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Zach Hawkins

Detroit, MI



Detroit: The Motor City

What do you think of when you hear Detroit? Around the country, I have mainly heard "shit, people actually go to Detroit?"

Yes, people go to Detroit, because Detroit is beautiful.

 My name is Zach Hawkins (z_hwkns_) and some of my first memories as a child are in Detroit. Heading to Joe Louis Arena with my Father for Red Wings games was what sparked my love for the city. The cold weather, the steam from the sewers, the sounds, the smells of Greek food, mixed in with one of the best hockey franchises ever. Those nights have resonated with me in my life to this day.

 I never was fortunate enough to grow up in the city like my father did, but he was the one who showed me every corner of it. My roots stem into the automotive manufacturing industry as well. Our family has operated a Tool and Die business for three decades. During the struggles of the economy and during the bailouts, we did not quit, it is the mentality of the City.

 As I have told people from California to Toronto to Florida and to the Dominican Republic, Detroit is a beautiful place to visit. It is not glamorous like Los Angeles, it is not bustling like New York City either, and that’s okay, because what Detroit has is grit and the scars to prove it’s a fighter.


"Follow Your Leader"

"Crooks, from the right perspective"

"Ren Cen Sunrise"

"The sides we take divide us from our faith"

"This City is Haunted, By Ghosts"

"From the Ground up"

"Reusable Storage"

"The Peanut Gallery"

"No Dogs Allowed"


"Detroit Thirds"

"The Artist in the Ambulance"

"The Peak"

Update, New Inspiration:

"Around and Around We Go"

"Crawling Back to You"

"Spiral Out, Keep Going."


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