Kelvin “Shorty” Wallace

Kelvin "Shorty" Wallace photographed by Jim Newberry for the Reader.

A couple weeks ago I drove to Calumet City to photograph Kelvin “Shorty” Wallace for this week’s Reader cover story. We shot pictures at the recovery house where Kelvin is staying and at his nearby bus stop. One of the things I love about my job is getting the chance to meet people I otherwise would be unlikely to cross paths with. I enjoyed hanging out and chatting with Kelvin for part of an afternoon and getting a small glimpse inside of his life. He’s been through quite a struggle and I wish him luck.