Join Brian Kaufman for an in-depth discussion in this video Shooting a Then and Now, part of The Creative Spark: Brian Kaufman, Visual Journalist.
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So, this is a photo from a collection of photographs from the Rose and Robert …Skillman Branch of the Detroit Public Library. …automotive history collection, and these were all the Packard plant. …This was a 1926 photo and I believe it was shot in this building, we're in …building 92. I could be wrong but these round colors …right here and the hexagonal shape of the concrete at the top makes me think that …it was in here, because I don't know any other buildings that has these types of …construction figures. So, I think that this is in here.…
Now, I just gotta try and find out where it was shot, and then replicate it. …The only thing that's throwing me off about this is that I'm looking at the …columns on the right here, where there would've been windows, where they meet …the roof. And I'm not seeing the slanted concrete …structure at the top. So, I'm not sure what that means. …It also looks like these pillars might have been a little closer to the window …than this photo makes it seem, but that could just be perspective.…
Follow along as Brian explains his process for creating long-form video features and how he uses the iPhone to capture and instantly publish breaking news in the field. We also take a look at his Then and Now comparison series, where he maps old images of the Packard Plant over new ones, which the newspaper then turns into interactive experiences for its web audience.