Tracey Tilley from Studio 34 is a great friend, and also the most stylish person I know! When she asked me to photograph her home for a feature on Design Sponge I was flattered and thrilled. Magazine style photography for homes should establish a sense of layout, and include details to showcase personal style. Having a super cute dog on hand doesn’t hurt either!
Ah, The Anchor Bar, my occasional home away from home. Vaughn Derderian’s family has owned this Detroit institution for 59 years so I jumped at the chance to take some promotional photos for an online guide to the city. “A hangout over the years for journalists, cops and Detroit Red Wings fans alike, the bar was the subject of an infamous 1971 police raid that sought to break up an alleged gambling ring.” How cool is that?
One of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had over the last 5 years has been volunteering my photography skills to Freedom House for coverage of their annual fundraiser. Freedom House is a temporary home for survivors of persecution from around the world who are seeking asylum in the United States and Canada. Their mission is to uphold a fundamental American principle, one inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty, of providing safety for those "yearning to breathe free."
It’s been my pleasure to be the official photographer of the Marche Du Nain Rouge since 2014. No other event so completely captures the spirit of Detroit, a place where creativity, hard work and commitment to the city and each other can transform a curse into a blessing. Every March at the Marche, you’ll see people from all walks of life, fire breathing dragons, city leaders and celebs, brass bands, and neighborhood krewes in amazing costumes marching together to banish the red devil.