Disenfranchised Citizen

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Under the El…

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Took this shot yesterday morning, wandering the loop, clearing the head at around 7am. I’m part of a photography show this evening, and these kinds of things…I mean, I like them because people come to look at your photographs, but at the same time I’m very introverted so being anywhere but the sidelines and shadows is uncomfortable for me. I have a friend who organizes these things and I’m grateful for the exposure and the time he puts in, but I’d rather be like this guy, an indiscernable silhouette.

Oh yeah, and coming to New Orleans in 20 days, but who’s counting.

Have a nice day.

– Drake

Cave2

Written by Drake Toulouse

August 30, 2016 at 7:34 AM

The Commuter…

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Chicago, she’s a large place. Large buildings, streets, elevated trains, geographically spread out, to go from one place to another can take well over an hour and this getting around can give you a lot of time to think, to feel isolated, alone, even when surrounded by thousands, millions of people. This size is both to the advantage and detriment of a life here…but we are a city of commuters. Sometimes I’m okay with this, sometimes not, sometimes I’m just looking forward to time in New Orleans to slow this all down and feel like I’m with family again…

Have a nice day.

– Drake

Swallowed

Written by Drake Toulouse

August 23, 2016 at 5:51 AM

Where the city meets…

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I ride the trains everyday, to work, to play, to wherever…when I grabbed my apartment in Chicago, it was most important to be within a block of the El-Train stop as these short steps to the train really are the keys to this huge, spread-out city. Riding the trains, you see a lot, a lot of people both willing and unwilling to be a part of each others lives, and the trains have a way of making everyone your closest friend. There’s no choice in these smaller spaces and the cars really are one of the few places where the city meets and sometimes talk, and even sometimes talk about what should be done to improve this city, conversations that happen whether Rahm likes it or not.

And he really doesn’t. Conversation can bring people together and create change, even when people pretend to be all alone among a sea of arms.

Where The City Meets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a nice day.

– Drake

Written by Drake Toulouse

July 28, 2016 at 8:52 PM