In an effort to bring attention to some lesser known buildings, I thought I’d pay a visit to the Detroit Medical Center this week.  DMC is an award-wining hospital system in Midtown occupying a cluster of buildings from a plethora of eras.  I was pleasantly surprised to discover a couple Brutal-esque buildings, giving me hope that there […]

Chaldean Town

The neighborhood of Chaldean Town is bordered by Woodward, I-75, McNichols and 7 Mile, and through the 1970s was a thriving community for Chaldean immigrants.  Save for a few surviving streets, it is now a largely vacant swath of land peppered with burned out homes.                     […]

Jefferson Chalmers

In the southeast corner of Detroit, you’ll find the neighborhood of Jefferson Chalmers.  It resides on the National Register of Historic Places, and was named a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2016.  The area contains a number of significant buildings dating back to the 1920s and was once a thriving […]

Shifting Focus

The images below are the start of something new, a new project in which I attempt to document a broader spectrum of Detroit than I have over the last two years.  I’ve previously focused solely on notable architecture, mostly of the Modern motif.  The reality of the city is much bigger than that and it deserves […]

Return to Reynolds

  I have a habit of returning to certain buildings over and over, whether it is to photograph it in a different light or season, or perhaps from a new perspective.  However, I make a point to keep tabs on Minoru Yamasaki’s Reynolds Metals building simply because I fear for its future.  Built in 1959, […]