Navy Pier Aerial View
Location: Second Floor, Reference Study
Chicago native Bruce Heinrich began his involvement with
photography at age fourteen and has worked in the field
ever since. He also collects old photographs documenting
beautiful Chicago. His color aerial view of Navy Pier captures
the hustle and bustle and beauty of Chicago's lakefront.
The Ferris wheel reaches skyward as crowds gather to enjoy
a bright summer day. Tour boats pass by, while out on Lake
Michigan, sailboats dot the horizon. The photo was taken
from a helicopter as Heinrich dangled out an open door
secured by a large seat belt with the buckle taped shut!
He used a medium-large format camera and high-speed film.