Bruce Giffin [straydog]

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BIOGRAPHY
Painfully self taught! A pro for nearly 20 years, a good chunk of which was spent at an alternative newspaper in Detroit, The Metro Times, which should explain some (but not all) of the bizarre photos! Now I'm totally freelance!

GALLERIES

People

Funny/Strange

Someone Else's American Dream

Editorial

Personal

Product

My Detroit! (Infrared)

HollyHood

Michigan Central Station (Vintage 1993)

Abandoned Ohio State Penitentiary (Early 90s)

Michigan Central Station

Packard Plant

Lee Plaza

Riley/Cooper

Bright School: Highland Park

Schroeder Paint & Glass

Mental Hospitals (Michigan)

Theatre Bizarre

North Detroit General Hospital

Fisher Plant

Boblo Building

Abandoned Police Station

Auschwitz, Michigan

Amish in Ohio/Indiana/MI

Abandoned Churches/Schools

Infrared Images

Infrared: Abandoned Amusement Park

Stewart's Folly: Round House

Metro Times Covers

PHOTOS

Someone Else's American Dream: Music

Hitchhiking in Oak Park

Detroit Newspaper Strike

Someone Else's American Dream: Trailer

Rouge Steel

Robert Bradley, Singer/Songwriter

Jack Kevorkian, Dr. Death

Patti Smith, Singer/Songwriter

Oil Change, Ketchup, and Mustard

Insane Clown Posse, Unmasked

Someone Else's American Dream: Kevorkian's Machine

Niagara, Artist

Esham, Rap Artist

Geoffrey Feiger, Attorney (With Kevorkian's Suicide Machine)

Real Sign

Real Barber Shop

Keith Haring, Graffiti Artist

Crack Baby

I think they meant "Party Hardy"!

Kevin Jones: Hip Hop Artist (AWOL)

Clipper Ambulance(Side View), Packard Plant; Detroit, MI

Clipper Ambulance, Packard Plant; Detroit, MI

Mark Arminski, Artist

Allen Ginsberg, Beat Poet

Blind Faith

Packard Plant

Cooper "Shaq" Kirk

Abandoned Train Station; Detroit, MI

Kung Food

Kem: CD Cover photo

Shoe: Lee Plaza

Only testing my 20D B/W setting...straight from camera

Bad Santa

Table; Lee Plaza

Brougham; Lee Plaza

Kitchen, Lee Plaza

Door/Curtain; Lee Plaza

Cabinet: Lee Plaza

Stairwell; Packard Plant

Closet; Lee Plaza

Closet/Dress; Lee Plaza

Plastic; Packard Plant

Gilda's Club 2005 Calendar: Nancy Duke in Noogieland

Gilda's Club 2005 Calendar: Debra Crane

Gilda's Club 2005 Calendar: Julie Penn

Stairs; Packard Plant

Double Doors; Packard Plant

Black Plastic: Packard Plant

Credit: Gary, Indiana

Plastic2: Packard plant

Plastic3: Packard plant

Chair: Packard Plant

Chair2: Packard Plant

The State of Security

Doorway: Lee Plaza

Tub: Lee Plaza

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Someone Else's American Dream: Limo

Someone Else's American Dream: Shelter

Lee Plaza: Hangers

Detroit Metro Times: Forensic Nurses

Detroit Metro Times: Cosmetic Surgery (Laser)

Hand in Morgue

Southfield @ I96

RIP: Maxx

Red Brougham

Jit

Girl Watching

Detroit River; Sunset

Fountain: Belle Isle

Dennis Coffey: Funk Brother

Minister Malik Shabazz: Black Panther

Christmas

Grandparents

Haircut

Save Your Soul

Buddy

Mark Arminski: Macomb College-May 5, 2005

James Clark: Abandoned Mental Hospital

Nurse's Station: Abandoned Mental Hospital

Three Chairs: Abandoned Mental Hospital

Looking Out: Abandoned Mental Hospital

Chuck Woolery

Maxx

Les Brown: Motivational Speaker

Food Guide Cover: Metro Times

Underwear Ad: Justus Boyz Clothing

Underwear Ad: Justus Boyz Clothing

Macomb College Photo II students at Red Cross Benefit and Exhibition of their work!

Red Hat: Justus Girlz Clothing

Underwear Ad: Justus Boyz Clothing (For Genre Magazine)

Dog Tag: Justus Boyz Clothing (Genre)

Sutton Foster: Tony Award Winner 2002 (First Headshot-Early 90s)

East Side Gang

Liz Copeland: Music Host; WDET (Detroit) About 1998

Police Line

Urban Retirement Plan: Lee Plaza

Rape: Lee Plaza

Juan Atkins: Techno Pioneer

Shorts: Justus Boyz Clothing (Genre)

Last Plastic: Packard Plant

Hipster DJ: Union Street

Amy: Union Street

Niagara: Detroit Diva and Artist

Detroit Hipsters: Union Street

Elmore Leonard: Writer

Larry: Holly Hood

HollyHood: Detroit, MI

Basement

Blue: Packard Plant

The Claw: Bright School

Wheel: Bright School

Columns: MCS Train Station

Floor Lighting: Packard Plant

Duct: Fisher Body

Fate: Packard Plant

Gray Photographing His Work: Packard Plant

Plastic: Packard Plant

Cotton: Packard Plant

ChalkBoard #2: Bright School

Slide

Stay in School!

Mask: Packard Plant

Piano: Lee Plaza

Wire

Memories

Departed Soul...

Shattered Dreams

Turtle Car: Heidelburg Project

Chinese Restaurant Church

Rosa Parks Bus

HollyHood Cadillac

Sailing, Detroit Style

Hamtramck Disneyland

HollyHood

Half Pontiac: HollyHood

Tube House

Holly Hood

Fleetwood Detail

Headlight

Pink Cadillac

Holly Hood 2

Hood

Yellow Pontiac

Fleetwood Tail Light

Plymouth Hood Ornament

HollyHood Cars

HollyHood 3

HollyHood 4

Exhale

Ford Wyoming Drive In

Flying Saucer

Dance!

Hot Rod Lincoln Front

Studebaker Hawk

Suicide Doors

Suicide Doors

Hot Rod Lincoln Detail

Holly Hood Santa

Fleetwood

Ann Arbor

Auschwitz, Michigan

Locked In

Packard

Packard2

Sam's

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Pipe: Packard Plant

Michigan Central Station Interior

Piano: Lobby, Lee Plaza

Abandoned Michigan Central Station

Christmas Train Wreck

Child Abuse

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Big Foot: Bright School

Justus Boyz Clothing (Genre)

HollyHood Cars

Wetmore's

Swings: Detroit Boat Club

Ladder: MCS Station

MCS

MCS

Window Gear: MCS

Texture: Packard Plant

Window: Packard Plant

Cynicism

Plastic: Packard

Homeland Security

Followup to Detroit Newpaper Strike picture below.

Back Stairs: Packard Plant

Mental Case

High Chair: Packard Plant

DREK: Packard Plant

Under Joe Louis Walkway

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What The Hell Is This?

Comedy/Tragedy

Blowing Plastic

Metro Times Cover: Racism

YMCA Card

Red Cross Poster

Super Bowl Sunday (My Detroit)

Kid Rock and the late Joe C

Larry Meekz: Holly Hood

Patriotism: 2005

Chevy

Benches

Rail Platforms

Upstairs

Lavatories

See photo to the left!

Doorway To My Soul (See text to the right)

Hand Stand: Roof MCS

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Top Floor: MCS

Roof: MCS

Ladder: Bright School

Baby Shoes

Stacks

Road Trip

Erin/Chris

Relics

Last Call

Prison Yard: Ohio State Pen

Cell Block: Ohio State Pen

Cell Block 2: Ohio State Pen

Arsonist: Ohio State Pen

Bunk: Ohio State Pen

Prison Yard: Ohio State Pen

Prison Wall: Ohio State Pen

O'Henry Field, named for author who did time in Ohio State Pen for embezzlement ...

Baseball Field: Ohio State Pen

Bunk and Bars: Ohio State Pen

Prison Gym: Ohio State Pen

Gate: Ohio State Pen

Outside Gate: Ohio State Pen

Guard Shack: Ohio State Pen

Stairwell: Ohio State Pen

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Prison Gate: Ohio State Pen

Deep Fro

Finger: Those peace loving Dead Heads!

Tires: Packard Plant

Another Ladder: Packard Plant

MCS

Breakout: Mental Hospital

Garden of Heads

Jason: Justus Boyz

Jason: Justus Boyz Clothing

Lazy

Melissa

Boxing Fans: Golden Gloves

Oh God!

State of Medicine

Jeff: Justus Boyz Clothing

Puddy

A Horse

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Jesuit

New Jesuits

East Side Gang 2006

Buddy

Illegal Abortion

Iron Beams

Wheel: MCS

Road Trip

Above the Ceiling: MCS

Doors: Bright School

Chairs: Bright School

Pipe: Bright School

Mitch Albom

Coleman Young and Coleman Young

Exterior Detail: MCS

MCS

MCS

Basement: MCS

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Down Under MCS

Down Under MCS

Under Water: MCS

DeVos For Governor

Truck: Packard Plant

Morgue: Kalamazoo Mental Hospital

Glitter

Fence: Fisher Body

Packard

Group

X

Gate: Basement MCS

Back Stairs

Casualty

Close Encounters

Riley

Riley

Riley/Cooper

Coop

Coop

Soup

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Teamsters Thanksgiving Giveaway

Cooper

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Harry Gast: Former Michigan State Senator

Patterns

Skyline From Packard

Exit

Pipes

Pee Wee

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Hiroshima, Michigan

Poles

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Modern Medicine

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Djeto: Immigrant Suns

Private Room

Lingering Soul

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Detention Time

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Inside

Holding Cell

Booking Photos

Happy Accident

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Metro Times Staff Photo; Early 90's

Auschwitz, Michigan

Camisole

Hobos

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Cadillac

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KLA

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Blue Steel

Burton Cummings of Guess Who

Randy Bachman of Guess Who and BTO

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What????

Gallows

Ovens

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Norbert Joseph Kuhr III

Melissa

Eric

IT

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Unknown Female

Serial Killer?

Cops and Us...

He/She

Murder Weapons: Evidence Room

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Lynching

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Josh Becker; Director: Lunatics: A Love Story, and Alien Apocalypse

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Dana/Karen (And Girls) Engagement

Detail

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Alexander Zonjic

Jennifer Granholm, Governor of Michigan

Merc (HollyHood)

Idea

Fire at the Packard

Fire at the Packard

Light Play

Clothes Line

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The Ultimate Mobile Home (Anthony)

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Bill Proctor: Channel 7

Psychedelic Furs: Royal Oak, MI 1991

Nuke

Storm Brewing

Never date a person who's truck matches their mobile home!

Amish in Ohio

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Lingerie in Ohio

Somewhere in Ohio

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Jacob Miller

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Boblo

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Bell Tower

Bowling Alley in School

Up To Bell Tower

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Rabbits For Sale

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Monroe Miller

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Mama and Baby Calf

All Is Well!

Need A Tractor To Save Her Life

Trying To Pull Mama Out By Hand

Calf Is Born...Mom Stuck In Ditch

Barefoot Friends

Robert Miller

Emanuel And others

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Ruben And Monroe Miller

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Cornbine

End Of The Work Day

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Robert Miller with Cornbine

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Packard

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Ferris Wheel: Abandoned Amusement Park

Infrared: Abandoned Amusement Park

Infrared: Abandoned Amusement Park

Infrared: Abandoned Amusement Park

Infrared: Abandoned Amusement Park

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Charlie Brown Car Wash

Flintstone Bridge

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Ferris Wheel: Abandoned Amusement Park

Ferris Wheel: Abandoned Amusement Park

Roller Coaster: Abandoned Amusement Park

Roller Coaster: Abandoned Amusement Park

Roller Coaster: Abandoned Amusement Park

Roller Coaster: Abandoned Amusement Park

Ferris Wheel: Abandoned Amusement Park

Roller Coaster: Abandoned Amusement Park

Michigan Central Depot

Rouge Park

Rouge Park

Trash Your TV

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Fisher: 12-30-07

Elevator Shaft: Fisher

Last Seat

Ferris Wheel: Abandoned Amusement Park

Happy New Years

Roller Coaster: Abandoned Amusement Park

Nick McGinnis: Train Station

Crossdresser After Self Portrait

Squeak: Rescued from Train Station Elevator Shaft

Roller Coaster: Abandoned Amusement Park

Brownman

Pavlo CDS/DVD cover

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American Dream

Ashley, Squeak, Miranda, and Becca (Strays)

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The Bug

Wild Mouse Track

Entrance Sign

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Entrance Gates

The Bug

Riverboat

Kiddie Coaster

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Rain in Indiana

Windmill in Indiana

Monkey Bars

Cows and Nukes

Nukes

Test

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Nuclear Nights

Henry

Theatre Bizarre

Top Cat

Top Cat and Top Dog

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Cat

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Piano at Lee Plaza

Metro Times Cover Photo 8-27-2008

My Strays

Got Milk?

Vaults

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Wild Mouse

Wild Mouse

Band Stand

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Amish Country

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Child Abuse

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Brush Park

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Lots of Love Car Sales

Cooper School

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Vintage Trailer

Vintage Trailer

MCS

Kristen

Justus Boyz

Red Cross Blanket Days Piece

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Roller Coaster (During destruction)

Coaster (During destruction)

Ferris Wheel (During destruction)

Midway: Chippewa Lake Park

The Bug and Ferris Wheel

Stephanie, Puddy

Fermi Nuclear Plant; Monroe, MI

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Michigan Central Depot

Davis Bessie Plant: Ohio

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Shannon Rose

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Henry

Stephanie/Henry

Packard Road Trip

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Lee Plaza bathtub

Gun at the Packard

Broderick Tower

HollyHood

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Mural: Brewster Rec Center

Luca and Henry