Springtime in Edgewater

Springtime in Edgewater - Chicago, Illinois 2017 - Nature Photography by Michael Courier

It’s spring! It’s springtime in Edgewater. This time of year is my favorite, and it felt good to walk around making photos.

Spring is my favorite season, and I wanted to make a point of creating a few photographs from the lakefront before it was too late. Besides being relaxing and calming, these images will be a nice addition to my ongoing Foster Beach project.

Springtime in Edgewater - Chicago, Illinois 2017 - Nature Photography by Michael CourierSpringtime in Edgewater - Chicago, Illinois 2017 - Nature Photography by Michael CourierSpringtime in Edgewater - Chicago, Illinois 2017 - Nature Photography by Michael CourierSpringtime in Edgewater - Chicago, Illinois 2017 - Nature Photography by Michael CourierSpringtime in Edgewater - Chicago, Illinois 2017 - Nature Photography by Michael Courier

This is Milo! Sure, it’s obvious he isn’t a tree. But this little guy was too cool not to photograph and share with the world.

Symphony Center with MCP

Symphony Center in Chicago with Manhattan Concert Productions - Performance Photography by Michael Courier

Jubilate Deo by Manhattan Concert Productions performed at the Symphony Center in Chicago.

So far this year, work has been steady—with a variety of awesome projects and beautiful venues. I’ve been busier than anticipated, which means I’ve not been posting my recent work as often as I should.

Earlier this month I photographed my first symphony. I’ve photographed a lot of classical theater and sketch comedy, but this was something special. I was hired by Manhattan Concert Productions to photograph their performance at the Symphony Center. The architecture of the venue is absolutely beautiful and was designed by the famous architect Daniel Burnham.

I’m looking forward to going back and watching a performance, and enjoying the environment without the pressures of work.