Monday, November 28, 2011


this particular version, looking north on woodward from the broderick tower, is probably my favorite. while the view from this window, and the many others, will still be possible for years to come... the added bonus of the old window frame, the peeling paint, and the crooked blinds, is a thing of the past...
i suppose the new tenant could always let their place go to shit? or someone could add the finishing touches in photoshop? but that would just be foolish! now wouldn't it? there's also a window shot looking south, that has been a "classic" for quite some time, i have that one somewhere, but i've never really cared for it, i prefer this view, looking north, from a few floors up... but that's just me, and i'm classy like that.

i have always loved this composition

i'm speaking of the shot looking north on woodward, from the no longer abandoned broderick tower. pretty much every time i was inside the broderick, i took this photograph, and pretty much every time, i fucked it up...

Friday, November 25, 2011

this is the last of

the older images that i was working on...
i found some more older stuff when i was backing up to a new hard drive, so...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

TB hospital

this is from a trip we took last year. i never got around to this image because it needed some serious work... as you can see, i got around to it.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

this is another image that needed some fixing

this was a great day, and an exciting place!
if you're looking for more of a story, then... i guess i'm sorry.

Monday, November 21, 2011

i am blogging

i am also copying files over to another storage drive... listening to music while the data transfers.
during my last few days off from posting, i worked on a few old files that i've never really been happy with. today i've decided to upload this one:

still, not 100% satisfied with the lighting, or the composition...
this was as good as we could do, with the knowledge that we had, inside of roughly a 10,000 sq ft room, in a pitch black flooded basement, in detroit...


this shot is no longer possible, so it's gonna have to work, for all of us...

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

this is what it looks like up close.

i have one more post that is scheduled for the end of the year
aside from that
i'm taking a break

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

i decided to rework this image

there were a couple of things about the original that i wanted to fix. this wheelchair was one of only a few that we saw, on our entire trip... and since i originally really liked this composition, and lighting... i decided to revisit the edit.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

this seemed like the kind of place where

some poor dumb bastard with a camera
ends up getting jacked
and stabbed by a crack head
with a screw driver
in the neck (mind you)
and then... the aforementioned dumb bastard
slowly bleeds out
while the other crack heads
and the heroin addicts come along
and take his clothes
his shoes,
maybe kick him in the teeth a few times just for being stupid?
and then he dies
with shit all over himself...

we didn't stay very long
just in case.