John Soss is a Chicagoan/Chicagoer. His spare time over the past decade has mostly been spent scouring the beaches of Chicago, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin in search of a wide variety of manmade and natural things. Whatever he brings home gets distilled into a layout that he documents with a photograph each day. Over time he has experimented with more elaborate designs featuring like-minded objects. These photographs have been exhibited in a Chicago gallery operated by artist Tony Fitzpatrick and his works have been featured in the Chicago Tribune, New City Magazine, WGN Radio and Esthetic Lens Magazine.
"After a couple of thousand beach walks along Lake Michigan, I'm continually amazed at what washes up each day and somewhat distressed knowing that our citizenry treats the lake with such carelessness."
"Lighters & Tiparillo Tips"