3,000 Feet Above Chicago.
Chicago, Illinois • Elevation: 3,000 Feet
4 years ago I moved from S.C. to Chicago, at the age of 25. It was by far the biggest change of my life. This move not only provided me opportunities to experience its ever changing skyline, but to also experience the change in myself and to discover a passion I always knew was there but never explored fully. The city of Chicago, with its beautiful architecture helped spark a passion that has placed me in some of the most unique situations, with some of the most unique views I have ever seen.
With that said a majority of my day to day now consist of me wondering the city in hopes of finding that perfect shot at that perfect moment. Scaling buildings and climbing to the tops of buildings has satiated that desire and had for a long time but I had often thought what will be my next big goal to reach in my photography of the architectural wonders of the city of Chicago.
I had often thought about the possibility of going up in a helicopter and was sure that it would yield great results but just didn’t have the pocket money to take on a adventure of the sort. Helicopter rides are not necessarily a cheap thing so that was the issue at hand.
Much to my surprise during one of my more recent trips to Washington State I was relaxing at my aunts cabin in the woods cruising the net trying to plan my next big day out and happened to find my photo being used in a promotional spot on Facebook with out my permission.
At first I thought that the Facebook feed was just messing up, but after a quick restart I headed back and sure enough there it was. It was promoting a helicopter company in the city. I sent a message through Facebook asking about the use of the photo and luckily they were very apologetic and assured me that they had no idea that the photo was lifted and in return wanted to take me up in the helicopter.