Lex here, Detroit-based editorial and action photographer. This tumblr is an informal collection of shots and thoughts from whatever I'm up to lately. My portfolios are at Rust Belt Raw, my main site. You can reach me at email@example.com.
Black as a pirate’s heart out there. When I asked the camera to focus, it basically went “on what?” So about half of the night’s shots were manually focused. Plus I was using every trick I had to make interesting light. Kudos to all the random people who volunteered to hold flashes and be shouted at. Voice-activated light stands are the best!
Bumped into Shawn while working an event at Eastern Market. She makes balloon animals while standing on stilts. That makes her crazy-strong, wicked-fast hands an easy target.
Visited Shenstone Studios recently. Took photos in a place that’s normally around 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit.
One of Ken’s obelisks above, along with a bunch of the wood ask that flow through the kiln. Ash actually adheres to the glazes, creating very unique finishes.
I’ll be back. It takes a year to chop enough wood and make enough pottery to run this genuinely huge kiln.
Geared up to shoot the Midwest Drift Union’s third round in the streets of Detroit tomorrow. Roosevelt park is going to crackle with horsepower and reek of ruined tires.