Saginaw Potter Street Station

Potter Street Station Panoramic


Officially named the Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad East Saginaw Depot most locals call it the Potter Street Station or just the train depot. Built in 1881, this structure was designed by the architectural genius Bradford Lee Gilbert. That’s not tongue in cheek, the man boasted a phenomenal career that included the first sky scraper in New York City, the first expansion of Grand Central Station, the first flat iron building in the country in Atlanta, and numerous train stations

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Bearskin Beauty

Here’s the “shot on film” version of the bearskin, hunting pinup I did with Hannah Noel. Shot this in my garage studio with Balcar strobes.

I put together the set, wardrobe, and props excepting the bearskin which Hannah brought.

I was inspired by a Gil Elvgren pinup along a similar theme and I hope we did it justice. Shot with my Bronica 6×6 camera on Fuji Neopan Acros. Printed 8×10 and scanned.

Notting Hill Sound Systems


I â¤ï¸ this little photo book or photo zine, Notting Hill Sound Systems, by Brian David Stevens and published by Cafe Royal Books. It’s all double trucks of PA systems set up for the 2004 Notting Hill Carnival.

Brian David Stevens tweeted to me that these shots were done with a “leica m3 voigtlander 25mm (and maybe my 40mm) trix-x!” I must say, the medium incorporates with the subject exceedingly well. I love how this shows some down and dirty systems that forgo things like

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Collapsing City

The abandoned Packard Plant is 40 acres of industrial ruins. From certain points it looks almost like a city. The Packard Plant hasn’t made cars since the 50’s. I think this image looks like a scene that could have been captured at the end of World War II in Europe, but it’s present day America.

Baker Perkins Shelving Dominos

Shot this close to home at Saginaw’s Baker Perkins Plant. They used to make ovens and do customized machining.

It was a fairly large industrial complex in varying stages of demolition. Almost like a mini Packard Plant. This room was weird, lots of vacuum tubes were stored on the shelves if I recall correctly. Looked like someone tried to play dominos with the shelves.

Nice lighting and captured with a Fuji GW690 which is the most tack sharp camera I own. Printed this at 16×20

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What’s in My Bag – Light Weight Photo-Walk Edition


Yesterday me an a couple friends got together for a couple beers and an evening stroll around Carrolton which is in Saginaw County Michigan. There were old schools, store fronts, grain elevators, trains, wheat grass in the sunset, concrete plants, all kinds of stuff to see. I wanted to shoot film mostly and leave the digital to my iPhone 5. This is what I packed to keep it light and easy. Not a whole lot of thought needed for any of these cameras which means your mind can focus more on composition

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