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

Monday, October 1, 2018


Last week, we were fortunate to spend some time exploring Detroit, a vigorous, spirited, and historic city, seeped in our collective memory for its automobiles and music.
With an abundance of world class street  murals, some great vintage hand painted signs, and an array of local artists creating art installations and environments, all of my image gathering buttons were pressed.
These are a small taste of this art filled city, and to reconcile my enthusiastic documentation with more than the quick dozen I usually allow, I will post part 2 next week.

on the road to Motown

One of many murals in the Eastern Market neighborhood

Eastern market mural

Bee Bopper, hardware store logo

                     Lincoln Street Art Park, one of many vacant industrial areas being
transformed by local artists with an evolving slew of installations.

Lincoln Street Art park

Lincoln Street Art Park

Aretha mural

Lincoln Street Art Park

street mural

the Heidelberg Project, started by Tyree Guyton, an urban environmental artist,
transforming his East Detroit neighborhood into a living indoor/outdoor gallery.

A poignant side 
street mural

all photos ©Ken Brown 2018