An on-the-rise street photographer with a unique perspective of Chicago, Kevin Baum was born in the city’s Northwest Suburb of Wheeling in 1979. A creative, and an avid writer and movie watcher, he was first introduced to photography in high school by way of an “Intro to Photography” class. He didn’t care much for the craft during this period. The film development process was too slow; a pinhole camera too primitive. It wasn’t until the winter of 2017-2018 that he fell for the art and began to take it seriously.
Primarily shooting digital and at last dipping a toe into film, the self-taught, born-again photographer embarks upon his first projects. His style is defined by the progressiveness of his tastes, his eye for detail, light, and composition, and his compassion for the city and its people.