New portrait for Housing Works

I recently shot the Pride Parade for the incredible non-profit in NYC, Housing Works, which assists people living with HIV.  Here is the first use of those images, a nice portrait for a profile piece.  Eric Bartley, below, has a great story, check it out.  

Bikers of Detroit

One night while photographing the area around Palmer Park for another story I spotted a huge gathering of motorcyclists congregating in a bowling alley off of Woodward. It was a weird amalgamation of bicyclists, hip-hop chicks, video productions and bad ass bikers. Lots of burning rubber, big booties and attitude. Hung out a bit. Listen…

Detroit’s Palmer Park: Where ghosts of past and present collide

Sven Gustafason and I did a story for HOUR Magazine on one of the largest and most historical public parks in Detroit and its current iteration and  rebirth.  Here is a post with more photos and an updated and more in-depth version of  Sven’s story. Sven Gustafason To me, there might be no better microcosm for the Detroit experience…

Winter walk in Waters, Michigan.

Now that summer has arrived and we are at a nice, comfortable remove from winters chilly embrace, its seems to be a good time to reflect on its beauty. I shot these images last winter over New Years weekend.  Our family cabin, in Waters, Michigan, about 3.5 hours North of Detroit, is a nice A-Frame…

Rapper Sean Forbes, for HOUR Detroit Magazine.

  I recently had an assignment from HOUR Detroit Magazine to photograph an up and coming rapper from Detroit while he performed a concert here in NYC.  The rapper, who is represented by the same management team as Eminem, is 100% deaf.  He grew up in a family of musicians in Detroit and has carved…

Finally, “Ruin Porn” with a happy ending.

Last April, I was in Detroit for some varied work.  During one assignment profiling a huge city park there (possibly designed by Frederick Olmstead) for HOUR magazine,  I met Kathy Makino, a woman who is single-handily helping to bring about a housing renewal in Palmer Park.  Her company, Shelborne Development, with the help of some federal…