Monday, November 19, 2018


         I've been collecting "Words on Walls" for many years and they do seem to generate a
         feeling for the pulse of the city.

all photos ©Ken Brown 

Monday, November 12, 2018


   I have a longstanding fascination with the variety of styles as well as the sheer volume of
   urban portraiture that I come across on a regular basis. Here's a small sampling from the
   last couple of years.
   I'd like to add a special hats-off to the many artists, anonymous or otherwise who have
   contributed to this wonderful presence.

by Sipros

all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, October 29, 2018


I've had a longtime fascination with masks, and though many here were taken spontaneously, I've also
collected a few over the years and had friends wear them in sundry city settings.  Happy Halloween!

Waiting for a friend at 5 Points

Maike at Obscura Antiques

Lucy takes a break...

Mary at Obscura

Mike at Obscura

Larry at the former Garage Flea Market

Me, with a mask by my sister, Lois.

Me, reading an early bad news post...from the collection

from the collection

Janna nibbles nachos....from the collection

Me, in the downtown scrum... from the collection

Marcus, blends with the crowd in Soho, ....from the collection  

all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, October 22, 2018


        Here's a small selection of urban moments gathered over the past few months in
        this always amusing burg.



dropping in on a new corner...

waiting on the J...

landing some big ones in the City Island parking lot...

end of the day...

all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, October 8, 2018


This is part two of a trip a few weeks ago to the photogenic city of  Detroit.

mural in the Eastern Market area

Lincoln Art park

Anthro ad pieces

A parking garage under the remnants of the Michigan Theater

Part of the outdoor installations at Dabls African Bead Museum

mural in Eastern Market

mural with tires in Eastern Market

Hambone Deli, vintage sign in Eastern Market

Men working, mural in the Eastern Market

Diego Rivera mural at the Detroit Institute of Art

Mural in the Eastern Market

One of several murals dealing with immigration by Bernal Perez.

all photos Ken Brown