Posts Tagged ‘detroit’

Heidelberg Street, a Diamond in the Ruff in Detroit

Heidelberg Street, a Diamond in the Ruff in Detroit

The Heidelberg Project is an outdoor art project in Detroit, Michigan. It was created in 1986 by artist Tyree Guyton and his grandfather Sam Mackey (“Grandpa Sam”) as an outdoor art environment in the McDougall-Hunt neighborhood on the city’s east side, just north of the city’s historically African-American Black Bottom area. The Heidelberg Project is, […]


Freight Elevator No. 4

Freight Elevator No. 4

This shot is part of the series I’m working on with my younger brother Joshua www.ballmultimedia.com.  We’re traveling to cities in the rust belt documenting the effects of the economy and shift of jobs over seas on American industries. This shot was taken in a massive industrial structure in Detroit. I love the way the […]


Ice Escape

Ice Escape

This morning I got up nice and early to start shooting here in Detroit. It was very chilly and I came across this fire escape covered in ice. I loved the texture and feel if the scene but the images I was taking just didn’t do much for me. Then I got out the fisheye […]


Failed State?

Failed State?

Yesterday my brother and I shot our first day in Detroit. Although I knew that times were bad in Detroit, I really had no idea how bad it really was. We found our selves saying “Oh my God” over and over. It looks like a war zone in so many places. There isn’t going to […]