The Exhaust Clears by Robert Monaghan

Editor Shenyah Webb, Photography, April 19th, 2016

This is Detroit.

city life on the streets of Detroit 2016
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Robert Monaghan photography NAILED magazine

Robert Monaghan is a Detroit native who has been shooting for 12 years. Whether trying to capture the grandeur of the city’s once mighty industrial power, or the melancholy of a long abandoned and silent mansion, his goal is to do more than just document, presenting each photo as an interpretation of the moment; vivid, often visceral, and never contrived. Monaghan distills emotion and aesthetic into each shot so the viewer will feel immersed by what he experienced as he put the camera to his eye. Monaghan believes that the streets of Detroit will continue to provide plenty of visual raw imagery for many years to come, and he will continue to capture its unique mix of history, culture, and chaos.

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Shenyah Webb

Shenyah Webb is a Portland-based visual artist and musician. She has been with NAILED Magazine since its inception in 2012 and has served as the Arts Editor and a Contributing Editor since its launch in 2013. A Detroit native, she attended The College for Creative Studies, where she focused on Fine Art and Industrial Design. She is currently enrolled in a Somatic Expressive Arts Education and Therapy training program, studying under Lanie Bergin. You can learn more about Shenyah here. (Shenyah.com)