As a photographer living in metro Detroit I have to admit with a shade of chagrin, that I don't often enter Michigan's largest city except when passing through on my way to an alternative destination. There are of course exceptions: the annual pilgrimage to the North American Auto Show, the occasional Tiger's game at Comerica Park, or a sumptuous repast with friends in Greektown.
However I recently found myself drawn to Detroit's city center in search of suitable locations for photographing the new Fiat 500. I spent a good part of a day walking the streets of downtown scouting for the quintessential backdrop for my planned automobile shoot. Not only was it a successful photo scout and car shoot, but it was enjoyable to reconnect with the Motor City, not just by driving through, but by actually treading feet on pavement.
Bottom line: It was fun to be Back to Detroit !!!