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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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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.

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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

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It was great to see my fellow city dwellers out last night and enjoying the newly-opened Dilworth Park (formerly Dilworth Plaza).  The patch of prime real estate has been under construction for the last two years (and there is still plenty of work to go), so it was begging to be appreciated.  During the day the fountains are going, the café is open and the place is buzzing.  But at night the place is peaceful. … Read More