american-british media artist trevor cutts takes us on a aerial joruney across the urban landscape of detroit. starting off his first summer after graduating in communication studies, he found himself drawn by the buzzing life that swarmed through the city. in the end, he decided to explore detroit through a one-week scouting and shooting using his yuneec Q500 4K drone.

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highway, detroit



from street art to abandoned landscapes, infrastructures and central hubs, the artist has compiled his work into a short movie that tells the story of the city’s most familiar and unusual spaces. ‘I got to know detroit well, driving long hours using lyft and flying my drone over her wide avenues. even better than driving and flying were the long walks I took downtown. with such an open, concrete-filled space, its hard not to dance’, expresses trevor cutts

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overview of the urban landscape

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evening shot of the city

abandoned pontiac silverdome stadium

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close up 

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hart plaza, detroit

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grand river ave, detroit



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