Michigan is a great model for beautiful imagery, but it's a lot more than that.
I live in Metro Detroit and I can certainly vouch for the creativity that comes out of the area.
Detroit plays host to Corktown, a community almost entirely comprised of artists and independent businesses. South Eastern Michigan has over a dozen schools devoted to the creative arts and more creatives than you can shake a camera at.
My company, JonKPhoto, has been offering multimedia services to independently owned businesses for nearly a decade. In that time, I've met some awesome entrepreneurs and some amazing artists.
If you are interested in learning more about my company, please visit my commercial site by clicking the image below.