I'm @brandonexplores and I'm #TakingOverChooseChicago's Instagram this week. "April showers bring May flowers."As spring arrives here in Chicago, we will start to see a lot of storms roll through the area. Sometimes when you're lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time you can catch them in their full force! Follow along this week as I share some of my favorite Chicago photos and adventures! #mychicagopix #chicago #ChicagoEpic
Each week, we feature one Instagram photographer who will get to feature their photos and videos on Choose Chicago's Instagram account all week long, part of our new #TakingOverChooseChicago series. This week, we chose Brandon Sharpe. Enjoy!
I’m @brandonexplores and I’m #takingOverChooseChicago's Instagram this week. One thing I love the most about #Chicago, is its rich history in the arts. This city has no shortage of museums and amazing sights to feast your eyes upon, on any given day. Everything from starring beyond the stars at The Adler Planetarium (@adlerplanet) to swimming with the jellies at The Shedd Aquarium (@shedd_aquarium), when you are in Chicago you're bound to experience some things that are trully out of this world. #mychicagopix
I’m @brandonexplores and I’m #takingOverChooseChicago's Instagram this week. I am in love with #Chicago’s architecture. The way it glistens at dusk. How it always manages to catch my attention no matter what time of day it is. Like most Chicagoans, I feel I have a personal relationship with this city, and at times it speaks to me in ways that I can’t even begin to describe. Unique only to me and my experiences here, I like to think that my emotions, my struggles and my accomplishments show through my photographs of Chicago in all of its many seasons. On this particular evening it was cold, and I was moving past some things in my life. The city was right there keeping me on my toes the whole entire way. Giving me every reason to get out there and do more, every day. #mychicagopix
I’m @brandonexplores and I’m #takingOverChooseChicago's Instagram this week. No trip to #Chicago is truly complete, until you take a helicopter tour over the city. Always one of the most exhilarating experiences here in Chicago, you can’t go wrong with booking a skyline tour amongst the clouds and soaring tops of some of Chicago’s finest and most notable buildings. If you can manage it, try and grab a flight at dusk to truly experience the full power of the Chicago Skyline from 3,000 feet above the city. I assure you it’s and experience that you will never forget. #mychicagopix
I’m @brandonexplores and I’m #takingOverChooseChicago's Instagram this week. I have always considered #Chicago as “My Playground” in many ways. It provides me a place to express my creativity through its unique views, and towering buildings. It never fails to deliver on that promise, by always providing something new, and always giving me a reason to get out there and create and explore more. Every new view of the city granted, gives a whole new perspective on what it means to live in one of the greatest cities on earth. #mychicagopix
I’m @brandonexplores and I’m #takingOverChooseChicago's Instagram this week. Chicago isn’t just known for its amazing skyline, it also has quite the variety of neighborhoods spread through out its vast area, better know as “Chicagoland” . Each neighborhood in the city holds its own personality and culture, and to match that culture its history runs deep giving you an almost throw back kind of effect when you find your self wondering in its streets. Fall here is without a doubt one of the most beautiful times in the city (one of my personal favorites), and it compliments all that rich culture and history of each neighbor nicely. If you find yourself in Chicago in the fall, do yourself a favor and take a long walk one afternoon in some of the neighborhoods that surround this city, you won’t regret it. #mychicagopix #chicago
I’m @brandonexplores and I’m #takingOverChooseChicago's Instagram this week. Building a new #Chicago. This city is constantly growing, it lives and breathes just like a human organism, and requires its own type of nourishment. In the time that I have had the privilege of living in this city, I have watched its skyline change before my eyes. Luckily through some of my photography work, I have had the privilege of certain types of access that help create and provide a unique vantage on our beautiful city. On this day I had the opportunity to get on top of a crane 60 stories up, to attempt to document some of the extremes workers can go through while building some of our favorite high rise buildings downtown. As we walked out onto the arm of the crane I was told to take a look down if I dare. I pointed my camera down and managed to squeeze my camera through a couple of the steel bars and snapped this shot. It was a totally surreal experience to feel as if I was floating above the city streets below. #mychicagopix
I’m @brandonexplores and I’m #takingOverChooseChicago's Instagram this week. #Chicago at night. Theres something magical about this city when it lights up at night. The glow and ambiance it produces always results in stunning cityscape photos. Being able to watch as the trains weave in and out of the buildings is enough to entertain the senses, and stimulate the brain, and it really shows off how active this city is, even after the sun goes down. I have had some of my most memorable moments in this city while out roaming the city lights of Chicago. #mychicagopix
I’m @brandonexplores and I’m #TakingOverChooseChicago's Instagram this week. Never a lack of views in #Chicago I love that everyday I have the option to jump on my bike and ride down Lakeshore Drive if I so choose. With this city becoming one of the most bike friendly cities in the country, the accessibility and convince of bike paths in the city, can lead you to some truly magical places. #mychicagopix
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