2011, abandoned, America, celebration, Christmas, Christmas lights, Christmastime, Detroit, Leica, Leica M6, Leica M8, Leica M9, night, rangefound, storefront, Street Photography

Merry Christmas 2011 / Happy New Year 2012

Merry Christmas, heading into 2012, a year I never thought would come. Meanwhile downtown Detroit, a streetside window on Woodward sends it’s bright light holiday chill into the air. Plenty of seats left for singing, souping and lecturing.

rangefound Christmas tree photo

2011, 35mm, America, awards, blurb, Detroit, film, gone, Leica, Leica M6, Leica M8, Leica M9, michigan, photobook, photography, rangefound, state fair, Street Photography

Photobook “state fair” Now At Blurb

UPDATE: “state fair” Winner 2011 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Bronze, People’s Choice

My new photobook “state fair” available at Blurb. Photo documentation of one of the last State Fairs held in Detroit, Michigan (2005) before funding ran out. Photographed with a Leica M6 on Fujichrome Velvia 100F 35 mm slide film, cross-processed into negatives.

2010, Detroit, discarded, endangered, Leica M8, michigan, parking lot, photography, puzzlement, rangefound, Street Photography

Detroit Painting

Nestled there in the pines off of Woodward Avenue, downtown Detroit, a lovely painting. Steps from the sidewalk, out of all context. Part of a DIA “out of home” display. Near the Fox Theater.

Detroit Painting

2010, Carnival, celebration, Detroit, faux, hanging, Leica M9, lion, michigan, Prize, rangefound, Street Photography, taxidermy

Fresh Cuts of Faux

Downtown carnival with a new prize offering: fresh hanging cuts of fury faux lions and tigers. Like fuzzy sides of meat in a butcher’s playland. Or something like that. (Shhh…they’re sleeping…)

Lions leica rangefound

2010, Detroit, discarded, faux

Non-Rangefinder Break

Like many snap addicts across the land, I have been living with a condition known as Hipstamatic. I hear it will naturally run its course and leave the system in weeks. But right now I am in the thick of it. Fun but fake old photos. And returning to my home via Amtrak, passing through Detroit, I hade to do a Hipstamatic study outside the train windows. Here are but a few of what I could get in between the iPhone choking on low processing power:

Detroit, michigan, rangefound

Dave Bennett Recording Session

Recently was invited by Ed Wolfrum to a Detroit recording session for Dave Bennett, clarinet phenom deluxe. If you like Benny Goodman (think Carnegie Hall 1938), you’ll be very surprised. CD from this session forthcoming. Go to www.davebennett.com for release and show information.