In the spring of 2009 I was invited by graphic designers Danielle Aubert, Lana Cavar and Natasha Chandani to photograph in Lafayette Park for their book 'Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies', published by Metropolis Books in the fall of 2012.
From their statement:
"The publication 'Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies' will illustrate life in the Lafayette Park neighborhood of downtown Detroit, home of the largest collection of Mies van der Rohe-designed buildings in the world. While much has been written about Mies’s life and work, the purpose of this publication will be to focus attention on the community of people who live in his buildings and the way this utopian mid-20th century urban renewal project has successfully survived and adapted to present-day conditions in Detroit.
For more images + audio, see the interactive feature:
'Living Rooms With a View'