2016 was the first year that I fully immersed myself into my work as a photographer. Every chance I got I would go out shooting, no matter where I was. It wasn't until the end of that summer that I experienced my first hiccup, when a set of stairs collapsed beneath me while taking photos in an abandoned building in downtown Detroit. Not only did I break my camera, I also acquired injuries that would render me unable to walk for a number of months. This devastated me as an artist and as a human being, but I accomplished a lot while unable to walk. I launched this website, became well versed in the languages of Photoshop and Lightroom, and started researching and writing about historic buildings. By the end of 2016, I was hobbling around in a walking boot, had a new full-frame DSLR, and was ready to pick up where I had left off.