This series was completed through 2011 and 2012, and in this series I explored my
relationship with (and optimism for) Detroit, Michigan. I used abstract cityscapes
juxtaposed with realistic hummingbirds. This series responded to the simple narrative presented by “ruin porn” (countless photographers ignoring beautiful buildings to only show abandoned buildings) through the use of a hummingbird to symbolize the positive energy actually pushing Detroit forward — an energy that is even more apparent now where anyone can see the City changing for the better every day.

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