Through our eyes
Selections from the MT Flickr pool
Published: November 16, 2011
"U.S. Air Force"
I wanted to see what the Occupy Detroit encampment looked like on a quiet weekday. After photographing inside the camp, I noticed a small group across the street sitting on the sidewalk outside a building that I guess Occupy Detroit uses for the restroom facilities. This young man was standing inside the doorway. I snapped two photos. He straightened up a bit for this shot after seeing me photographing the group.
Photographer: Charles Lee Dodds II, Detroit
Shot Sept. 5, 2011, on the roof of Lee Plaza Hotel in Detroit, 16-18 stories up. The place has been abandoned for years. The person in the shot is my good friend, Derek Fischer.
"David Whitney Edge Dangle"
Shot Oct. 22, 2011, on the roof of the David Whitney Building in Detroit, 19-20 stories up.
Dennis Maitland, Romeo
This photo is part of my "Life on the Edge" photo project that, as of now, has 24 photos. The theme of the project is to give a vertigo-inducing view that most people would never dare see or do. Most of the shots show a view looking down at my own legs either standing on or dangling from the edge of a roof. There is just something about being on a roof that I shouldn't be on that I can't resist ... the view, I guess. The first thing I do when I get to a building is go straight to the roof.
Last week, I was researching for an article about buying local and handmade, and taking photographs of businesses in Detroit, when I walked by this abandoned building. It is beautiful. The architecture is classic Detroit. I knew I had to capture it.
I find beauty in alleys. The colors, the textures, the lines all speak to me — probably because they are often overlooked.
Janna Bissett, Clawson
I saw the VW coming and knew I had to get a photo.
I heard they turned the lights on at the Penobscot Building and I had to get some photos of it.
One of my favorite buildings in the city
and I love the statue in front of it.
Photographer: Mark Hall
A landscape photograph captured on an iPhone during a "scavenger hunt" project with youth photographers at YouthVille Detroit.
Photographer: Charles Saadiq
Scott fountain, Belle Isle, Detroit. I have taken shots of the fountain when visiting Belle Isle a few times over the years. But for the last couple of years it was harder to shoot because of a fence around it that was protecting it. Glad its open again and hope to see the water on again in the spring.
Photographer: Elizabeth Beale