What a find: Model D TV shines a light on authors of 'Lost Detroit'

Documentary workers Dan Austin and Sean Doerr have a web-based project called "Buildings of Detroit," a platform for exploring architecture that inarguably ranks with some of the best in the world. Some is gorgeously intact, some isn't. But the duo shows equal passion for all of it, turning their hands-on research into a stunning new book called Lost Detroit.

Videographer Tom Hendrickson caught up to Austin, before the author embarked on more gritty urban adventures, for this episode of Model D TV.

Editor's note: The authors of Lost Detroit: Stories Behind the Motor City's Majestic Ruins, will appear together with John Gallagher, author of Reimagining Detroit, for a talk and book signing Oct. 28, 7 p.m., at Leopold's Books, 15 E. Kirby, in Midtown Detroit's Cultural Center.