It has been a while since I shared a photo. I have been busy with school and not able to get down to the city. I miss being able to get down there.
Here’s a pic I took the other day of my son. He loves airplanes. Each time one flies over he makes sure to point it out and often yells “hello airplane”. He wanted to show his airplane to the one flying overhead and I was able to snap this picture.
This is Chris. We spoke today in Detroit. Chris is unemployed and lost his wife, Barbara, to breast cancer last year. They were married for 20 years.
Chris currently lives in Dearborn and was in Detroit to see his current girlfriend, Dawn, who is battling breast cancer as well.
When I asked Chris what kept him going he said “coffee.”
This is Ali. We met last Sunday while I was down in the city. Ali is a Vietnam war vet and has the scars to show it.
If you are in Detroit or Pontiac (his hometown) say hello to him. He was very outgoing and had a tremendous smile.
The city of Detroit gets a bad rap. We know what the media portrays us as, but we also know what we have and how lucky we are to live here.
You won’t hear about things like our ice skating rink or our Christmas tree in the heart of downtown from the national media because it doesn’t fit their stereotype of us. You won’t hear about how safe it is in this area of town either, but it is.
I took this picture on a Saturday night at around midnight. There were people all over and everyone was having a great time. There were no faces without smiles on them.
Sure Detroit has its problems and we won’t deny that we do, but so does every city. There comes a time when it’s important to tell the whole story and not just the one that fits the viewpoint you create for yourself while sitting in some office in New York or LA.
Detroit has so much to offer. Come see for yourself. We will welcome you with open arms and we promise you will love it.
A very special thanks to Nick that works down at the ice skating ring near Compuware for cleaning up the ice to help with the reflection of the tree. It was great meeting you and it’s time for you to pick up the camera again and get back at it.
Took this on top of a parking garage just off of Woodward near the Compuware building.
Figured I would share my biggest fail as a photographer yet. I took the above pictures last night. I sat in a field for 3 hours (from 11pm-2am) and took 102 pictures at 30 second exposure and then stacked them today using some software available on the web.
Apparently I was pretty out of focus because the big ass white streak is a star that clearly wasn’t in focus. It was the brightest star in the sky, but was not nearly this big.
I also have no clue as to why all of the stars in the sky are different colors (I am thinking white balance).
It’s time to go back to the drawing board and figure out what in the hell I did wrong, but this goes down as my biggest fail to date.
Spent a little time at Eastern Market this weekend. If you haven’t been, it’s a must for anyone from Detroit.
One of the most incredible buildings you will ever see.
I took this yesterday and wasn’t even going to process it, but a buddy of mine asked me last night to take some pictures of railroad stuff for his office. It’s weird how life works sometimes.
I need to take some more pictures for him with a train theme. Does anyone have any cool places in Detroit that they are will to share that will fit this theme?