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Completed in 2003, this piece of corporate architecture was reportedly purchased by Dan Gilbert in 2014 for $142 million- it is the home of his business, Quicken Loans. In the small public space at the base of this mundane building, he and his wife gifted to the city this sculpture by KAWS, the Brooklyn-based artist. Unveiled two days ago and standing 17 feet tall with a matte black patina, this 2 ton bronze casting titled, “Waiting,” is anything but mundane. —————————————————————————-“Waiting,” with Theodore and his dog OG, 5/25/18 KAWS Campus Martius, Detroit #8x10 gelatin silver contact print thanks @og_ted ———————————————————————-—-#detroit #documentingdetroit #documentary #documentaryphotography #kaws #art #sculpture #publicart #communityspace #socialhistory #contemporaryphotography #analogue photography #analog #portrait #largeformat #film #kodak #TriX #fmuseum #artcollector #collectphotography #silverprint #contactprint #todayspicture #camerawork #darkroom
————————————————————————-Her book: Eldest Catera Terrace The Detroit Public Library, 8/7/15 #7x10 gelatin silver contact print —————————————————————————Caterra flops her hair over her face and tells me, “It’s just a weave.” She likes Anime, reading and drawing. “I’m at the library today to meet more people and read more books.” —————————————————————————#documentingdetroit #documentary #detroit #detroitpubliclibrary #library #books #bookproject #literature #contemporaryart #art #contemporaryphotography #analog #analoguephotography #portrait #archives #architecture #cassgilbert #communityspace #socialhistory #siverprint #collectphotography #artcollector #museum #curator #largeformat #film #TriX #kodak
————————————————————————Her book: Mapping the Mind Deneshea a.k.a. Doc Terrace The Detroit Public Library, 8/4/15 #8x10 gelatin silver contact print —————————————————————————Doc is a habitual student interested in personality sciences. She ran for mayor of the city of Detroit in 2008 and tells me, “I want to play a leader in the regeneration of society.” —————————————————————————-#detroit #documentary #detroitpubliclibrary #documentingdetroit #cassgilbert #siverprint #analog #archives #architecture #artcollector #analoguephotography #darkroom #communityspace #visualoflife #portrait #film #kodak #TriX #realism #books #bookproject #literature #library
#plaqueforpompey • Pompey was one of 1st African Americans to be deeded land in the city, right here at the site of Bleu Detroit • • #civilrights #dontforget #detroit #motorcityshooters #rawdetroit #elitedet #history #detroithistory #documentingdetroit
————————————————————————Travel Order to Sieur d’Argenteuil Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, October 2nd, 1695 Original document in French with seal and signature Burton Collection The Detroit Public Library, 3/31/17 #8x10 gelatin silver contact print ————————————————————————Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac claimed Fort Detroit for France in 1701. Six years before, with the flourishing hand, ge issued these orders for a meeting in Montreal on affairs at Michilimackinac. His coat of arms, part of his invented personal history, can be found in this wax seal, later used as the automotive medallion for the Cadillac brand. ———————————————————————— #detroit #documentary #documentingdetroit #socialhistory #communityspace #art #archives #architecture #analoguephotography #analog #artcollector #deardorff #darkroom #silverprint #contactprint #cassgilbert #cadillac #history #curator #museum #bookproject #fortdetroit
————————————————————————-The Kite Runner Bismah with Uzair Fine Arts Room The Detroit Public Library, 11/3/16 #8x10 gelatin silver contact print —————————————————————————-These undergraduate students are in their sophomore year at Wayne State University. Bismah is studyting occupational therapy. Her friend Uzair is premed- ————————————————#documentingdetroit #documentary #detroit #detroitpubliclibrary #film #communityspace #contactprint #cassgilbert #contemporaryart #contemporaryphotography #art #analog #archives #artcollector #analoguephotography #darkroom #kodak #TriX #books #bookproject #siverprint #library
—————————————————————————-Grand Staircase Barrel vaulted ceiling, detail 2/9/17 The Detroit Public Library #8x10 gelatin silver contact print ————————————————————————-—#detroit #detroitpubliclibrary #documentingdetroit #cassgilbert #siverprint #communityspace #contactprint #collectphotography #contemporaryart #contemporaryphotography #film #analog #archives #architecture #artcollector #analoguephotography #deardorff #largeformat #darkroom #bookproject #books #literature #socialhistory #exposematerials #milton #hugo
🎧....I dont have to show y’all, I’d rather show off.......Can a drummer get some, can a can a drummer get......... . . Sidenote: Went to Flower Day at Eastern Market for the first time and little did I know that it was SO intense. I mean it was flowers and plants everywhere! And people trying to get flowers and plants everywhere lol. It got a lil overwhelming but I enjoyed walking around and taking it all in. I didnt buy any flowers or plants, but I did get one for free by this nice young lady who told me to have a nice day 😊 Part of me enjoying my day was listening to River Rouge HS band. . . . . #motorcityshooters #rawdetroit #hellyeahdetroit #bgwac #detroit #documentingdetroit #justgoshoot #streetsgrammer #streetphotography #urbanandstreet #streethype #rsa_streetview #streetstyle #jj_streetshots #easternmarketdetroit #puredetroit #streetphotos #peopleinframe #createyourhype #streetphotographer #streetscene #citylife #cityscape #seenindetroit
Pregnant pause #001 // Detroit, MI 2018 / #detroit #dji #local4news #metrotimes #documentingdetroit
———————————————-Mistakes Were Made (but not by me) Brandon The Detroit Public Library, 4/14/15 #8x10 gelatin silver contact print —————————————————————————-Brandon is a computer trainer for the Detroit public school system. In addition to training teachers in new developments in software, he’s also an app developer. The book he currently has on order from the DPL is, Mistakes Were Made (but not by me.) It’s a book about why we justify foolish believes, bad decisions, and hurtful acts. —————————————————————————#detroit #documentingdetroit #siverprint #cassgilbert #architecture #analog #archives #art #contemporaryphotography #analog #analguephotography #film #TriX #kodak #darkroom #communityspace #socialhistory #museum #curator #photographycurator #film #kodak #largeformat #books #library #literature
—————————————————————————From The Stacks, this 19th century reference book of British satire- ————————————————————————-Comprising The Best Satires of the most Celebrated Poets, from Pope to Byron. Glasgow: Published by Richard Griffin & Co., 1826 The Detroit Public Library, 3/15/17 #8x10 gelatin silver contact print —————————————————————————#documentingdetroit #detroit #library #detroitpubliclibrary #documentary #portraits #books #bookproject #archives #pope #byron #communityspace #socialhistory #darkroom #analog #analoguephotography #film #kodak #Trix #contemporaryphotography #art #artcollector #collectphotography #deardorff #analog #museum #curator #literature #poetry
————————————————————————The Autobiography of Malcolm X Courtney The Detroit Public Library,4/14/15 #8x10 gelatin silver contact print ————————————————————————--Courtney is a senior at the Prep Academy in Detroit. For the past six months he’s been working the circulation desk at the library. In another month he’ll graduate and attend a university for broadcast journalism . The book he most admires is, “The Autobiography of Malcolm X.” ———————————————-#detroit #documentary #documentingdetroit #bookproject #architecture #portraits #archives #cassgilbert #communityspace #socialhistory #largeformat #darkroom #analog #analoguephotography #film #silverprint #artcollector #collectphotography #curator #museum #humanities #kodak #TriX #deardorff #exposematerials #contemporaryphotography #art
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My two favorite forms of #Detroit transportation...
———————————————-Samuel Yellin started his business in 1909 only to become the 20th century’s foremost artisan of iron. He called himself a blacksmith, but with high standards in design and craftsmanship, others called him a genius, a devil with a hammer in his hand. His gate at the DPL has an all-over quatre foil pattern with a rosette at each foil. The side and top panels depict sunflowers, animals, ships, signs of the zodiac, and fantasy figures. ————————————————————————Wrought Iron Gate, detail Samuel Yellin, 1921 The Detroit Public Library,2/2/17 #8x10 gelatin silver contact print —————————————————————#detroit #detroitpubliclibrary #library #documentary #documentingdetroit #communityspace #samuelyellin #wroughtiron #metalart #architecture #cassgilbert #archives #portrait #largeformat #deardorff #books #bookproject #publisher #curator #museum #collectphotography #artcollector #siverprint #analog #analoguephotography #film #kodak #darkroom #TriX
A different view of the #GreetingsFromDetroit mural by artist, @robertgspence 📸x @picturedetroit
Happy Tuesday! Big thanks to @scottshieldsphoto for finding and sharing the artist who did the mural above: Robert G. Spence. Fab piece! 💗 Hey Guys, Here’s another mystery I need help solving: After much research, I can’t find good info on who did this mural. If you happen to know, can you please either DM me, or kindly leave a note below so I can credit the artist(s)? 🙏 📸x @picturedetroit
———————————————————————-The Fountainhead Nadine Grand Staircase The Detroit Public Library,11/3/16 #8x10 gelatin silver contact print ————————————————————————-I’m an adventurer,” Nadine tells me. She’s working on her writing at Wayne State University. ————————————————————————-#detroit #detroitpubliclibrary #documentary #documentingdetroit #portraits #architecture #archives #communityspace #socialhistory #literature #bokks #library #art #collectphotography #artcollector #curator #museum #silverpeint #analog #dilm #TriX #odak #analoguephotography #deardorff #largeformat
This print of @easternmarket Dequinder cut in #detroit is 1 of 3 prints I have in @lonsdalegallery 's Red light show on #altphoto show for @contactphoto . This was one of the shots that made me fall in love with the IR process. . . . . . .. #digitalIR #sombresociety #pr0ject_uno #documentingdetroit #detroit   #Motorcityshooters  #detroitisbeautiful #detroitrockcity #motorcity #RawDetroit  #depictTheD   #agameoftones   #exploreeverything #ig_masterpiece  #createcommune #urbangathering  #thecreative #urbanromantix
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