Contributors: June 2010


Chuck Bennett

In his varied roles as society columnist, host of “Style Minute” on WGPR 107.5-FM, and image and style consultant, Bennett has found himself in many pleasingly unforgettable moments with the nation’s rich and famous — from riding in limos with celebrated fashion designers to walking the red carpet at a Hollywood premiere. It made him wonder what experiences other local style-industry professionals have had while working with stars and political leaders (page 58). Bennett asked a dozen metro Detroit makeup artists to share their celebrity Kodak moments and talk about their close encounters involving powder, mascara, and famous faces.



Christian Northeast

Although Northeast is an illustrator, the Canada-based artist says he loves working with lettering, “creating an image with words and ornamental elements.” In conceptualizing this month’s Best of Detroit cover, Northeast says, “I wanted the picture to have a bit of a grit to it. I like graphics that look slightly worn and weathered.” His other clients include The New York Times, Time, The New Yorker, and Rolling Stone. His book, Prayer Requested, is available in bookstores.



David Lewinski

Learning the history of Sean’s Mann’s shuffleboard table was the most interesting aspect of shooting the Detroiter’s cellar pub (page 47), says Lewinski, a frequent contributor. “I’m glad I wasn’t around when they were trying to get it into the basement,” he says. Lewinski encountered his own struggles while trying to capture the right image. “It’s always difficult to light when there are low ceilings,” he says. When not shooting for Hour Detroit, Lewinski freelances for other clients, including The Smithsonian, Michigan Municipal League, and University Musical Society. He was recently named managing photographer for



Roy Ritchie

Ritchie, a frequent Hour Detroit contributor, took a fun and unexpected approach when photographing the annual Best of Detroit feature (page 65). “It was nice to give some [individual] recognition to the small-business owners,” Ritchie says. He enjoyed being able to see the owners have a laugh at their own expense. When asked for his favorite on the list, Ritchie picked the pizza, calling it great. “I’ve heard about Tomatoes Apizza, but have never had a chance to sample it until now,” he says. “I’m proud (or embarrassed) to say I ate nine pieces.” Ritchie’s other photographic work includes commercial and editorial projects. His work has appeared in Bloomberg, Bon Appétit, and ESPN The Magazine.