NOW & THEN
Bay City, Michigan
In June of 2014, I arrived in Bay City, Michigan. I knew immediately this town had character. Traveling and moving across country from my hometown, Redmond, Washington, was a big decision but I was ready for an adventure as the next photographer intern for The Bay City Times. Bay City is full of character and history. It was an immediate sensation walking downtown and noticing iconic buildings that still stand today. I decided to create an experiment and feel like I was time traveling. It's easy to appreciate the successive decades of maintained buildings that once dominated the landscape of Bay City. I contacted Ron Bloomfield, director of the Bay City Historical Museum, to help guide me through Bay City history. The idea was to find monumental photos of Bay City and duplicate the photo to the best of my ability. This adventure was a handy way to time travel and become acquainted with the area.