This is a series of photographs of men and women as they've chosen to present themselves. While
acknowledging the uniqueness of each man and each woman as individuals, the environments into which
they've chosen to insert themselves also contribute to our perception of their universal uniqueness.
|MY MECHANIC, THE ACTOR
Butch and his Uncle Mike run Towers Garage, an auto repair shop on the edge of Eastern Market in
Detroit. A place with a lot of character with a lot of characters for customers. In his off time, Butch deals
with characters of a different sort. For 14 years he's been playing characters in community theater.
In the mid ‘50s there were about 10 pool halls in Port Huron, Michigan. By 1976 when Firp Anthony bought
Plaza Billiards, there were two. It’s the only one left - now owned by Joe Abdou. The ghosts of great
shooters, city hipsters and hustlers linger still.
This essay is a work still in progress. There are photographs to add and text yet to write. In it's finished
state, it will be a cross section of the familiar and unfamiliar, traditional and transitional.Ultimately,
this Hamtramck essay interprets a personal view point. This is a pre-view.
Detroit Jazz and Blues musicians, singers and others interesting.
|THIS WORKING LIFE