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Richard Branson Comes to Detroit

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Two days of festivities with Richard Branson to celebrate Virgin Atlantic’s new flight between Detroit and London.

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Detroit, MI

American Attraction

ghost-1Through a grant from National Geographic, I’m documenting roadside attractions on the route from Detroit to New Orleans this summer. A musuem of taxidermy, the world’s largest ball of paint, sculpture gardens of kitsch, and more.

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Blessing of the Lowriders 2015

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“I’ve never owned a lowrider, car or bicycle. But it’s more than just the car or bike getting blessed. It’s the person that’s going to be driving or riding it getting blessed. The Tigers have Opening Day, the lowriders in Detroit have the Blessing of the Lowriders.”

   -Victor Villalobos.

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Southwest Detroit, Michigan

New Orleans, Louisiana

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Trees, homes, and (unpictured) graveyards. Roads worse than Michigan’s, but for historic and arboreal reasons. Open containers and parades by hire.

New Orleans is a place I’ll be returning to in a little more than a month. I cannot wait.

New Orleans, Louisiana