Metropolitan Correctional Center / by Adrian Galli

 MCC

MCC

It is a building that is oddly compelling given its function within Chicago. I have aspired to photograph the Metropolitan Correctional Center for some time and it hasn't been easy. What is in my mind for how to capture its design would require me to acquire permits and that, as it is a government building, sounds challenging.

Having gone out to photograph an entirely different subject, I decided to walk down to the MCC for a brief scout. I had no intentions of finding a shot I wanted but the light, like Shadow and Light (Art Deco Mountain) was just was what I needed to see.

It is funny how you go out, perhaps only partially successfully, to shoot one thing and end up finding something entirely different to photograph.