26 September 2011

detroit rock city.






Detroit. This is where I’ve been shooting for the past week. My friend Shawn inspires me to experience each assignment city so that I don’t fall into the cycle of shooting 10 hour days, back to the hotel, TV, room service, and repeat. So this time, after our shoot wrapped, it was downtown Detroit, totally surreal. Driving through, it felt like a war zone; every other house is abandoned, every other factory is a busted out shell, and some blocks are essentially a modern day ghost town. Because a lot of the buildings are owned by the city, you can easily walk in without technically trespassing. Even if you were, the cops have better things to do then to bust some 5 foot tall lady with a camera. These are from the Fisher Body 21 plant, used for car body assembly, and the Packard Car Plant, once a legend for building high end autos.

All I heard was the sound of dripping water (remains of the storm from the day before), the echo of footsteps, and occasional wind gust.

7 comments:

Denise said...

Great photos Remington. We spent a week in Detroit last year; unfortunately, my travel partner sucked me into the room-service routine, when in fact, I would have rather walked around with a camera. It was a pretty interesting city that I would like to visit again - if anything, for only the raw photo opportunities.

You can get a killer loft there for just about nothing .... hmmm, maybe relocate FullView Media.

Sekai Photography said...

Beautiful shots.

Caroline Hancox said...

gorgeous photos, so real

Anonymous said...

Rock City was Rocked. Peace, M

Toni said...

I've heard that's what it looked like but wow, your photos really show the truth of the recession. Time to tear Detroit down and rebuild.

Adie Andrews said...

I was a bit frustrated from the photos I never though that Detroit has such a rock face. However all photos are amazing.
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Rebecca said...

Sara, I'm sure you have seen this project? I made a connection to your Detroit photos intstantly.
http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1882089,00.html