In this series of work, Alfield Reeves has been capturing the lives of real people in Grand Rapids.
This photo series is birthed from a collection of things: my love and desire for perspective and wisdom, my passion for photography and writing, all intertwined with my discontentment of living in Michigan. A pretty obscure combination, huh?
I started this series intending to bring perspective, wisdom and insight from those I don’t know, not knowing that I would also gain acquaintances and connections from other “creatives” and artists.
As a “creative” it would be easy for me to present and give you what I want you, as the reader, to take from reading these stories that I present. But, I feel comfortable and confident that whatever you take from this series will be beneficial and of value to you.
You can find all the present & past stories on my website. You can also find photos in this series by searching the hashtag #ThePeopleOfGrandRapids on Instagram and Twitter.
Trust is the beginning of faith.
“Everyone here is on an airplane that is destined to crash and my job is help people find their life jackets” — Darius
“As a Christian I believe that the religion of Islam is wrong but God didn’t tell me to go and punch them” — Alan