I was in Detroit today.
My dad and I headed into the city to work on a different photo project, but decided to go shoot around the downtown area a bit as well.
I didn't do much street photography today, choosing rather to focus on architectural "cityscape" type shots more.
I'm always forgetting that we have this big city just a little ways from where I live.
It's always so obvious, almost painfully so, that Detroit used to be so vibrant. It still has some of that today, but not nearly as much.
I don't know to what extent Detroit is doing better, or if it even is, but I do feel that I don't appreciate this city nearly enough. I live so close and there's so much going on, but I almost never make it down here. In the next few years I really want to start getting much more into whats going on here in Detroit. It's my home city and while I'm not from the streets, I still want to be a part of what's going on here.
I also have been noticing more and more recently how many talented and driven photographers there are in the Detroit area. I've never dug into the photo culture here, but there appears to be one and I want to investigate that more as well.
All in all, it was a good morning. I got to work on a photo assignment, explore Detroit a little more, and have a nice time with my father.
Oh yeah, and no city visit would be complete without a hotdog from a street cart. Classic 👌
Until next time you guys.
Never stop shooting,