Spent some time yesterday with three men living in a tent on the north side for a story by my colleague Megan Cerpeau for RedEye.
They were unbelievably friendly guys, I hope they are able to find an apartment before winter. They were welcoming and kept trying to offer me food or cigarettes even though they obviously didn’t have much.
Find out the details by reading the story and checking my photos here:
I plan to do a follow up video in the next two weeks to see how they’re doing.
Had a awesome little portrait shoot with Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey in Chicago today. See more at www.facebook.com/lennygilmorephotography ! © Lenny Gilmore
Today I’ll be on assignment photographing drones in Deerfield,Illinois for the RedEye newspaper in Chicago ….. or will they be photographing me…?
I’ll post anything good I get later tonight, check back and enjoy this day cause its perfect out.
Hello good people!
I’ve been putting some work into my website, made with Squarespace see it here: http://www.lennygilmore.com/ I’ll be adding some new work soon as well as building out an archive of some of my favorite old stuff. I’ll let you know whens that is added. It’ll include most of my photos of hollywood actors that I haven’t had the chance to polish up yet. As well as my photo documentary called ‘Swim Team’.
Soon I’ll be releasing a music video I’ve been spending my weekends working on. Its an animated adaptation of my photo collages that. I think its something new and fresh and a step forward for me but is consistent with my signature aesthetic. Oh and the music is fantastic :)
Next week I’ll be at Riot Fest in Chicago, let me know if you’ll be there as well so I can grab your portrait or at least have a quick beer with you.
Enjoy your Sunday & thank-you for supporting me!
Before I went to Ferguson, Mo., to cover the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting, a friend who had already been there reporting joked that he was certain that every person in the town had already been interviewed. And sure enough, the media crunch on was intense on West Florissant, the main boulevard that was the site of protests and clashes with the police in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown.
During the middle of the workday, it sometimes seemed like there was a 1:1 ratio between protesters and members of the press. The demonstrators typically wouldn’t come out in full force until the day went on; folks were either at work or waiting out the brutal humidity. Later at night, the people on West Florissant would get younger and rowdier, and it was those folks who were at the center of the skirmishes with the police we all saw on television and on social media.
But Ferguson isn’t a very large town. All those flash bangs and tear gas canisters were going off just behind people’s homes or in front of their small businesses. It’s your typical American suburb, and in many ways, it still was, even with all the clamor going on. Photographer Eric Kayne and I walked around the neighborhood chatting with people while they worked or relaxed, enjoying the last few weeks of summer, even as their town had become the most recent locus for Our Ongoing National Conversation on Race.
Photo credit: Eric Kayne for NPR