I selected this image as my favorite of 2013 because it was 4 years in the making. When I first encountered this young man I was very much compelled to photograph him. It took some courage on my part to introduce myself and ask if I could photograph him, he declined several times, but I learned his demeanor is the opposite of what most people perceive when they first see him. Despite his 6' 7" frame & tattoos he's just a plane old nice guy. I gave him my card & told him to call me if he ever changed his mind. Four years later he called...
To document the city in an attempt to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the uniqueness of Detroit, her buildings, and her people.
Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus.
We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes.