Forget Me Not

There's a sense of permanence to the spaces that Leilani Wertens photographs, many of their previous owners were first-time home buyers, who took pride in where they lived. In her exploration of the basements and attics of homes across Chicago and its suburbs, she's discovered interiors that have remained unchanged for decades; here several generations entertained at Tiki bars, wallpapered the ceiling of their bathrooms and selected kitchen design schemes of orange and avocado green.
See more of Leilani's work here.