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 know that already).
Now, this was exciting because it was through one of our members that we received permission to visit, with her connection with a Channel 2 news anchor. It was to be a surprise for our group, so we kept it a secret. You see, we already had an outing planned to shoot the OUTSIDE of the train station. No one knew that we were getting access to shoot the inside.
As you can imagine, people were very surprised and happy to be allowed to see inside the station. We wore hard hats and signed liability waivers, but that did not detract from the experience. The security company foreman took us on a tour and gave us a very informative historical rundown of the building itself. I learned many things I didn’t know about it.
Below are a few of the photos I captured while inside. With the work that is being completed on the building, who knows when or if I will ever get access again. Even though I had been inside the station twice before, it had been over a year since my last trip. I was once again astounded by the impact that building had on me. It is just so big, and even with it’s deterioration, still so beautiful.