DETROIT[ ]NG

Writing and photography illustrating the present-progressive state of Detroit, MI.
This is Detroit.  (at Comerica Park)

This is Detroit. (at Comerica Park)

Every Tigers fan right now. #detroit #tigers (at Comerica Park)

Every Tigers fan right now. #detroit #tigers (at Comerica Park)

Slow Rollin’ #detroit #slowroll #apple #represent (at Slow Roll Detroit)

Slow Rollin’ #detroit #slowroll #apple #represent (at Slow Roll Detroit)

Hey Detroit, ready for Round 2???☁️☔️☁️

Winston enjoying the downtown dog park. The astro-turf kept us both from being covered in mud after so much rain. #detroit #dogpark #downtown #dogsofinstagram (at Grand Circus Dog Park)

Winston enjoying the downtown dog park. The astro-turf kept us both from being covered in mud after so much rain. #detroit #dogpark #downtown #dogsofinstagram (at Grand Circus Dog Park)

Apple - iPad - Organizing a movement

Detroits Slow Roll founder Jason Hall gets an awesome feature on apple.com!! Check out all the positive images of community and innovation happening in our city featured on apple.com!

Got a new lens and decided I’d ride around the city and figure out how to make it work. Took some shots of the train station, some in Corktown, and some of the buildings that will be torn down when the arena district goes in. 

I wasn’t getting the results I was looking for out of my 18-55mm stock lens, so after maybe 6 months or more of not touching my Canon some friends recommended I should move to a 50mm prime lens as my next step in equipment. 

It was an entirely different experience. Without a zoom option, I had to work harder to get the right perspective and angle, but I think the clarity and speed paid off. I’m excited to shoot a little more so this blog will start becoming less of an Instagram dump. 

Touched up some of these with Aperture, but tried to leave others close to how they came out on the camera. 

Let me know what you think, Detroit. 

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Happy birthday, Detroit!

It’s been 313 years since Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded Fort Pontchartrain du Detroit.  We’re celebrating with some photographs from the early 20th century - around the time of Detroit’s 213th anniversary, in fact!

Pictures of early 20th century Detroit via Library of Congress

(via shalomgigi)

Celebrating #Detroit’s 313th birthday with DCFC! 313 in the 313. #lerouge  (at Detroit City FC at Cass Tech HS)

Celebrating #Detroit’s 313th birthday with DCFC! 313 in the 313. #lerouge (at Detroit City FC at Cass Tech HS)

Detroit Red Wings and Entertainment District: Renderings

People keep saying this city is going to be back to its original glory in 10-15 years. While people have been saying that for awhile, this development will do a lot for the downtown core in the next 3 years and hopefully have enough developmental inertia to push out into other parts of the city after it’s completion. Click the title link to view the Free Press article.

To Third. #detroit #nights (at Third Street Bar)

To Third. #detroit #nights (at Third Street Bar)

Saturday: Midtown FC Brush Park park brush clean up. Tore down some old, dead trees and battled the weeds. The park has potential to be a great gathering place. #detroit #brushpark #dcfl #midtownfc #latergram (at Brush Park Historic District)

Saturday: Midtown FC Brush Park park brush clean up. Tore down some old, dead trees and battled the weeds. The park has potential to be a great gathering place. #detroit #brushpark #dcfl #midtownfc #latergram (at Brush Park Historic District)

Coney Island Hot Dog

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Coney Island Hot Dog (or Coney Dog or Coney) is a natural-casing beef hot dog, topped with an all-meat beanless chili, and diced or chopped white onions, with one or two stripes of yellow mustard. The variety is a fixture in JacksonFlint,[2] Detroit, southeastern Michigan,[1] and Fort Wayne, Indiana.[3] A similar but distinct variety can be found in Cincinnati, Ohio known as a Cheese Coney.[4] A coney dog is not to be confused with a chili dog, a more generic chili-topped hot dog.

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Good things come in threes. #detroit #cafe (at Trinosophes)

Good things come in threes. #detroit #cafe (at Trinosophes)