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Motor City Photography Workshops

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Motor City Photography Workshops offer tours exploring abandoned buildings in Detroit as well as non-abandoned tours of Detroit. If you are looking for someone who knows Detroit and its abandoned locations, you will be hard pressed to find anyone...more
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3071 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202-3004
+1 517-444-1385
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really impressed with this tour and would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about Detroit and its history. You will learn a lot about Detroit's past and you will get dirty exploring abandoned buildings. If you're a photographer like...More

1  Thank Samantha B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like spending hours in lines waiting at museums or staring at “historical” fountains, this isn’t for you, you might get your shoes dirty... but if you want a REAL, no bs, down and dirty American history lesson, throw some jeans on, grab your...More

Thank Karyn C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing tour! Jesse is a wonderful guide. The tour isn't not just about abandoned buildings and ruins, it also provides insight into Detroit's history and current revitalization effort. Unique photo opportunities! Highly recommended. Hope to come back again sometime soon for another...More

1  Thank Mariya V
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I was honestly a bit skeptical about the tour since I was traveling by myself and had heard so many awful things about lots of places in Detroit (which are true, by the way). However, I couldn't be happier that I did this! Jesse was...More

1  Thank Ali Y
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

I had expected a little more.. I've been exploring for 12 years in Europe and it was a dream to do some things in Detroit. Jessys's tour was just what we needed. First we did a church.. What was really cool.. A school next to...More

Thank Michelle V
Reviewed August 10, 2018

My cousin had said this was a great tour so when I came to Detroit I had to check it out - and it went above and beyond my expectations! Jesse was a great and informative guide, showing us around Detroit and pointing out areas...More

1  Thank Astoria L
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Jesse does a Great job giving information and taking people through an example of what can happen to ANY city that loses it way. Amazing architecture and stories about the background of the area-you get what REALLY happened and how it is today. Highly recommend...More

1  Thank Max D
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

We highly recommend this tour of Detroit for tourists but also residents! Jesse was a super guide and gave us great inputs about Detroit, he is very knowledgeable! We visited some abandoned churches and Plants but also some neighborhoods close to Detroit (Indianvillage, West Village)....More

Thank bouviercharline
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

We were on vacation and the website said there will be feedback within 12 hours if the booking is accepted or rejected. We didn‘t get a response within this time frame so we ended up calling Viatator around 3:30 pm if the tour next day...More

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MCPW, Owner at Motor City Photography Workshops, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2018

Sorry you didn't get a timely enough response. Tour operators are given 24 hrs to accept or reject a booking. Depending on the day, demand, and other bookings it may take a little bit of time to clear schedules, schedule guide, and get you confirmed....More

Reviewed May 16, 2018

Jesse was amazing and this tour really did a good job striking the difference between historical and interesting without (in my humble opinion) straying too far into 'ruin porn' which I know native Detroiters hate. The history of the buildings and Jesse's unique take were...More

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Richard W
July 9, 2016|
Response from Robyn P | Reviewed this property |
He likes to stay with 10 people but has taken 12
April 5, 2016|
Response from Bonish_Photo | Reviewed this property |
I contacted via Email and got almost immediate response. Remember that he is a working photographer, so he might be traveling or out of town I was actually surprised with how quickly he replied back to me. You also might... More