Piece description from the artist
This is one of the photographs from my series on Detroit's "People Mover", monorail at night. While Detroit is severely lacking in public transportation, the People Mover provides easy access to several key areas of the core downtown. This is probably my favorite photograph from the series because of the fog surrounding the Book Tower (the tallest building), it is one of Detroit's many unique, beautiful skyscrapers built in the 1920's.
Jon DeBoer is a photographer and graphic designer living and working in Detroit, Michigan. Jon participated in classes on photography while enrolled at Lawrence Technological University, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design in 2010. His background in graphic design and interest in architecture has strongly influenced his approach to photography.
In 2009, Jon began exploring the city of Detroit and has been photographing the evolving urban landscape ever since. In addition to his cityscape and architectural work, Jon also works as a freelance commercial and event photographer. He has worked as the photographer for Detroit’s soccer team Detroit City FC since their first season in 2012. His work has also been featured in various news sources and magazines including: Novum: World of Graphic Design, Metro Times Detroit, Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, and Crain's Detroit Business.
Jon’s work has been exhibited and acclaimed both locally and internationally. He has been part of exhibitions organized by Exposure Detroit in 2010 and 2012 and had work featured in multiple 2010-2011 exhibitions at Studio Couture Detroit. In 2012, Jon received 1st place in the Architecture: Cityscapes category of the International Photography Awards (IPA). In 2015 he was featured in his first solo exhibition organized and curated by the Miami-based L’atelier Ldep Gallery for Two James Spirits in Detroit. More recently, his work was included in the exhibition Detroit After Dark: Photographs from the DIA’s Collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts from 2016-2017.