a scorpion tail of concrete curves to the left into Lake Michigan with a muted sky
The Shore IX
graffiti appears at the base of a light tower stuck on a pier diagonally cutting across the photo from lower right to upper left corner, the right half is filled with a rich blue lake michigan and a sliver of light blue sky
Graffiti on the Beach, Lake Michigan, The Shore XII
a concrete wall, with serrated steel edge, cuts across the photo from lower right to upper left corner, the right half is filled with green blue lake waters
The Shore XIV
a light tower sits out on a scorpion tail break wall that protects the man made beaches of Lake Michigan from the waters off shore
The Shore XV
willow trees stand in a heavy fog along the edge of Lake MIchigan, which is entirely obscured by the fog this morning
Willows in the Fog, The Shore XIII
a ladder emerges from the blue waters of Lake Michigan
The Shore XI
a scorpion tail of concrete curves to the left into Lake Michigan with a muted sky
The Shore III
submerged pier sits just underneath the waters surface of Lake Michigan
The Shore V
seed pods in shadow hang from a tree with no background discernable
The Shore I
a sliver of ice forms along the edge of the wet concrete that sits at waters edge
The Shore X
a barren tree stands in a field of dried grasses with a soft pastel sky above
The Shore VII
a small diagonal of concrete at waters edge, a water that is deep green
The Shore II
concrete steps go down to the lakes edge, blue-green water that is crystal clear
The Shore IV
a foggy day with wet sands on Lake Michigan, with tracks of various machines and people
The Shore VIII
a diagonal of concrete and pilings travel diagonally with blue waters on the right side
The Shore VI
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The Shore, is a series of limited edition photographs that examine the edge between Lake Michigan and the land it sits beside.

In the last several years we have begun to see dramatic changes to the landscape. Last spring’s warm weather brought with it high waters. High enough to encroach upon the man-made boundaries and beaches that sit along the city of Chicago. Lake waters began pooling out over concrete and grass, pulling any loose barriers into it’s depths and throwing the imported sands on the beaches wherever it chose. These days on the lake are a reminder to the city and it’s inhabitants of the great power Lake Michigan possesses.

Does the water fold out over the land or does the land disappear beneath the lake’s surface?

More information on this series of prints, including edition number, sizes and pricing can be found on this page.