Craig Shimala Strings Together Years of Footage of the Chicago Skyline

By: Corinne Guirgis - Published: May 25, 2011 • References: vimeo and thisiscolossal
Chicago native Craig Shimala is known for paying homage to his magnificent city through his brilliant photography and video editing. This mirror video of the Chicago skyline was shot over several years using time-lapse footage and a mirror filter.

Shimala says, "It's crazy how a simple mirror filter can transform a video into something else." The videos create the optical illusion that the skyline is a floating element and is so entrancing and captivating that you won't be able to take your eyes off of it!

Shimala has shot many other notable time-lapse videos of Chicago including his Lightening Strikes video and road trip from Chicago to Detroit, each of which possess the same level of hypnotizing captivity.