Chicago’s Real-Life ‘Nightcrawler’
Posted on November 14, 2014
Friend of the site, SpotNews, is the subject of an excellent write-up over at the Daily Beast:
“While Jake Gyllenhall’s character in Nightcrawler rides the line between reporting and crime, a Chicago photographer takes his work to the next level, sometimes angering friends and family of the victims he finds. Chicago’s foremost crime reporter is a ghost. A nameless, faceless entity known to his followers as Spot News, the handle of his Twitter and Instagram accounts. At crime scenes in Chicago over a busy Fourth of July weekend, several people asked if I was him. “I’m a big fan,” one woman told me.”
As they say, read the whole thing and if you’re not already be sure to follow SpotNews on Twitter and Instagram. While you’re at it, be sure to follow @Chicago_Scanner, @PeterNickeas, @EricTendian and @chrissmith for all your crime, murder and mayhem stupidity.