Detroit Photographic Company

Roy Feldman • Photographer • Videographer

I am a editorial, event, documentary photographer and videographer working in the Detroit area. My commercial clients include the Ford Motor Company, General Motors, the Detroit Free Press, Detroit Public Television, PBS, the Kresge Foundation and the US Department of Energy. I co-produce  the DPTV (PBS) program "Detroit Performs" an Emmy winning weekly television magazine. I have been the "official" photographer for the North American Auto Show, SAE and the Ford Motor Company supplying deadline sensitive media to national outlets.


When I read poetry, hear prose or see artwork my brain frequently and automatically will conjure up a virtual photograph. My friends then will often graciously allow me to transfer this vision, by using their own bodies, into my camera. My heartfelt thanks to those that have contributed to these efforts. - Roy Feldman

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Unexpected beauty

When beginning photography, I bought a book that instructed me to simplify my images, eliminate distractions and to compositionally organize my subjects. I found that this set of instructions yielded a group of pictures that pleased other photographers all following the same instructions.

These days I have a faith based illogical trust that serendipity will play it’s hand and offer up a surreal beauty. These are the rarest of my pictures but the ones that please me the most

The Quiet

For me there are certain destinations located by memories where I can go to dissolve the barrage of thoughts passing through me, my sufferings. The places I’ve found are not grand nor dramatic, but quiet and insignificant. Sometimes they reveal themselves only after the snow has bleached out the trivial. They go unnoticed as they don’t shout but whisper, sharing their calming spells only with those that are looking closely.

Monuments in context

I can’t help but wonder what Lincoln whilst delivering the Emancipation Proclamation, would think of the ‘halo’ behind him created by Shepard Fairey or the People Mover rumbling by. Our first President is relegated to being next to the headquarters of the largest automotive manufacture in the world and ironically, watching over the road that leads to Canada.

A consequence of violence

He's always asking what's wrong and every time I say “nothing”. 
When he broke my rib last year he asked “what's wrong” and I say “nothing’” 
It's a little game we play where we both aren't monsters pretending to be people. 
Where he says he doesn't remember last night and I say me neither...we lie.

A fictional tale by Danielle Amí Étienne based on her reality.

Deadly Sins

In AD 590 Pope Gregory condensed the number of "deadly" sins from nine to seven. The original nine were: Lust, Gluttony, Sloth, Greed, Acedia, Wrath, Envy, Vainglory and Pride.

Pride is thought to be the sin that severs the soul from Grace and the one that is the very essence of all evil. Lust is thought to be the least serious of the seven.