Windy City Nights III is a personal timelapse piece and part of a larger overall project called the “Chicago Timelapse Project” which is a continuation of showcasing Chicago and for a love of night time city photography. One of the things I have always wanted to do was to combine some of my favorite and memorable shots from previous projects and mix them with new shots. This is what you get with Windy City Nights III. It’s a culmination of photography work in Chicago at night for the past 5 years. My focus has always been on the city skyline and the architecture of the buildings. I really enjoy night time photography because it lends itself well to the timelapse technique. With all the movement and lights at night, it really is something special. You can really see the pulse of Chicago at night. My traditional style of photography lends itself well to photographing this amazing city. I have tried to stay true to my style over the years even though different timelapse techniques and technology exists these days. Chicago has a lot to offer with it’s unique style and capturing pretty imagery is something I enjoy doing.
Some of the best moments in making these projects is having the ability to touch people on an emotional level. It’s amazing over the years all the messages I have received about how my work has had an emotional impact on them. It’s always a pleasure to know this, things like this, keep us artists going. I want to give a plug to my business partner at Threaded Films, Ross Gerbasi of Chicago. His early timelapse work in Chicago is what inspired me to get started photographing the city at night. Ross is a talented guy and we have collaborated on numerous projects over the past several years together. Also, thanks to all those Chicagoan’s who I have worked with over the years to secure locations for some of these shots. These shots could not have been captured without you all.
The gear I used in making this is motion control equipment from Kessler Crane and I used Canon 5Ds and 1DX2s paired with Canon Cinema Glass.