Detroit has become a city that seems more like a movie set than reality these days. Abandoned warehouses, mansions and storefronts show only signs of age and no new signs of life. And only today I was discussing Detroit with friends and talking about the idea of bringing growth back to the city once again. This is a city so rich with history, yet so forgotten by the masses today.
That’s why when Elle sent over images of their new shoot, featuring Carolyn Murphy in the September issue, I was over the moon at the idea of sharing. Yes, let’s do more photo shoots in Detroit. Let’s share the beauty of this city and plant the seed for rebirth. Of course that’s exactly what model Carolyn Murphy is already doing, alongside the brand Shinola. Murphy is the new women’s design director for the brand, and the pair are working towards rebuilding this great city one step at a time.
Watch this space as I’m going to jump on this bandwagon. Who knows, maybe you’ll find me living and working from Detroit this time next year.