marchand + meffre – man-time photographers.

of the photographs i’ve seen lately these by french photographers yves marchand and romain meffre have had the most impact. the images as shown below are from their book entitled “ruins of detroit” and showcase the sometimes hauntingly beautiful scenery that show the devastation of the demise of this once truly industrialist city. the scenes are apocalyptic and sometimes bizarre but there is also beauty in decay?

“ruins are the visible symbols and landmarks of our societies and their changes, small pieces of history in suspension.”

Room 1504, Lee Plaza HotelBallroom, Lee Plaza HotelFort Shelby HotelFisher Body 21 PlantClassroom, St Margaret Mary SchoolMichigan Central StationUnited Artists TheaterBagley-Clifford Office of the National Bank of Detroit18th floor dentist cabinet, David Broderick Tower

all images taken from yves marchand and romain meffre’s website.

but from devastation grows opportunity, many artists, creatives and adventurers have moved to detroit to start a life where living is cheap. my friends at fatfoodtaxi recently visited detroit and discovered an incredible community of urban farmers making most of the disused land. read their investigative posting here and view photos of the “r-urban” farms they discovered here. green is good.

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