The Lodge

 

The Masonic Temple, Detroit

The Masonic Temple, Detroit

The Masonic Temple, Detroit

The Masonic Temple, Detroit

The Masonic Temple, Detroit

The Masonic Temple, Detroit

The Masonic Temple, Detroit

The Masonic Temple, Detroit

The Masonic Temple, Detroit

The Masonic Temple, Detroit

Oddity

The Whitney, Detroit

The Whitney, Detroit

The Whitney, Detroit

 

The Whitney, Detroit

The Whitney, Detroit

The Whitney, Detroit

The Whitney, Detroit

The Whitney, Detroit

The Whitney, Detroit

The Whitney

 

 

Inhabited

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Sing Along

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Persistent

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

He Who Dwells

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

The Sunday Crowd

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Spring showed up yesterday. You never know if it’s going to stick around these days, so I decided to get outside with my camera before it started snowing again. As quiet and desolate as these photos may seem, I actually saw more people hanging out downtown than usual. I guess a nice spring day really brings out the crowds.

By the Light of the Fisher

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Known as Detroit’s largest art object, the Fisher Building opened in September of 1928. The Art Deco masterpiece was designed by Albert Kahn and houses a three story lobby with hand-painted barrel vaulted ceilings, elaborate mosaics, and rows of
intricate and stunning chandeliers.

The Guardian

Guardian Building, Detroit, Michigan

Welcome to the Guardian Building, a gem of a skyscraper built in the late 1920s that is stunning no matter how many times you’ve seen it.

Guardian Building, Detroit, Michigan

I’ve always been captivated by the charm of Art Deco and the era when it flourished, so I consider myself lucky to have places like this nearby.

Guardian Building, Detroit, Michigan

Guardian Building, Detroit, Michigan

Guardian Building, Detroit, Michigan

Guardian Building, Detroit, Michigan

Guardian Building, Detroit, Michigan

Guardian Building, Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Beautiful & Familiar

Prague, Czech Republic

Ornate or simple, colorful or plain, places of worship come in all sizes and architectural styles, but one thing they have in common is that sense of peaceful solemnity inside. Wherever I am, whether visiting another state or someplace on the other side of the world, there’s a sense of familiarity when I walk into a church. I feel safe and at home.

Atlixco, Puebla, Mexico

Churches are one of my favorite subjects to photograph not only for their beauty, but also for the way they reveal a connection that crosses borders, cultures, and time.

Detroit, Michigan

Puebla, Mexico

Vysehrad, Prague, Czech Republic

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Maybe Canada Did It

The Ambassador Bridge

My quick trip to over the border this afternoon got me thinking… maybe Canada did it. Living in Detroit my whole life with the Great White North just a twenty minute drive from home, I have always enjoyed visiting our neighbors. Whether it be a long weekend in Toronto or Montreal, or a couple hours spent across the river in Windsor, it’s always a thrill to be in another country (even if the only way to tell I’ve left the States is seeing the signs in English and French – sortie!).

I have been a big fan of many things Canadian for a long time. Hockey, The Tragically Hip, Canadian ketchup and ketchup chips (yes, it’s so delicious they’ve made it a potato chip flavor) are just a few of my Canadian loves. While it’s not exactly culture shock, I have always appreciated the somewhat subtle differences of the Canadian way of life.

So I’ve come to the conclusion that it all started there. Canada triggered my wanderlust, my never ending desire to visit new places and experience new cultures (even if they’re just a hop, skip, and a jump away, eh).