Yesterday was an absolutely incredible day in Detroit, thanks in large part to Tyree, founder of the Heidelberg project and incredible ambassador to his neighborhood. Besides a very moving interview with Tyree himself, I was lucky to be able to interview:
– John and Magnola, retired auto workers who moved to Detroit after growing up in the South
– Tishan, a highschool grad (as of yesterday) who is following his passion of culinary arts
– Lisa, a Native American and successful optician who traded it all in for a career in fine arts, with a focus on metal smithing
On my drive from Buffalo to Detroit I thought a lot about the focus of my project, and I’ve decided to shift it from stories of American values, to stories of people who have taken big risks to follow their passions. I like this subject better because it’s inherently personal, and it’s relevant to my own journey. My day in Detroit was a field test of this topic and I’m very happy with the results.
Now, on to South Haven MI for a little R&R with my good friend Matt, and on Sunday off to Chicago. Here we go-