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The snow is falling. And it’s brought out the strangest of visitors to south Philly. When asked by a local resident which cheese steak place they liked best, the polar bear ate the resident. Don’t approach wild animals. Advertisements

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

  Go through all of the photos you took this year. Print your favorite 10 shots.  Don’t keep your photos trapped on your phone.  Surround yourself by them.  Try them in a few different sizes, different frames, have them printed on canvas or metal. Or, if you’re feeling like getting your hands into something, try doing an inkjet transfer on wood. Give your photos to the people in them. Go out and… Read More

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