darkroom portrait

From the ancient Greek slave and storyteller, Aesop, to the ceiling of the DPL, in fresco-

A Lion was awakened from sleep by a Mouse running over his face. Rising up angrily, he caught her and was about to kill her, when the Mouse piteously entreated, saying:  "If you would only spare my life, I would be sure to repay your kindness.“  The Lion laughed and let her go.  It happened shortly after this that the Lion was caught by some hunters, who bound him by strong ropes to the ground.  The Mouse, recognizing his roar, came and gnawed the rope with her teeth and set him free, exclaiming, “You see, even a mouse can help a Lion.” (No kindness is too small) 

 The Lion and the Mouse

Ceiling fresco The Detroit Public Library, 2/9/17

Split toned

#8x10 gelatin silver contact print

Marco Lorenzetti

Freezing rain in the city today, then this….

Hira is getting married today but first she wants some pictures taken at the DPL. She’s waiting, with other members of the wedding, for the photographer.

The Alchemist


East entrance with original bronze doors

The Detroit Public Library, 5/5/17

#8x10 gelatin silver contact print

Marco Lorenzetti

Completed May 12th, the M-1 Rail, now called the QLine, after Quicken Loans bought the naming rights, runs 3.3 miles down Woodward Avenue. It connects Mid-town with Downtown on a rail that shares the avenue with cars. Approximately 60 percent of the line will not be equipped with overhead electrical wires where the streetcars will be powered solely from lithium-ion batteries. There are stops one block in either direction of the DPL.

East Elevation with M-1 Rail

The Detroit Public Library, 5/18/17

#8x10 gelatin silver contact print

Marco Lorenzetti

Where the Light Leads   (Quo Lux Ducit)

ART- Painted Glass, Frederick J.Wiley

East wall, Strohm Hall

The Detroit Public Library, 3/29/17 #8x10 gelatin silver contact print Marco Lorenzetti