The great city of Chicago through the lens of Mike Schacht (17 HQ photos)

Mike Schacht is one of Chicago’s best photographers and web designers. Check out more of his work at his website.

  • AZbtchs

    The pics are cool, but too artsy for me. Chicago has a lot more to offer than these pictures justify. Visit Chicago, you won't be disappointed.

  • Zorcy

    As someone from Chicago, this does not come close to representing this city

  • Rightclicksaveas

    Gotham City Edition

  • THAT Guy


    Too bad in the middle of all the crap he took pictures of, there weren't any EXTREMELY DRUNK 'tards that usually fill the streets of the most classless city in the country.

    • man man

      Ever been to NY or Philly? Right. Check back with us on that one after you go, if you want to experience 'classless.'

  • Ano

    Overexposed, much?

  • josh

    GREAT city, mediocre photos. They do not capture this amazing city at all. No city compares to Chicago.

  • Erik


    I can see Arnold and Gerald walking down this alley just before the fifth graders come around the corner and stuff them in trash cans.

  • danny

    best city in the world. these pictures kinda suck, dont show anything good…

  • danny
  • mcdice

    how is there not a picture of cloud gate in this post? Chive WTF?!?!?!

  • Aroneous

    #16 & #17 are the best

  • Kelly

    I walk past #5 every single day I'm glad someone else looks up at that and sees something awesome.

  • Jay

    you are all sheltered morons… come to Chicago and you'll realize it's the greatest city in the world. These pictures capture some of the gritty character of the city which is in stark contrast to how beautiful and clean the city really is. Actually please stay sheltered and culture-less where you are. We don't need your closed-mindedness here.

  • Ajman

    Way too much photoshop in use here. Mediocre images all around.

  • Chris

    Eh, not the best photos I have seen… Anyone can walk down lake street (thats the famous green line el), turn a camera 40 degrees and press a button.

  • moeshere Foxdale

    Nasty city….Really is… Not worth spending the money to go…

  • Spider-Bay

    I live in Chicago and see nothing extraordinary about these photos. I mean, yes, they're dreary, but I assume that's what the artist was going for. How about some shots of things other than alleys and the Green Line? How about going to other parts of the city for some images?

  • mith

    #4 I'm a Steel Detailer and this to me is a beautiful thing.

  • V4Vendetta14

    Looks like that funny Cleveland "tourism" video.

  • Dominic

    No water tank! What a shame!

  • Dennis

    I love Chicago, but with just a few exceptions these photos could have come from Detroit.. Where's the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, any harbor with the city in the background, Field Museum, Old Town, etc.

  • Jacque

    Chicago is an AMAZING city, but these pictures don't really show it…

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