Impossibly Flat in Michigan, USA
This photo is from the countryside outside of the small town I grew up near. I was raised on a small farm along a river, and many of my friends growing up lived in similarly distant places. Not far at all by car, but islands unto themselves when you’re a kid. The countryside in southeastern Michigan is almost impossibly flat, and at night you could see the lights of your “neighbors” house from sometimes miles away.
Place you live: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Place your photo was taken: Dundee, Michigan
Can you sum up Ann Arbor? It’s a classic college town. Lot’s of smart people, young energy. Old school bohemians trying to come to grips with their relatively new affluence. Very walkable, filled with trees.
Occupation: Creative director and photographer
A perfect day in Ann Arbor? A visit to the botanical garden with my daughter, some kickball, and drinks at the beer garden.
If someone was visiting, what must they do? Take a tube down the river, see a game at the biggest football stadium in the country,
What is the best thing about your spot? It’s chill, it’s affordable, it’s pleasant, it’s close to all the best lakes, Detroit’s just a minute away, and an international airport is even closer.
What is the worst? The topology. I’d kill for a mountain on the horizon.
A little known fact about where you live? The first book ever printed in America is in a library here.
Where is your favorite place in the world? Iceland