Monday, September 26, 2005

Thank you!

Thank you to all the models (9) and photographers (3) that came out for the session on Saturday. You made a huge contribution staying for a long photo shoot. We will be bringing the photos together very soon. I will be setting up our photo hosting within the week and our photographers will be able to load images for our models and photographers.

At the end of the shoot I noticed I was missing a wide-angle lens for my camera... if anyone has this in their bag please contact me. I did return to the site yesterday to look for it without finding it.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Location change for September 24

I'm changing the location to the Fisher Body Assembly Plant at Hastings and Piquette in Detroit.
Call me at 248-259-3980 cell or 248-721-4289 to confirm you're coming and discuss details on the shoot.
I've got an overwhelming response in the past 24 hours from 12 models. Call me to confirm your name on the list, I've probably missed a few and the number is more like 20 models. We have hair and makeup people. There are at least 4 photographers.
I'm looking for phone calls from everyone (I don't care what time day/night), call me and confirm.

Weekend plans Sept 23-25


Now Time to get a rental car. $50 for the weekend special on an economy car from Enterprise.

2:05pm Ralph arrives from NYC for the Abandoned In Detroit (AID) photoshoot. He'll be staying with me a couple weeks. During that time I'll get started in male modeling. I'll have a great guide.

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6:00pm Edgewise Gallery opens two doors down from Oslo, 1428 Woodward, Detroit. I'm pumping this up as a meet-and-greet for people in the AID shoot. Come out and meet my film making / art scene friends.

Jan D tells me she is at Slows Bar, across from Tiger Stadium, Michigan and Trumbell. I'm not sure how much energy I will be spending tonight, Ralph and I may stop there briefly.


8:00am - 9:30am SideEffect is holding a CD release party benefits to MADD at Canterbury Village. I'll be on site taking photos.

11:00am - 8:00pm Abandoned In Detroit photo shoot. We are parking in the lots at the NW corner of Rosa Parks and Michigan, behind The Works. More information is going to be posted this afternoon on the AID website. Please read the guidelines posted in the blog

After the shoot we can head to Bleu for dancing and celebrate Kimmie's birthday.


Could be a day of recouperation and photo processing. That evening The Brazilian Girls will be playing at St Andrews Hall. I would love to see that show!!!

Let's see how the plans come together...

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Abandoned In Detroit - September 24

The Abandoned In Detroit (AID) website is alive. It is pretty basic. This blog can be found as the link under the e-flyer. Feel free to share the e-flyer. The address of the e-flyer is, as shown below:

If you are interested send an email to As the flyer states: looking for designer clothing to feature, models, makeup, hair, stylists, photographers.

I wish I found my DreamWeaver CD, but alas it is hiding someplace in the house. So for the time being I'm hand writing code. Next step is utilizing code from templates... there are too many ways to create websites these days. My background with the internet since 1994 comes in handy sometimes.

New models and designers are welcome in the shoot. This is an evolving project. If you are looking for a showcase this is a great urban project to hook-up with.

Intent of the shoot
Showcase Detroit designers in a Detroit setting. Assemble the photos from multiple photographers, designers, settings of the shoot into an art exhibit. The shoot is going to be a recurring event and the photos from it become a recurring exhibition. A desired outcome from Abandoned In Detroit is to showcase Detroit designers in galleries around the US. In conjunction with the photo art exhibit, a runway show could be scheduled bringing featured Detroit designers for a runway show at the gallery exhibiting the photos.

Detroit charity
A portion of proceeds from AID will benefit Detroit charities. I'm interested in focusing on the teen-age suicide rate in Detroit being the highest in the US. Persons interested in assisting create this contribution contact me or email

Abandoned In Detroit is about Detroit and dedicated to bringing Detroit up as a fashion capitol of the US. This city is a major exporter of lifestyle to the world. Celebrate being from Detroit.