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For such a vibrant city, I have to admit, I mostly like shooting Philly in black and white.  Mostly.  I’m sure I’ll have another post soon about capturing the city’s true colors.  But for now, here are a few examples of why black and white works so well in Philly. (It will also give away my fixation with a certain building and statue.)   Black and white can make Philly’s gritty spots stand out.  It amplifies timeless (or… Read More

My project documenting just an initial piece of Philadelphia’s Italian Market culminated with the following article, published on March 16th in the Philadelphia Inquirer.  So thankful to them for running with it. Their Home in the Immigrant Village by Marc Cappelletti A light snow is falling on the green awnings of Philadelphia’s Ninth Street  Market. It’s a fleeting snow, melting almost as soon as it lands. Still, I  marvel. It brings to mind… Read More

If you’re out to shoot, or just see Philadelphia’s City Hall you should wait until it gets a little dark out and set up shop on Broad Street.  What you have is a nicely lit street with changing colors, cars going by on either side, and of course the focal point of City Hall to the north.  (Do I have to say, be careful and watch for traffic?) You’ll find this shot (or… Read More

Philadelphia Market Street Dusk

The view to Center City, Philadelphia from Market Street, near 30th Street Station.