After two years of hard work, Wheaton amateur photographer Max Wilson has completed his opus, an ode to Chicago after dark called “Windy City Nights,” which can be seen above, NBC Chicago reports.
According to the station, the epic six-minute time-lapse took four to six hours of work for every few seconds of video—not to mention commuters, set-ups, edits, and dealing with challenges, like getting denied access or kicked out of places, or the time police pulled a gun on him near Trump Tower, mistaking him for a burglar.
"There were a lot of challenges, but I stuck with my goal because I had this vision of what it might look like when it all came together, “ Wilson told the station. “Chicago at night—the light, the lake, the river, the boats, the cars, the traffic, the architecture—it's just really incredible.”
Watch “Windy City Nights” above or here on Vimeo.