02/28/2013 09:17 am ET Updated Apr 04, 2013

Ara Howrani, Photographer, Captures City From All Angles: My Detroit (PHOTOS)

My Detroit is a series of Q&A profiles with our favorite denizens in and around the D.

Ara Howrani had some big shoes to fill. His father, noted photographer Ameen Howrani, left a hole behind in Detroit when he died in 2010. After a stint in Los Angeles, the young photographer and videographer returned home in 2005 to take over Howrani Studios in the North End neighborhood of the city, carrying on the studio's legacy with a style that is truly his own.

Juggling a small business, his art practice and other passions, Howrani has carved out his own niche in the city. He not only captures Detroit through the lens, but encapsulates its determination, energy and joy.

Check out the Howrani Studios Facebook page for more, and click through the slideshow below to check out his photography, what inspires him, and his favorite spots in the city.

My Detroit: Ara Howrani