Of all the places I've lived Detroit was the most formative. I spent 4 years living downtown while studying at the College for Creative Studies (CCS). In the early 2000's Detroit was only slowly being rebuilt, and still full of empty high rises, barren lots, and half-burned houses. History was everywhere and yet simultaneously swept under the rug. I was fortunate enough to emerge with a solid portfolio a few good, talented, and real friends that I still have to this day. I'm also lucky enough to be back in Detroit frequently to see how much it has - at least on the surface - changed for the better.  Click here to watch the above video in full.