Jacob Lewkow is a photographer in Detroit doing commercial and editorial work with an emphasis on people, food, and life. You can see his work in Cacao Tree (page 60), as well as his shot of the Bullshot cocktail from the Caucus Club (page 65). When away from his camera or desk, Lewkow also loves cooking, sipping coffee, biking around Detroit, practicing yoga, and horticulture. His collection of houseplants exceeds 150 specimens.
If you ask what she does in her spare time, Lyndsay Green will tell you she travels around the world to uncover centuries-old beauty traditions. She’s tested Amazonian skincare rituals in Ecuador and indulged in relaxing massages in Bali. As a Detroit newcomer, Green sees her new role as Hour Detroit’s managing editor as an opportunity to uncover the beauty of the “D”. The New York native who joins Hour Media from titles like Ebony, Glamour’s Glam Belleza Latina, and Teen Vogue, will serve as our self-proclaimed deadline police officer, and plans to pepper our pages with stories with a stylish flair.
In addition to consistently trying to refine and improve his techniques, Martin Vecchio allows his photography to be the catalyst to expose him to new information. When shooting images for our Top Docs stories about cancer (page 76), he learned that modern medicine is no longer exclusively searching for a “pill for every ill.” But rather using integrative techniques that encompass a more holistic approach, evolving to best meet the needs of patients and improve their quality of life. “It’s a much more expansive view of what medicine and health can mean on an individual level,” he says, adding that exposure to information like this brings him joy and optimism in life and work.
Alexa Stanard often covers health topics for Hour Detroit and some of its companion publications. The Huntington Woods-based freelance writer wrote this issue’s story on the growing use of data in medicine, and the University of Michigan’s noteworthy work in making medical care more precise (page 84). “One of the genuine pleasures of reporting this story was the opportunity to talk at length with the physicians and researchers at U-M who are devoting their careers to improving patient care,” Stanard says. “They’re exceptionally smart and passionate, and it was impossible while listening to them, not to feel excited about the potential their work has to save lives.”