One of my favorite areas of Detroit is Eastern Market, so when I was recently asked by the Detroit chapter of the AIGA
to help promote
their upcoming "Wish you were here" campaign / event, it was my first choice to illustrate. I pulled this image together from my sketchbooks, and many of the faces here are from people i observed at the market.
Eastern market is a thriving year round farmer’s market, and brings Detroiters and suburbanites together. This past summer we spent many a Saturday with the kids there, and with winter starting to make its presence known, I wanted to post some of the sights of an afternoon at Eastern Market here in defiance.
What attracts me most to this place is how it has remained vibrant even in the toughest of times, and is proof of how this region can come together in a positive way. Not only is it full of great affordable loft space, but also has some really great places to eat.
These photos are from a visit we made about a year ago, and when i found these photos on my hard drive the other day, i was floored by how little my youngest is in one of the photos! I also was glad to have been in line waiting for some of the best BBQ ever, and captured a great sequence and slice of life with my camera.