Revealed 2021

Custom glass mugs created by Avolio Glass for Tantrick Brewing in Allegan. © 2021 Encore Publications/Brian Powers
Unseen Encore photos we just have to share

One of the things Encore has become known for is its beautiful photography capturing life in Southwest Michigan. We take so many images for our stories and are often dismayed when we can’t share them all with our readers. So, in this, our fifth annual Revealed issue, we share the images that Encore staff loved but that we weren’t able to print with the stories they were taken for. And for good measure, we throw in a few other images from our community captured by photographer Brian K. Powers. We think you’ll agree that these images are just too good not to share.

Brian Powers

When offered the chance to take photos of dusty and forgotten buildings for our Hidden Kalamazoo feature, Brian Powers was all over it. “Abandoned spaces have always captured my imagination and driven me to try to capture the feel of a room or building through the lens of my camera,” says Brian. “I feel an incredible sense of soul and presence when I am in an interesting old space, particularly when it has not been renovated or if it has been restored to its original glory.” In addition to the photo feature on Hidden Kalamazoo, you will find examples of Brian’s beautiful photography throughout Encore.

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