The Green Streaks Through Chicago – Metra Transit

December 24, 2012
December 24, 2012 Travis Dewitz

Anyone that lives in Chicago is familiar to the green streaks that travel throughout the city. The streaks curve through the back sides of buildings across streets and out to the suburbs carrying passenger to and from the heart of downtown Chicago. The green streaks are from the green glow of the interior lights of the Metra passenger cars as it is filtered through the windows. The Metra system comprises of 239 stations, 11 lines, and 495 miles. The two main downtown Chicago stations are Union Station and the Ogilvie Transportation Center Station. The other two Chicago stations are the LaSalle Street Station Station and the Millennium Station. Metra passenger trains carry over 300,000 passengers daily all around the Chicago metro area and into Wisconsin.

 

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Travis Dewitz

I. Love. Photography. I love it. It lightens my heart, fills my soul, and allows me to capture life the way that I see it. I constantly yearn to show life in a way that hasn’t been seen before, to bring images to people in a fresh and innovative way. My favorite focus in photography, my specialty I guess you would say, is Railroad Photography & Art. Something about the rumbling of these great, big, beautiful machines. The way they shake the earth beneath you as they rumble by, how they invade your chest and you can feel the rumble inside you. The plumes of heat on a hot day represented in a heat wave. Snaking through a western valley, void of trees or any other distracting element. Just the train, by itself, in it’s own inexplicable beauty and power. From the time I was a child, they have captured my imagination. I’ve recently gotten into portraiture a bit, and I want to bring some of my experiences with trains to that arena. To capture the power of a person, the sadness, loneliness, omniscience, pride, love, & carefree spirit in a way that hasn’t been done before. I want people to look at themselves in a photograph I have taken, and see a side of themselves that they think no one else has ever seen. Dewitz Photography is all about capturing a moment in a way that has never been seen before, capturing a beauty that some never knew was even there.

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