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Chicago Skyline from Miller Beach in Gary, IN

Chicago Skyline from Miller Beach in Gary, IN

  Photo of the Chicago skyline as seen from Miller Beach in Gary, Indiana. View more photos of Chicago.

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Chicago Black and White Photography

Chicago Black and White Photography

Chicago black and white photography taken along the Chicago River in downtown Chicago just in front of the Trump Tower. View more of my Chicago photos.

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Chicago Skyline along the Chicago River in Black and White

Chicago Skyline along the Chicago River in Black and White

A black and white scene taken along the Chicago River in downtown Chicago. This photo was taken in May 2014 facing south just below the Trump Tower. View more of my Chicago photos.

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Homeless in Chicago: The Unnoticed

Homeless in Chicago: The Unnoticed

Every photo tells a story. This is the story about a man struggling with hard times going practically unnoticed on one of downtown Chicago’s busiest commercial districts. I don’t know who this man is or anything about his story, but I’d like to. He was a younger man, caucasian, he didn’t say anything and he[…]

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Aerial photo of Chicago over Chicago River

Aerial photo of Chicago over Chicago River

An aerial photo of downtown Chicago taken at the mouth of the Chicago River looking west over Lake Shore Drive. The Aon Center, Prudential Tower and the Trump Tower are all prominently visible in this photo.

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State Street in Chicago

State Street in Chicago

State Street in downtown Chicago. State Street was long known as the shopping hub of downtown Chicago, with retail giants like Sears, Carson Pirie Scott and many other large department stores dominating the business sector south of the river. Pictured here is the 200 block of South State Street looking south. The Harold Washington Library[…]

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Northern Trust Company on LaSalle in Chicago

Northern Trust Company on LaSalle in Chicago

The Northern Trust Company building on LaSalle Street in Chicago’s financial district.

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Wrigley Field, Home of the Chicago Cubs

Wrigley Field, Home of the Chicago Cubs

Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. Wrigley Field is the second oldest baseball stadium in Major League Baseball, second only to Fenway Park in Boston. Wrigley Field is over 100 years old and has not seen a World Series Championship from the Chicago Cubs in over 100 years as well. View more[…]

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U.S. Cellular Field, Home of the Chicago White Sox

U.S. Cellular Field, Home of the Chicago White Sox

U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball team. U.S. Cellular Field, formerly known as Comiskey Park and New Comiskey Park, was built in the early 1990s to replace the aging ‘old’ Comiskey Park. The stadium was later renamed U.S. Cellular Field after a naming partnership was developed between U.S. Cellular[…]

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Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago

Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago

Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago, looking south. Michigan Avenue is one of the most well known streets in Chicago and is a popular destination for tourists and shoppers. South Michigan Avenue is the home to the Hilton Hotel Towers and Roosevelt University.

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Aerial Photo of downtown Chicago over Chicago River

Aerial Photo of downtown Chicago over Chicago River

Aerial photo of downtown Chicago overlooking the Chicago River in the center of the city. The Chicago River was the site of the beginning of the City of Chicago in the early 1800s when the first settlements were built on the shorelines of the swampy and marshy area that we now know as Chicago.

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Aerial photo of Chicago over Millennium Park

Aerial photo of Chicago over Millennium Park

  An aerial view of Chicago taken over Millennium Park, featuring the Willis Tower (left), the Aon Center (right), and Trump Tower (far right in the clouds).

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Aerial photo of Chicago’s North Loop

Aerial photo of Chicago’s North Loop

Aerial photograph of downtown Chicago and the north Loop district with the John Hancock Center featured. This photo faces east overlooking the Chicago skyline with Lake Michigan as the backdrop.

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Chicago Railroad Tracks Metra South Shore

Chicago Railroad Tracks Metra South Shore

The passenger railroad lines that run the Metra and South Shore trains running into downtown Chicago from the city’s south side. The South Shore railroad takes passengers along the southern shore of Lake Michigan into Indiana all the way to South Bend. The Metra line takes passengers to the south suburbs including Homewood, University Park,[…]

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Aerial photo of Chicago with John Hancock Center

Aerial photo of Chicago with John Hancock Center

Aerial photo of downtown Chicago featuring the John Hancock Center prominently dominating the skyline on the north side of the city while being partially obscured by clouds. View more photos of Chicago, both aerial and from the ground.

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Italian Village Restaurant in downtown Chicago

Italian Village Restaurant in downtown Chicago

The Italian Village Restaurant in downtown Chicago claims to be the oldest and longest running Italian restaurant in the City of Chicago. Located in the south loop, this is a popular and well liked restaurant among native Chicagoans.

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Historic Berghoff Restaurant in downtown Chicago

Historic Berghoff Restaurant in downtown Chicago

The historic Berghoff Restaurant in downtown Chicago. The Berghoff is a staple in Chicago and has been around for decades.

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Aerial photo of downtown Chicago over State Street

Aerial photo of downtown Chicago over State Street

Aerial photo of downtown Chicago over State Street overlooking Harrison from the south and looking north towards the Harold Washington Library, Robert Morris University in Chicago, DePaul University, the Chicago Theater and much more.

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Aerial photo of downtown Chicago near Willis Tower

Aerial photo of downtown Chicago near Willis Tower

Aerial photo of downtown Chicago near the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) facing northeast towards the Aon Center, Trump Tower and the John Hancock Building. The low clouds make for a dramatic effect, obscuring the tops of some of the tallest buildings in the United States. View the black and white version[…]

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Chicago Spring Photos along Michigan Ave

Chicago Spring Photos along Michigan Ave

Downtown Chicago in the spring along Michigan Ave. This photo is taken near Congress and Michigan Ave facing north. The historic Congress Hotel sign can be seen along Michigan Ave as well as the distinctive red CNA building. View more photos of Chicago including spring photos and photos in Millennium Park.

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Chicago Spring Tulips in Millennium Park

Chicago Spring Tulips in Millennium Park

A beautiful spring day in Chicago featuring purple and yellow tulips growing in Millennium Park near the Prudential Building and the Aon Center on downtown Chicago. Millennium Park is full of various gardens, including many gardens with edible vegetation and lettuces which are maintained by various organizations. View more of my Chicago photos taken over[…]

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Chicago’s Financial District – The LaSalle Canyon

Chicago’s Financial District – The LaSalle Canyon

The financial district in downtown Chicago on LaSalle Street. This area is known as LaSalle Canyon because of it’s very tall buildings that line this not-too-wide street in the west loop. The Chicago Board of Trade Building dominates the view and is the centerpiece to what is known as the LaSalle Canyon. Many scenes for[…]

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Funny Sears Tower Meme Chicago

Funny Sears Tower Meme Chicago

Like most others I know, I love memes. Whether they are in the traditional sense, in the form of eCards, or anything else, so occasionally I like to take photos of mine and make my own funny memes. If you are like most Chicagoans, it irks you to hear the name Willis Tower. To some[…]

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Chicago skyline at sunset near Buckingham Fountain

Chicago skyline at sunset near Buckingham Fountain

The Chicago skyline at sunset in Grant Park near the Buckingham Fountain. The Buckingham Fountain is a popular Chicago landmark, particularly in the summer time. Many festivals, concerts and cultural events are held around or near the fountain every year, including the Taste of Chicago, the Chicago Jazz Festival, Lollapalooza, and many more. Check out[…]

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Chicago’s Prudential Building and Aon Center

Chicago’s Prudential Building and Aon Center

This photo was taken from a high rise in downtown Chicago and features the Prudential Building, Prudential Two Tower and Aon Center near Millennium Park. This photo was taken in the summer of 2009 and overlooks the northwest corner of the park. Nearby attractions include the Cloud Gate sculpture (a.k.a. ‘The Bean’), Chicago River, and[…]

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Chicago Skyline after Sunset over Lake Michigan

Chicago Skyline after Sunset over Lake Michigan

The Chicago skyline as seen from the Adler Planetarium across Lake Michigan. Chicago has one of the most picturesque skylines in the United States and is recognized across the world. View more of my Chicago photos! Licensing and Copyright Information Printing this photo for public use or display without prior written consent is strictly prohibited.[…]

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Black / White Aerial Photo of Chicago, North Loop

Black / White Aerial Photo of Chicago, North Loop

This black and white aerial photo of Chicago was taken in August 2011 and depicts the city’s River North and Streeterville neighborhoods with Lake Michigan prominently in the background. Low clouds make for a stunningly interesting photo of the city as the helicopter flies above the north branch of the Chicago River. Check out this[…]

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Aerial photo of Lake Point Tower, Lake Shore Drive in Chicago

Aerial photo of Lake Point Tower, Lake Shore Drive in Chicago

Lake Point Tower (front left) is a residential building located just east of Lake Shore Drive and north of the Chicago River in downtown Chicago. The building is the only residential building that is located on the east side of Lake Shore Drive. Opened in 1968, Lake Point Tower has been home to several celebrities[…]

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Aerial Chicago Photography and Helicopter Photos

Aerial Chicago Photography and Helicopter Photos

Aerial photographs of downtown Chicago, taken in August 2011. These photos were taken from a helicopter through Sun Aero Helicopters of Lansing, IL. While on this photo shoot I also took aerial video of Chicago just before I started taking photos. Featured in the above photo is the John Hancock building with Lake Michigan as[…]

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Marina Towers Overlooking a Green Chicago River

Marina Towers Overlooking a Green Chicago River

The Marina Towers in Chicago overlook a dyed green Chicago River, a Chicago tradition around St. Patrick’s Day. The Marina Towers are a residential set of twin towers located along the northern edge of the Chicago River just off of State Street in downtown Chicago. The Marina Towers are distinct looking and are easily recognizable[…]

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2012 Chicago Auto Show featuring 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

2012 Chicago Auto Show featuring 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

The 2012 Chicago Auto Show went into full gear as it opened to the public on Friday, February 10, 2012. In this photo, Hyundai is featuring with their all new 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT model, which replaces the Elantra Touring. The Chicago Auto Show has been a fixture in the Chicago area since it began[…]

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Sun Aero Helicopters Chicago Aerial Photography Tour (Video)

Sun Aero Helicopters Chicago Aerial Photography Tour (Video)

In August 2011, Rose and I took a helicopter tour of Chicago through Sun Aero Helicopters in Lansing, IL. From Lansing, our flight flew directly north to the lakefront at around 95th St. We flew over the lakefront and past the Museum of Science and Industry and further north past the University of Chicago campus.[…]

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