Barry Butler’s arresting visual love poems capture a shimmering metropolis flexing its muscles in its best light. (You will find five of his striking photographs in this feature.) Butler started shooting Chicago’s skyline and cityscapes as practice for trips to Europe and out west. People responded so well to his social media posts that he was able to turn it into a full-time career. “They probably love Chicago as much as I do,” he says.

More of Butler’s photos of Chicago