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There are two weather conditions that make for great street portrait light: 1) overcast days when the sun's harsh light is scattered by clouds and 2) Sunset/sunrise when the sun's light is warm and directional but not too harsh as it is partially diffused by the oblique path it travels through the earth's atmosphere.
This is Iyende. She is a make-up artist and transplant from Ohio. She was kind enough to let me photograph her recently as the sun set on the city. I think Iyende photographs well, don't you?
Noah Stephens founded The People of Detroit Photodocumentary in April 2010 as a counterpoint to media fixated on despair and disrepair in the storied birthplace of American auto manufacturing. Since, TPOD has received national and international attention. Portraits from the project have appeared in Bloomberg BusinessWeek and other national publications.
In early 2011, a creative director saw the project online and hired Noah to shoot an ad campaign for McDonald's Corporation in Shanghai, China.
The People of Detroit Photodocumentary is funded in part by a grant from CEOS for Cities and the John S. And James L. Knight Foundation.