Our mission is to preserve & educate… by any means necessary.
The [jonrevProjects] are a combination of photography, research and written musings that dissect – and sometimes eulogize – places of your memories, oft-overlooked, or forgotten by time. We’ll get into any kind of trouble as long as there’s a way in, but heavily emphasize abandoned buildings, dead malls and retail history in the Chicago area and beyond.
After years of using Flickr as means of presentation, this blog – a dumping ground for my demented history lessons and other creative nonsense – was launched in late 2014. I don’t write clickbait.
Print inquiries or general questions/comments: please use the website’s Contact form. All prints are produced on a 1/1 basis, assembled, and sold first-hand directly from the artist.
jonrev has his reasons to thank and/or credit the following individuals and groups:
Richard Nickel; Robert Ballard; Brian & Jack at Deadmalls.com; Chuck Janda; Paul McVay; Michael Brown; Nicole Yugovich; Andrew Turnbull; Nicky; Dave Aldrich; Brian Ulrich; Ben Schmitt; Zach Lewis; Jerome Tomlinson; Gerald Cook, Bob Pataky & the Mis-Shifts Car Club; David Motley, William Gardner, Artspace, Inc., Evelyn Larsen-Ford, Eric Marston, Austin Cantu, Valerie Morales, Ann Rubo, Richard Fernandez, the Belvidere Discount Mall and the rest of the city of Waukegan; the Waukegan Historical Society; Gina Schaefer; Charlotte Renehan; the South Suburban Humane Society; Nick Brnot; Neil Harris; Martin Gonzalez; Alexis ???;
Modest; Anthony Ernewein; Nick Morey; Nick Pelant; Neil Harris; Brandon McKitrick; Sal Amadeo and the Dead Malls of Discord family; Joseph Anastasio of the LTV Squad (whom much of this website was patterned after), and everyone who trusted my work wouldn’t suck.