Hello and welcome to Buzz Click, a Detroit based photography agency. I’m Spike. Thanks for checking out my site. Come back often as I’ll be uploading photos to the blog and other content when inspired.
Taking pictures. This is what I love to do. When I was young, my mom was always pointing a camera in my face. Many years later – with a job in the public eye – I’m still more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it. I’m self-taught. I’ve been honing my photography skills since I bought my first SLR camera in 1997. Cameras have come and gone and equipment has changed over the years but my love for creating art has only been amplified by the playground of endless subjects and creative possibilities.
Raised by wolves in the high desert, I formed a bond with nature at an early age. This is why you will notice that my favorite subject to shoot is the natural world. Although you may also observe my affinity for the Motor City in my work. Detroit is a colorful character that is just begging to be photographed. I try to capture the deep history of a city that has gotten its hands dirty and taken a beating. To some, the future of Detroit seems less than certain. But I believe that the city’s hope often trumps its troubles. The transformation has begun not only in the buildings and streets but in the hearts of those who live here.
I wasn’t born in Detroit. Or raised by wolves. I was actually born in Philadelphia and have called Detroit home for the past 15+ years. When I’m not shooting, I’m at home with my wife and two daughters. My other interests are often reflected in my photographs: music, travel, the Red Wings and good craft beer. My short attention span encourages a more interesting body of work.
My other creative release is my day job: co-host of the Mojo In The Morning radio show on CHANNEL 95.5 FM. This job has afforded me many unique photo opportunities such as the Stanley Cup race, The Grammy Awards and President Barack Obama on the campaign trail.
My photography and radio job alike have allowed me to put my own creative “twist” on reality. As Mark Twain said, “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” I believe that! On the surface, a photograph is just a moment in time. But beyond the technique and the equipment, the “magic” of photography is the unique perspective each artist puts into his/her work.
That’s my story but I’m just getting started. My images have appeared in magazines, art galleries, newspapers, national news websites, academic text books and advertisements. This is a huge compliment to a guy who is just trying to get out of the house with a camera every once in a while!