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density detroit

first edition of 30 


21 × 29,4 cm

104 pages

thread-sewn swiss brochure

digital print

self published

photography & design:

lena lotus

signed book

55€ (excl. shipping)

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“density detroit” explores a city identity formed by spatial and social aggregation. This work describes an exploration of an idea of place. Within the photographic medium I can shape my own perspective of place and belonging.


I try to analyze the various nested layers of Detroit and the relationship they have with one another. My grasp of the sometimes overwhelming impressions gets clearer through abstraction. This work is a balancing act or rather correlation of fiction and realism and a question to our conception of surroundings. There is a special mood to the streets of Detroit, some kind of absence. An isolation of form and pattern. 

love for the visual guidance to Corine Vermeulen.