“Love in The City,” is the title of this photograph captured in Chicago in 1963. It is one of 58 photos which appear in my “60 years of Black & White Photography-and a Splash of Color,” exhibit at the Wright Place in Pensacola.
I was in the city for a day to take photographs after I took a night train down from Minnesota and arrived at rush hour. I had walked from the train station over to State Street and then over to Wabash. (There were several camera stores on Wabash at that time.) I was on Wabash going towards the river when this couple came walking towards me, oblivious to other people around them. After they had passed me, I turned around to take this photograph. The man took his arm from the lady’s waist and gently put it on her shoulder as I snapped the shutter. The scene was gone in an instant. Soon they were lost in a crowd of people.