GRAHAM CHAPMAN grew up in the Chicago Western Suburbs before moving to Chicago in 2010 to pursue his career as a video editor. He soon took up photography and found his true passion.
Graham Chapman discovered his passion for photography in a roundabout way, purchasing his first DSLR to have on hand for his work as a video editor. To teach himself how to use it, he walked around the city with camera in hand, eventually realizing that he always came home with more still images than video. His new hobby gradually developed into something more meaningful; Graham found that living in Chicago nourished his interest in photography and fed its growth. Today, Chicago is the inspiration and the driving force behind most of his work.
Graham describes his style as predominantly based in street photography. He finds inspiration out and about the city, feeling the thrill of capturing people in a moment that will never happen again. When editing, he strives to keep his shots true to their original look, with perhaps a little enhancement to what he feels are the most dominant features.
“I feel extremely blessed that I’m able to live in Chicago. From walking along Lake Michigan to roaming the Loop as the sun sets – for me, it’s got everything a street photographer could ask for, and it’s easy to find a new shot every time I pick up my camera.”
Graham's work is published in Trope Chicago, the first volume of the Trope City Editions series, a collection of urban and architectural photography books of cities around the world by today’s emerging and independent photographers.
206 amazing Chicago images from 27 emerging photographers, reproduced on museum quality uncoated paper, hardbound.