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Amidst the chaos that is Penn Station and the subway below, I was shocked to see a platform void of people, except for this single shopkeeper, quietly writing in a notepad.  I quickly snapped this shot before moving through the mob of people behind me and swiftly leaving the station.  Now, I look at it and I don’t hear the screeching trains and chattering crowds.  My muscles don’t tighten from the anxious buzz of the city.  I see a… Read More

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My wife bought this empty, ornate frame for $20.  We planned to fill it with something interesting.  Maybe a photo.  Maybe a painting.  Maybe cork board so we could tack up photos and notes.  We had loads of ideas, but the frame sat empty for weeks.  While pushing it aside to grab my photo equipment for spring shots of the Philadelphia Art Museum, I finally thought of a way to get our… Read More

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Here are my favorite shots chronicling 2014 in Philadelphia. It was beyond refreshing to move into the city I grew up so close to but never really got to know like a local. And I took to exploring it quickly. I spend hours staring out the window of our 13th story apartment.  The sunsets, the city views–coming from a dark, ground floor shoe box in Brooklyn, this was a luxury. Starting 2015 off… Read More

Lion Crushing a Serpent, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

From Visit Philly: French sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye helped establish a 19th-century school known as the animaliers, artists who focused on animal subjects, frequently as stand-ins for human emotions. Barye’s portrayal of a lion subduing a serpent illustrates his fondness for dramatic animal battles. The lion, however, is not an ordinary beast. It represents the French monarchy, and the serpent is a universal symbol of evil. Hence this sculpture convinced the French king… Read More