & S University)

#6 Public Space: Residential Clash #1 (Behind Hyde Park Produce)

#7 Tall Structure: High-Rise Living #1 (From 51st & S Harper Ave)

#8 Residential: Indecisive House (51st & S Woodlawn)

Luc Lampietti