Detroit-ish.com is the most comprehensive site dedicated to exploring and documenting Detroit and its buildings. There is an emphasis on Detroit’s vacant structures as these are disappearing and changing at an accelerated rate. We are optimistic about Detroit’s future because things are on an upward turn for the first time in 20 years. The photos on this website represent a culmination of 16 years of entering and photographing these structures. Despite sometimes lamenting a lost building, a loss of history, we enjoy documenting this change. We hope that in the coming years as city planners, investors and speculators make way for ‘progress’ … Detroit can hold on to its history.
While the whole country is watching to see if a city, once the center of all that made America great, can come back from the brink of ruin these changes are necessary for laying the groundwork for a thriving city of the future. Much of the old is evaporating to make way for the new, years from now Detroit will be radically different. This is why much of our work is documenting this change. It gives us motivation for what we do on a daily basis.