Artists see things differently. J Kyle Keener is an artist.
For over two decades he photographed people, places and events for newspapers, including 13 years at the Detroit Free Press. I especially liked the way he looked at the world in his KeenerVision photo/essays.
Now he takes apart a camera and fashions the inner workings into pendants, or pins.
A rusty piece of metal isn’t scrap, it’s a lamp.
Worn leather shoes are reborn with metallic paint and some massaging from a Dremel tool.
J Kyle Keener still takes pictures—check out his work at his website.
But he’s also applying his vision in other ways, turning trash into treasures you can take—or wear—home from The Rust Belt Market in Ferndale, his hometown.