I shot an event at Atlas Global Bistro in Detroit tonight. There was a "singles" gathering there called First Thursdays. The food was really good and it had a nice atmosphere. Downtown Detroit, just a few blocks north of Comerica Park so you can park for free. The bar really was nice and it had a warmer more welcoming environment than many bar/restaurants in Detroit.
No shoot today, so here is one from the vault. Barack Obama at a rally in Detroit over the summer. He is talking about change we need. It was hot, an old lady passed out and was carried away. Obama stopped his speech and handed some water bottles to the crowd to pass to the women. It was so crowded that it took a while for the emergency crew to get through. I, myself, felt sick from the heat and had to sit for a minute.
I arrived three hours before the event and the line went a quarter of a mile down woodward.
Andrew Potter is a freelance photographer in the Detroit area who’s a regular contributor to Ambassador Magazine, C & G Newspapers and Between The Lines. Potter has also had photos published in the Washington Post, Crain's Detroit, Ann Arbor.com, Dagens Industri, Luxe & Class Magazine, Detroiter, and Real Detroit Weekly. He started his career in photography at Eastern Michigan University where he was the Photo Editor of the Eastern Echo. Potter also photographs weddings, events, and portraits. You may have heard him on his past overnight radio show 89.1 Jazz with Andrew Potter on WEMU Public Radio or seen him play guitar at the Detroit International Jazz Festival. Potter lives in Ferndale with his wife, Shanna, and his Rottweiler, Bowie.