Artist's Statement

Jarod Lew

Maybe I'll see you there presents a loosely woven thread that tries to connect certain themes and emotions that are often found within the city of Detroit to this day. Combining the climactic scenes of a fragmented past with intimate portraits of those residing within it, the photographs depict what life is like outside the epicenter of resurgence.

The results show a still haunting past lingering outside the orbit of new change. While traveling along these roads, one can still find plumes of smoke filling the sky on a hot summer day, a man dressed as an angel signifying hope, and a newly built home standing tall while staring at what was once an occupied neighbor. With the city's history slowly being eliminated, this series tries to understand the uncertainty of everyone's future in a city that is trying to find a new face.