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Detroit - Michigan Central Station - Heidelberg - Detroit Industrial Gallery

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Detroit - Michigan Central Station - Heidelberg - Detroit Industrial Gallery

DETROIT - OCTOBER 2014

Last October I took a trip back home and had a chance to stop in Detroit for a few photos.  Detroit is an interesting place.  You can consider it a city on the rebound, a decaying city, a city that has potential or a city with no future.  It all varies from the viewpoint of who you talk to.  Regardless, I hope that my home state's major city continues to move forward in a positive way.  It can be done!

 

If you've never been down to the city, there are talks that the old Michigan Central Station is going to be renovated.  You can read more about it here: LINK.  The building has been in decay for years, nonetheless it is a beautiful structure.  It will be interesting to see if such a historic building can be restored.  

There are also a few photos from The Heidelberg project which is a bit of a reclamation project in its own right.  Think of a very eclectic art exhibit, the twist is the art exhibit is the integrated into the neighborhood itself.  Also on site is the Detroit Industrial Gallery from artist Tim Burke.  You can learn more about the exhibit here.

If you're ever in the Detroit area these areas are definitely worth checking out.   

Now...picture time...I decided to process these in black and white.  Generally when you see photos of the Heidelberg Project, the photos are exhibited in color (it is a very colorful art exhibit, which makes sense)  However, I wanted to take a different approach with these images.  Enjoy.


Fuji X-T1, Fuji 23mm F1.4, Zeiss 12mm F2.8 Touit, Fuji 56mm F1.2


MICHIGAN CENTRAL STATION

HEIDELBERG PROJECT

DETROIT INDUSTRIAL GALLERY



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Go Green!  A trip to East Lansing

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Go Green! A trip to East Lansing

Not a lot of editing here, just a handful of photos from home.  East Lansing and Michigan State University has meant a lot to me.  I could say it's where I discovered who I was, created a handful of lifelong friendships and relationships.  The photos are just simply to document the trip but I can't say enough about the campus in the fall, it's beautiful.  

Val, Karsun and I wish we could be there to see the Spartans take on the Buckeyes, but there will be another time for that.  It was a nice victory over our rivals, the University of Michigan (35-11).  Hopefully in about 6 hours I'll be celebrating another big win over Ohio State!  GO GREEEEEEEEEEENNNN!


all images shot with the Fuji X100s, Fuji X-T1, Fuji 23mm F1.4 and Fuji 56mm F1.2


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san diego - a short essay

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san diego - a short essay

SAN DIEGO

SUN, SAND, BEER, FRIENDS

I am not a professional photographer.  Meaning, I don't make a living taking pictures.  I respect people who choose to do this as a profession as it is not an easy process.   

I bring this point up because people often ask me, 'what do you shoot' when they see you out and about with your camera and man purse.  I generally don't have an answer that resonates with most, as my response is generally, 'I shoot events that occur in my life'.  I believe that most individuals expect a response such as, 'I shoot weddings, I shoot family portraits, I shoot senior photos, I shoot concerts, etc..'  I do these types of jobs from time to time but my passion is to simply document life.   It reflects my photographic style (if I even have one?) I suppose.  I love looking back thru album after album and reliving those moments thru photos and capturing a moment here and there that makes you appreciate the past and look forward to the future.   It's part of the reason why I enjoy my Fuji X system as it is small enough to go where I go and produces high quality images to satisfy the photographer portion. 

With that being said, I'm sharing some photos from a recent trip to San Diego.  I lived there for two years and whenever I go back to visit, I always feel the love.  More recently the San Diego brew scene has exploded, I didn't realize that there were that many breweries.  If you haven't checked out some of the fine establishments down there....you need to.  Ballast Point, Thorn, Monkey Paw and Hess just to name a few.....Thanks to Ryan H. for the invite and to the San Diego crew for the hospitality.  Cheers until next time...

Now a few photos...


images shot with the Fuji X-E2 and Fuji 23mm F1.4 Lens



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                    aasha and aakash - welcome to the world!

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aasha and aakash - welcome to the world!

aasha and aakash


It's funny how things come full circle.  I met Amee and Ankur a few years ago as I had an opportunity to photograph Ankur's birthday celebration.  I had a blast that night and I had a fantastic time taking a lifestyle/documentary perspective of a first day with newborn babies!   It was a great time and enjoyed having an opportunity to grab a few delicate moments with Aasha, Aakash, Ankur and Amee.

Introducing Aasha and Aakash - a beautiful pair of twins!    Cheers and congratulations!


shot with Fuji X-T1, Fuji 23mm F1.4, Fuji 56mm F1.2 and Zeiss 12mm F2.8 Touit


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'Murica

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'Murica


taken with the Fuji X100s - ISO 5000 - F2


can't wait for Thursday go USMNT!


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