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.

Detroit 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. If the Polish hero of the War for Independence would be displeased to learn he would spend infamy in the shadow of a casino. 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. 

Detroit has some iconic monuments: Scott Fountain, Joe Louis' fist, Spirit of Detroit, and Rodin’s Thinker, but some of the other statuary has become invisible to us.  We’re too used to it.

I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge Lee Freidlander’s book, The American Monument, for providing me with a template for seeing monuments in context and allowing me to wonder what those immortalized might think. - R.F.

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Major General Alpheus Starkey Williams, Belle Isle Park, Detroit

General Casimir Pulaski, Michigan Ave. & Washington Blvd., Detroit

General Thaddeus Kosciuszko, Hero of the War for Independance, Detroit

Father Gabriel Richard, founder of University of Michigan, Jefferson Ave. & Sheridan, Detroit

Friedrich Schiller, poet wrote "Ode to Joy", Belle Isle Park, Detroit

 

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit

"Let Man Be Free" Lincoln on Library Street, Detroit

 

General Alexander Macomb, Michigan Ave. & Washington Blvd., Detroit

 

George Washington, Old Mariners' Church, Jefferson Ave., Detroit

 

Russell A. Alger, Governor, Senator & Secretary of War, Grand Circus Park, Detroit

Photographs © 2017-2018 Roy Feldman   ·    all rights reserved    ·   Represented by M Contemporary  Art