How Our Chicago Stories Began


It all started ...

When Devin Sutter and Rachel Loewen were sharing dreams over cocktails at Farm Bar one November evening in 2016. What began as a simple vision and desire to create a minimalist photoshoot, became a grand opportunity to hear and share peoples' Chicago stories–to connect there.

Here you'll find photos paired with interview responses. This is a collection of captures of Chicagoans reflecting on their experiences, challenges, lessons, and what this city stirs up in us. We hope these stories help you feel less alone, encourage you, inspire you, and, mostly, cause you to reflect on and share your own story.

We believe the beauty of this project is in the simplicity of the photos and the complexity of each person's heart within the photos. To sharing those.