Ron Henry shoots Detroit

A Project: Bringing awareness to the Detroit’s stray dog problem.

It is estimated that there are about 50,000 homeless dogs wandering in certain areas of Detroit. Ron Henry (Seattle photographer and the founder of Black Rapid Company), other Photographers (from all over the United States) and I are going to create a visual story about the tireless efforts of DDR (Detroit Dog Rescue). The trip dates are: June 14th- 17th, 2011. A synopsis of the situation: Detroit Dog Rescue (only 20 or so devoted folks) works tirelessly on the issue and helps find loving homes rather then euthanize the dogs. We are going to Detroit to photograph and bring awareness to the dire situation. I will be writing about this more. My trip starts in few days. I am getting mentally ready…

Boat Paddle

Stoicism of the Boats at The Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle.

I visited the Center for Wooden Boats in the heart of Seattle often. The area used to be rustic and not touched much by the Seattle’s modern development. There, I photographed wooden boats that showed nothing but being at ease with what was. Those weathered, old, scavenged from- all- over vessels were serene and peaceful, no matter what the outside world was like, no matter what season, no matter what their past… . I walked around and looked for angles that would show the stoicism and what seemed, a “light attitude” that boats had at all times. The photography process itself grounded meĀ  with its staple heron bird on its skinny legs overlooking the site. I was visually attracted to close up views; images of elements that somehow conveyed more about the subject then the full boat image would. It confirmed Mies van der Rohe’s motto: “less is more.”

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