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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Phineas X. Jones is a photographer and web designer in Chicago. He specializes in photocollages -- of cemetaries, the beach, Wrigley Field, the Art Institute. The photos in this essay are available on his site, No Commercial Potential, as prints, in a new 2005 wall calendar or as postcards.

The photos below link to much larger versions which open in a new browser window (close that window to come back to this page), which may be a little slow to load if you're lacking bandwidth but are glorious in their detail.

Batting Practice

Belmont L Stop

Crown Fountain

Foster Beach

State of Illinois Interior


Graceland Snow

La Creperie

North Ave. Beach



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All photos are © Phineas X. Jones.

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