Chicago is pretty far from the ocean, yet there’s no shortage of fresh seafood.
We have air freight to thank for that. I can’t imagine how many crates arrive daily with fish that just hours before had been swimming in the sea.
In the 90s, I had a regular assistant who was from Chicago. He knew more about the city than anyone else I ever met. The fact that his father and brother were city police officers gave him the kind of insider knowledge that was beyond encyclopedic.
His combination of street smarts and diplomacy was legendary. Much of his skill came from working nights sorting cargo for Air France at O’Hare Airport, before getting into the photography game.
He regaled me with stories of interesting items that passed through.
I was thinking of him during this session in the seafood department of a suburban Chicago supermarket.
There’s a lot that has to go right for these sea treasures to end up in your shopping cart.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.