World Champions by Michael Durr

Someday has finally arrived. The Chicago Cubs are the World Series Champions. Throughout my life, I have gone through ups and downs with the sport of baseball. I played t-ball as a young kid and continued playing for a while after that. However, growing up in the era of Michael Jordan, basketball quickly stole my attention. I played basketball in grade school and into high school. In respect to baseball, I guess I have always been somewhat of a bandwagon fan. I remember the days of Andre Dawson and Ryan Sandberg. I remember shifting my attention to the White Sox during the years of the Big Hurt and then shifted back to follow the Sammy Sosa and Mark McGuire home run race. I also remember being in college when the infamous Bartman game happened. There was an outdoor watch party down the street and I remember on my way home a door came flying off a balcony. It was in that moment I realized that a Cubs World Series would be absolutely insane.

After 108 years of waiting.

It didn't disappoint.

This is the year.


Ami and JM by Michael Durr

It was an absolutely incredible day for a wedding in Chicago. The location at 190 S Lasalle was incredibly elegant and a lot of fun to shoot in. It's not every day you can photography a couple in front of a window with the setting sun and Sears Tower in the background. Ami and JM are a perfect match. It was an honor to capture their special day and I wish them health and happiness in the future.

Ronnie and Stephanie by Michael Durr

I am so happy for Ronnie and Stephanie. It was an absolutely amazing day to venture around the north side of Chicago. We stopped by some of their favorite spots and even had time for a wardrobe change. I'm looking forward to the winter wedding.

Go Cubs!

Adler REEL Science by Michael Durr

Adler REEL Science Film Series presents Back to the Future

A very special thanks to Tom and Rich.

Nik Wallenda by Michael Durr

It's a bird it's a plane no it's Nik Wallenda. In the time I have lived in the city I have seen some awesome stuff. I have seen the Sears tower get hit by lightning (several times), I have seen countless fire in the sky sunrises and sunsets, I have seen cars blown up for Hollywood movies, attack helicopters run training missions, corners and blocks turned into giant movie sets, I have seen Michael Bay direct Mark Wahlberg, but I never thought I would see a man walk across the Chicago river 600 feet in the air on a wire.

Nik Wallenda stepped out onto a wire from Marina City Tower to the Leo Burnett building at a record setting 19 degree incline. It's something you would expect to see in a Mission Impossible movie. Although if it was I am sure Tom Cruise would have been running across without that cumbersome poll. That's the beauty of Hollywood magic, but this was real life.

Skyscraper Live was broadcast live around the world. Myself and tens of thousands of people watched in person on the ground while others crowded onto Marina City balconies and in downtown office buildings for watch parties.

In his interviews following the stunt, Nik really seems like a great guy. A family man carrying on the legacy of this unique skill. Congrats Nik! Chicago was happy to have you.