In mid-November of 2016, Devin Sutter and I met for cocktails and catching up. We spent a good few hours ruminating on creativity, the challenges and gifts of living in Chicago, and how we're changed here.
We'd collaborated in different capacities before–at my wedding, at her job, and with this styled picnic. There, we'd been dreaming up another vision–one of minimalist stylings and photography. And while we both care about creating and capturing something we deem 'beautiful'–whether it's through styling hair or taking a photograph–aesthetics are valuable, but they aren't everything, are they.
So Devin texted me the next day. We both knew this project was missing perhaps the most important element. From there we discovered the bigger story: people's stories. Our stories.
That's how #ourchicagostories was born.