Days of Future Passed Contrasts Olden Chicago Against the Modern


Lawrence Hearn has been a photographer his entire life and was a journalism major in the 1960s. And when Photoshop came about, he started to experiment with it for a while. His latest project is called Days of Future Passed, and contrasts modern day Chicago against what it used to be: 50 years ago exactly.

Projects like this are fairly common, but we haven’t seen much centered around Chicago. So we asked Lawrence about it. Our brief interview and more photos are after the jump.

Phoblographer: What made you want to do this project?

Lawrence: I wanted to do this project because it combines two of my very favorite passions…photography and Photoshop. I also did some research on available books about Chicago and really didn’t find anything that showed the “before” and “after” concept quite like I do. I have been looking into producing a book on my photographs of Chicago.

Phoblographer: What do you hope to accomplish with the project?

Lawrence: I hope to establish a “following” of sorts so that those interested would look forward to seeing my next project.

Phoblographer: Do you plan on maybe doing this with other cities?

Lawrence: I think there is a lot more to do in Chicago…but would never say never!











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