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Chicago Snow Globe by Michael Durr

It was a lot of fun to get out an shoot photos in a snowy Chicago. I was looking forward to a day like this all winter. I hopped on my bike and took a slow ride along the Chicago River all the way down to Lake Michigan and then came back through Millennium Park. I even met a couple of cool people along my snowy adventure. One guy was even doing some cross country skiing on the lake front path. I always go through a photography slump at this time of year and this really helped inspire me. Enjoy the photos.

Transformers 4 by Michael Durr

Transformers 4 was filming on Lasalle St in downtown Chicago on September, 7 2013. The photos below were taken during pick-ups after the main pyro scene. Michael Bay (in white) directs Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, and Jack Reynor, who seem to be exiting a crashed flying vehicle of some sort. I managed to get a decent vantage point, but I wish I could have gotten closer. Of course security had everything locked down pretty good. I am not sure who the actor is that Whalberg is grabbing by the neck. I am sure I will have more shots in the next month. I still need a shot of Optimus!

My Neighborhood by Michael Durr

My first week living in Chicago was pretty amazing and these shots give a glimpse at just how amazing it was. All these photos were taken within a one block radius of my front door. It's still sinking in. Enjoy.