A surprising new look at the Windy City.
Award-winning artist Cynthia Davis captures Chicago in these remarkable hand-altered Polaroid photographs. The fifth book in Davis's visual recreations of Michigan and Great Lakes locales, Chicago offers a view of one of America's greatest cities unlike any other.
Davis creates her work by manipulating Polaroid prints while they're still developing. The result are pictures imbued with a dreamlike quality, somewhere between photorealism and impressionist painting.
Anyone who has shopped the Magnificent Mile, visited Navy Pier or the Field Museum, wandered through the canyons of the Loop, ascended to the peak of Sears Tower, or explored the diversity of Chicago's many neighborhoods will appreciate how Davis transforms well-known terrain into landscapes at once familiar and magically new.
"Each recognizable image shimmers with a touch of fantasy befitting the area."
—Grand Rapids Press