Three Amigos

Three Amigos - Life Remodeled - Detroit, MI

Life Remodeled is a Detroit-based nonprofit that invests approximately $5 million in cash, labor and materials into one Detroit neighborhood each year. Projects are determined by the community’s needs and vision. Life Remodeled partners assist in three areas: Remodeling a school or other community asset, repairing owner-occupied homes, and mobilizing volunteers to clean up 300 city blocks in six days. Every phase is about people transformation, those served and those who are serving.

As the lead photographer for Life Remodeled 2017, I made a lot of photos and asked fellow photogs and friends to do the same. The grand total stands at 7,533 for the 6-day event to paint-up, clean-up and fix-up Durfee Middle School and the neighborhood area around it. This is the same area which spawned the 1967 racial uprising and a project that will take two years instead of the usual one year LR focus.

Over 11,000 volunteers answered the call to do what they could to revitalize this core Detroit neighborhood. For all the pay was the same, a free t-shirt, midday meal and the knowledge that they gave from the heart to make Detroit a little better place to be.

During lunch on Thursday, August 3rd, I found these 3 young men who’d been busy since 8:00am chatting about the challenge of the afternoon. They modified their free shirts to better suit their activities, and were clearly working as a team. I call them The Three Amigos, and they’re in it together. This image, more than any other, captures Life Remodeled for me this year.

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4444 Second Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201-1216
Phone: 313-247-9772
Cell: 248-635-6477
Email: brendan@brossphoto.com
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Products

Hydromat Rotary Machining Center–Wyandotte, MI

Rotary Machining Center–Wyandotte, MI

Machinist – KBK Tool – Skokie, IL

Machinist–KBK Tool–Skokie, IL

Machine Operator – X–L Engineering – Niles, IL

Machinist–X–L Engineering–Niles, IL

Sescoi Panorama for IMTS – Warren, MI

Sescoi Panorama–Warren, MI

Auto Seat Testing – Farmington Hills, MI

Auto Seat Testing–Farmington Hills, MI

Kongsberg Automotive – Farmington Hills, MI - Annual Report

Kongsberg Automotive–Farmington Hills, MI

Cross Hüller Transfer Machine –Fraser, MI - Ford Engine

Cross Hüller Transfer Machine–Fraser, MI

Clutches–Borg&Beck; Catalog Cover; Formica

Clutches–Borg&Beck

Gold Tool Award–Chrysler Corporation; Gold-Plated; Channellocks

Gold Tool Award–Chrysler Corporation

Tammany Bank–Antiques Show Booklet Cover; Christ Church Antiques Show; Mechanical Bank

Tammany Bank–Antiques Show Booklet Cover

Cooling Pipes–MST–South Lyon, MI; seamless tubing; offshore oil-drilling; high-pressure steam

Cooling Pipes–MST–South Lyon, MI

Stained–Glass Artisan–Mt. Vernon, NY; Rohlf's Stained and Leaded Glass Studio

Stained–Glass Artisan–Mt. Vernon, NY

Precision Ground Gears–Delta Gear–Livonia, MI; Jet Engines; RYB Communications

Precision Ground Gears–Delta Gear–Livonia, MI

Brendan Ross, Photographer; Black Leather Messenger Bag; T Michael Collection

Leather Messenger Bag-T Michael Collection Detroit, MI

Stryke Lacrosse Helmet - Warrior Sports Inc.

Stryke Lacrosse Helmet - Warrior Sports Inc. Warren, MI

Pinions–Milwaukee Gear-Milwaukee, WI; United Grinding Technologies; RYB Communications;

Precision Pinions–Milwaukee Gear–Milwaukee, WI

Video

My Pal Val - Video - TEDxDetroit 2013

Video from TEDxDetroit

Stained Glass Video; Christ Church Grosse Pointe; Rohlf's Stained and Leaded Glass Studio;

Stained Glass Studio Tour

Grinding Machine Animation; Total Grinding Solutions; CL-6020; GCH Tools; Warren, MI

Grinding Machine Animation

Retractable Syringe Video

Retractable Syringe Video

People

Couture Wedding Gown–Royal Oak, MI

Couture Wedding Gown–Royal Oak, MI

Asian Business Woman–Comerica Bank

Business Woman–Comerica Bank

Booklet Cover–Wealth&Institutional Management–Comerica Bank

Booklet Cover–Wealth&Institutional Management–Comerica Bank

Jack White/White Stripes – Masonic Temple–Detroit, MI

Jack White/White Stripes–Masonic Temple

Rack Brochures for Comerica Bank - Detroit, MI

Rack Brochures for Comerica Bank

Rack Brochures for Comerica Bank - Detroit, MI

Rack Brochures for Comerica Bank

Rack Brochures for Comerica Bank - Detroit, MI

Rack Brochures for Comerica Bank

Rack Brochures for Comerica Bank - Detroit, MI

Rack Brochures for Comerica Bank

Joe Hennessey – River Oaks Ford –Calumet City, IL

Joe Hennessey–River Oaks Ford

Fritz & Karen Henderson–National Kidney Foundation Gala 2008; Fritz Henderson; President and CEO of General Motors

Fritz&Karen Henderson–National Kidney Foundation Gala 2008

Wedding Dance–Grosse Pointe, MI; Wedding Tent; Celebration

Wedding Dance–Grosse Pointe, MI

Procession–Christ Church–Grosse Pointe, MI

Procession–Christ Church–Grosse Pointe, MI

LA|Fitness–Warren, MI; Spinning

LA|Fitness–Warren, MI

Exercise Equipment - LA|Fitness; Troy, MI; Fitness; Health Club

Exercise Equipment - LA|Fitness - Troy, MI

Maechling Family–Grosse Pointe, MI

Maechling Family–Grosse Pointe, MI

Madonna & Child

NKFM Zoo Walk 2015 - Madonna & Child - Royal Oak, MI

TEDxDetroit Presenter,  Alicia Michilli with Guitar

TEDxDetroit - Alicia Michilli - Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI

Portraits

Antiques Show Chairman - Libby Candler – Grosse Pointe, MI

Libby Candler–Grosse Pointe, MI

Edward Duke–Attorney

Edward Duke–Attorney

Canadian Artist Portrait – Jesse Gledhill

Artist Portrait–Jesse Gledhill

Collision Shop Equipment – Car–O–Liner – Austin, TX; Robert Joyner, Owner of Continental Collision

Collision Shop–Car–O–Liner–Austin, TX

Tom Brzezina–MFA President–Troy, MI; Conference Room; Atrium; Executive

Tom Brzezina–MFA President–Troy, MI

Sophie

First Grandchild - Sophie - Boston, MA

Janice Gennone–Courland Automotive Practice (Detroit); International Law Firm

Janice Gennone–Courland Automotive Practice (Detroit)

Automotive

Chrysler 300c Cockpit - Auburn Hills, MI for GE Plastics

Chrysler 300c Cockpit–Studio–Auburn Hills, MI

Volkswagen Beetle – GE Plastics Corporate Ad

Volkswagen Beetle–GE Plastics Corporate Ad

Dodge Pickup Truck – GE Plastics - Studio B

Dodge Pickup Truck–GE Plastics

Mustang 6–speed–Michael Flora Associates; Dean Sellers Ford; Comerica Bank; National Dealer Service; Detroit; Motor City; Gearshift

Mustang 6–speed–Michael Flora Associates

Nissan X–Terra – GE Plastics

Nissan X–Terra–GE Plastics

Food

Chicken Tenders–Hungry Howie’s Pizza

Chicken Tenders–Hungry Howie’s Pizza

Bread–Dakota Bread Co.-West Bloomfield, MI

Bread–Dakota Bread Co.

Garlic Bread with Ingredients–Hungry Howie’s Test Kitchen

Garlic Bread with Ingredients–Hungry Howie’s Test Kitchen

Calzone with Ingredients–Hungry Howie’s Test Kitchen

Calzone with Ingredients–Hungry Howie’s Test Kitchen

Three Pizzas with Ingredients – Hungry Howie's Test Kitchen - Madison Heights, MI

Three Pizzas with Ingredients–Madison Heights, MI

Quinoa Side Dish–Urbane Grain–San Jose, CA; Paul Olson; IMG Holdings

Quinoa Side Dish–Urbane Grain–San Jose, CA

Christmas Shopping–Hungry Howie’s Pizza

Christmas Shopping–Hungry Howie’s Pizza

Architecture

Residential Interior – Sotheby’s - Birmingham, MI

Residential Interior–Sotheby’s

Maple Center Office Building – Troy, MI

Maple Center–Troy, MI

Family Room - New Home Development–Woodhaven, MI

New Home Development–Woodhaven, MI

Kitchen - New Home Development–Platinum Publishing Co.

New Home Development–Platinum Publishing Co.

NTN Building – Farmington Hills, MI - Roller Bearings

NTN Building–Farmington Hills, MI

Mirepoix Cooking School–Royal Oak, MI; Holiday Market; Viking Ranges

Mirepoix Cooking School–Royal Oak, MI

Blue Angels–Naval Aviation Museum–Pensacola, FL;

Blue Angels–Naval Aviation Museum–Pensacola, FL

Photo of Large Home–Bloomfield Hills, MI; Know Advertising; RD White Co.; www.rdwhiteco.com

Courtyard of Large Home–Bloomfield Hills, MI

Detroit Skyline @ Sunrise; Social Media Club of Detroit; Facebook

Detroit Skyline @ Sunrise

My Studio Entrance–Detroit, MI; 3434 Russell Street; FD Lofts; Eastern Market

My Studio Entrance–Detroit, MI

Interior Design - Electro-Matic Products; EMP; Farmington Hills, MI

Interior Design - Electro-Matic Products - Farmington Hills, MI

New Studio; Green Garage Detroit; Co-Working Space

My New Studio - Green Garage - Detroit, MI