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Marathon Oil Refinery - River Rouge, Michigan

PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris - SILVER WINNER - Juried Awards, 2011

Featured on Flickr Explore Front Page - October 4, 2010 - Best Position #11

Returning to my roots with some more industrial images. I had a great experience shooting this and was feeling pretty optimistic about really focusing on an industrial series in the River Rouge area. So I returned for more a few nights later and found myself surround by three security vehicles. They just don't want this place photographed. I know my rights and being on a public street really pissed them off because they know I have every right to shoot from there. Security got pretty verbal with me, getting in my face with his flashlight and threatening to call the Police to remove me. I told him to go ahead. I finally gave in realizing this could get ugly, being alone on a very dark street surrounded by pissed off security. He radioed another vehicle to take my vehicle information down. I don't know how many times these guys have taken down my license number, my question is... does anyone know what they can do with this information?

Not sure if this industrial stuff is even worth the effort.

Tags:   artifakts 52monochrome square nd110 longexposure detroit blackandwhite architecture industrial industry refinery critical infrastructure night rouge px3

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Featured on Flickr Explore Front Page - September 27, 2010 - Best Position #8

I feel like I have lost my photo mojo lately, the real world has been keeping me busy and have not been able to get out for some serious shooting. I was finally able to sneak out for a bit on my way home from work last week for a few shots along The River Rouge.

Freighters travel this portion of The Rouge to access Henry Ford's Rouge Complex, where upon completion in 1928 was the largest industrial complex in the world. The massive facility had the ability to turn raw materials such as iron ore into complete vehicles ready for the showroom. Many buildings within the complex were designed by Albert Kahn and have been subjects for Diego Rivera, Charles Sheeler and Michael Kenna, who's work here has been some of the biggest inspirations in my own work.

Tags:   rouge water square nd110 longexposure lakescapes detroit blackandwhite river rouge

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Marathon Oil Refinery - River Rouge, Michigan

Featured on Flickr Explore Front Page - October 26, 2010 - Best Position #27

Part of the Detroit Heavy Oil Upgrade Project, a $2.2 billion construction project that will increase the capacity of Michigan's only refinery to 115,000 barrels per day.

I have reposted Critical Infrastructure I to reflect some consistency in processing of what is gradually becoming a series of images from this location.

Tags:   blackandwhite detroit industrial longexposure marathon michigan night refinery rouge square criticalinfrastructure

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Delray, Detroit, Michigan

Featured in Flickr Explore - July 26, 2010 - Best Position #27

I posted a color version of this a few weeks back. Doing a little printing tonight so figured I would upload the B&W version.

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