On this 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, I am remembering Paul, pictured here in front of his house that was decimated by the flood. I volunteered at a soup kitchen shortly after and helped some of the victims clean their houses. When leaving Paul's house it looked pretty much the same as when we started and the amount of work left to be done would be completely overbearing for most people. I definitely learned a lesson about resilience from Paul and hope that things turned out well for him since.
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.