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.

Looking Lightly Enough

Rarely, but every so often, grace commands chaos and renders beauty. Photographing it doesn't follow a predictable pattern, it's a serendipitous practice with a frequent occurrence of failure. The challenge is looking lightly enough to ingest the randomness and act in harmony with what is before us, to freeze a moment where color, line, and time yield a transformative image. - R.F.

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All images photographed in Detroit / Hamtramck


Just do your work. And if the world needs your work it will come and get you. And if it doesn’t, do your work anyway. You can have fantasies about having control over the world, but I know I can barely control my kitchen sink. That is the grace I’m given. Because when one can control things, one is limited to one’s own vision
— Kiki Smith, artist