Over the last decade, Chris Ahern has become known for creating images that both celebrate the history of Detroit and capture the growth of this vibrant city. He is a licensed commercial drone pilot and has been an official photographer for the Detroit Tree Lighting, The NYE Drop, IBEW Local 58, and many more. He also collaborates with his wife, Bethany, shooting events, real estate, weddings, engagements, and family portraits.
A rotating gallery of his Detroit themed work is on display and sale at Mix Bricktown (641 Beaubien St) and commissioned works of his can be seen at The Detroit/Windsor Tunnel, The International Bancard Building, The Local 58 Union Hall and Benefits Center, McAuliffe Sales, and recently as the cover for Gregory Fournier’s latest book, Detroit Time Capsule.
He has received a variety of awards for his work from the Detroit Institute of Arts, Madison Heights City Council, publications and honors and has had a variety of gallery spaces and events. In 2022, Peerspace listed him as the #1 Drone Videographer in Detroit.
His work has been featured in a variety of publications, including Pure Michigan, CBS Detroit, Channel 7 WXYZ, Metro Times, Visit Detroit, Ypsi Real, Oakland County Times, Macomb Daily, Curbed Magazine and more. He's been interviewed on The Mike Bonner Show (910am Superstation), Be Inspired With Shoggy Tosh (SALT FM), The Ernest Clark Show and The DJ O-Bey Podcast.
He has also worked with Local 58’s Broadcast/Utility crews for FOX Sports and CBS Sports since 2016 , worked on productions with Comedy Central and is IBEW Local 58's Press Secretary.
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