For the final road trip of the 2018 regular season, the Vikings are visiting a familiar NFC North opponent. Vikings Instagram Group is back in Detroit to show fans new sights of a familiar city.
If you don't know, Vikings Instagram Group is a collective of photos that show the unique aspects of each city the team visits. In its third season, V.I.G. has a new collection of photographers who are excited to show off their cities. This year, we asked V.I.G. contributors to use two cleats in their shots, one for the Vikings and one for the respective opponent.
The Vikings Instagram group took over Detroit to get set for the Vikings matchup on Sunday.
We caught up with photographer Steven Kalisz to get the inside scoop on the best places to see in the Motor City.
What's your Instagram handle? Tell us about what you like to shoot.
My Instagram is @adirondack_adventures, and I'm very big into shooting street photography!
In your own creative way, describe Detroit in 5 words or fewer.
Colorful city with magnetic vibes.
Give us an explanation of what/where you photographed and why.
I had a few ideas in mind when I brought the cleats to Detroit. My biggest goal was to represent this city in the hardest way possible. I brought them right to the streets for the entire day. You might notice a few buildings and attractions like the Renaissance Center and the Fox Theater!
What's one place you would recommend going to while visiting Detroit?
If you plan to visit Detroit, I highly recommend going to Cliff Bells. Established in 1935, it is one of the oldest jazz clubs in Detroit. They have the best filet mignon I have ever had. As an added bonus, Ryan Gosling attends Cliff Bells on a regular basis.
What was your favorite part about contributing to the Vikings Instagram group?
My favorite part about this photoshoot was being chosen out of thousands of other talented photographers from Detroit. This has also opened doors for me. I would like to work with all NFL teams and creatively collaborate on content for the fans of football!
The Vikings and Lions will face off at noon (CT) on Sunday, Dec. 23.