Author Archives: Alanna St. Laurent

Detroit Building Tour

Last month Jesse and I were given an opportunity to visit and shoot some of Detroit’s well-known architectural gems. Thanks to meeting Michelle of Quicken Loans at Art-is-in Market at Twelve Oaks, she had arranged permission and access to several buildings owned by Quicken Loans in the downtown Detroit area. We were given a tour […]

Detroit Skyline from Windsor – 7.2.12

On Monday, my photography friend Basil and I visited Windsor with the intent to shoot the Detroit Skyline. So far, I have been pretty lucky in choosing days to visit, as I have been able to get some nice skies and weather while shooting. Basil had never shot the skyline before, so I played tour […]

Michigan Train Station

Back in April, through Motor City Photography Workshops, I was able to get inside and shoot the Michigan Train Station. And this time, we had permission from the owner of the building for our photography group to take a tour through the first floor of the building (I am part-owner of MCPW if you didn’t […]

Packard Plant Outing – Detroit, MI

A small group of photogs from a local photography group set off early on a Sunday (April 3) morning what was to be my latest adventure in urbexing: heading down to the Packard Plant, a common urbexing destination for many a photographer. This was my first trip to the building. I couldn’t believe how big […]

Solo in Detroit

Yesterday was the first time I went shooting in Detroit by myself.  Some people might think I am crazy for attempting the trip.  Even my sister Dana was disapproving of my going down there without a travel companion.  The thing is, I wasn’t afraid at the prospect.  I was going to places I had been […]