I'm not a heavy Instagram user, however there is one user in particular who always commands my attention with his amazingly vivid and visionary photography.
I urge you to go take a look at TonyDetroit's photography on Instagram. His photographs capture the lost, abandoned, forgotten, and very wild soul of downtown Detroit. I find it so utterly sad yet extremely intriguing that a major city in America could be left to crumble and decay in this way...
Here are a couple of his photographs that particularly gripped me:
He has an eye for capturing the character of broken inanimate objects and transforming them into things of haunting beauty.
His photos speak volumes. They speak of broken dreams, sadness of spirit, neglect of former beauty and grandeur. They speak to the core of our beings, rocking perception and punching it into reality.
This is a broken city in a broken economy. This is a reality that can happen anywhere, even in the good old U.S. of A. It is heart wrenching and frightening, but with an ironic and ethereal beauty that can't be ignored.
Please take a few minutes to check out his gallery on Instagram. I hope his photos move you in the same way that they move me.