Tag Archives: Michigan

*NOW* OFFERING DETROIT PRINTS

I’m pleased to start offering prints for sale. I’ve had a few people inquire about buying some photos, after doing the book, Enjoy Detroit. I do have a lot of photography from Detroit and so many makes awesome wall art for your house or office. Contact me and we can talk about what you may be looking for, either black & white or color prints and size.

All images are authentic and can be blown up to ANY size. I have not uploaded all my images, so, if you don’t see something in my library, please ask I might have it.

I have a new printer contact that will print BIG images, panoramic sizes up to 40.75″x72″. They also offer different photo finishes and for extra costs will do canvas mounted prints.

Which one do you want?? Browse through my FLICKR PHOTOS, pick out an image to print or ask me about something you are looking for.

PHOTO OF THE DAY / THE SKY IS THE LIMIT

Big talk about Chrysler’s commercial during the super bowl. This advertisement literally came out of nowhere. The cinematography in the commercial is very well done, which leads me to this post for photo Friday. I took this photo right at sunset with the sun reflecting off the Ren Cen building. This picture kinda reminded me of one of the shots in the commercial because of the location. Without re-hashing all the comments and views over the commercial I think my friend Josh said it best in his blog READ HERE

ENJOY DETROIT AT LEOPOLD’S BOOKS

I’m so excited to announce that LEOPOLD’S BOOKS are now carrying a few copies of ENJOY DETROIT in the local book store.

Go check them out!
The Park Shelton, 15 E Kirby St
Detroit, MI, 48202

Thank you to all who bought the book and for your support. All the positive comments have been so overwhelming, I am so glad I’ve had the opportunity to create conversation about the city and inspire.

PHOTO FRIDAY / SKATING PARTY

Today marks the first blog post of the year! I’m excited to share this post because its one of many highlights during the break. We met some friends downtown at Detroit’s Campus Martius park. During the winter Campus Martius turns into a winter fest with lights and an ice skating rink bigger than NYC’s center rink. I LOVE skating downtown and seeing the lights during the holiday season.

I can’t wait to share some upcoming blog posts, there is a lot of new plans in the making for the new year!

LISA’S HOPE FUNDRAISER / Thanks to all!!

First a BIG Thanks to everyone who came out and supported Lisa’s Hope. Everyone worked so hard and it was such a great day.

I was so glad to be a part of the benefit. I LOVED seeing the friends and family that showed up, so awesome!
Personal shout out to my family/friends that came out. Good to see everyone.
Thanks for the support!!

I know Lisa appreciates it. Get well soon Lisa!!

PHOTO FRIDAY / THEATRE BIZARRE

The blog is trying to get into season. Today’s photo Friday goes to Theatre Bizarre, Its one of the biggest Halloween-style carnival shows. If you are going, I’m sure you will have a blast, its tomorrow in Detroit and I believe costumes are mandatory. Its a huge underground Halloween party that takes places in a stretch of backyards. Everyone that makes this event happen are volunteers, local artists that want to be a part of the event every year. Most of the props stay up all year in the residence’s backyard, like the main stage.

They have a ton of events going on all night, performances and sideshows on the main stage. The event runs from dusk ’til dawn.

THEATRE BIZARRE-The greatest masquerade on earth

ENJOY DETROIT!

I can’t believe its done, where did the time go!?! I worked on it for 10 months now we get to enjoy it. haha Really I have to thank Jeremy for putting up with my craziness. Some of the photos that I shot where not in the greatest areas to be in, kinda drove him nervous when I told him what I was doing.

I love this house and I remember it so well. I have a ton of memories here for being so young. One of the most visual memories I have is watching the Detroit fire works out the back door, being able to see them through trees and the Ambassador bridge. Another great memory is playing a lot in the backyard, yes back then it was a little safer to play in the back yard.

I think the biggest accomplish with this book is getting the chance to make people a little more aware of the current state of the city. I wanted to see as much as I could and photograph ALL I could. There are good parts and bad parts just like any city. There is so much focus on Detroit right now and the truth; most of the city has been corrupt for a very long time. It didn’t happen over night.

Really I was amazed every time we went down there with the BIZARRE stuff seen or heard. The things that go on throughout the city. I would say its defiantly unique.

I love the history of the city and it took me a long time to grow into it. I guess thats part of growing up. ha! Im very thankful that I got to do this project, I also have to thank Erin for being able to get out there with me and photograph.

Please check out the book preview and the new website ENJOY DETROIT. Its a great photo book to have on your desk or coffee table. Its more than 50 pages in color, some of the places include the Michigan Central Train Station, Packard Plant, Downtown, and Heidelberg Project. Now available for ordering.

By Misty Marcum