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One local photographer gets up close and personal with the snow, with stunning results.



Unlike most Chicagoans, when Bill Guerriero awoke to an icy morning with subzero temperatures, he was excited. “To tell you the truth, when I woke up that morning I was really happy because I knew the cold would produce something beautiful for me to photograph,” he says. “The best part is that I didn’t have to go outside to get it.” Guerriero captured this intricate arrangement of crystals forming on a frosty window by shooting through a magnifying glass, a technique he had long desired to experiment with. “We had a long period of bitter cold in Chicago, and I became interested in the ways extreme cold affected the cityscape.”