|Classroom, St Margaret Mary School|
(all images from their website)
|Fisher Body Plant|
|Room 1504, Lee Plaza Hotel|
|United Artists Theatre|
I'd read an article on them over the summer, had been breath-taken & made a mental note, which I inevitably proceeded to rapidly forget all about, until I came across them again on the internet a few days ago.
Their work (which can be found in print & on their website) consists of photos depicting some of Detroit's many delapidated buildings. I find this collection absolutely mesmerising in the manner Marchand & Meffre manage to reveal the beauty of the ruins: the photographs not only capture the vestiges of Detroit's former glory but also hint at the personal lives that belonged to that era. I reckon few people could give quite such sensitive a portrayal of the beauty held within the flaking, crumbling, disintegrating walls of a city.