All posts tagged philadelphia


Usually a chance of snow will send us photographers scurrying for the nearest field featuring a lone tree. Instead, yesterday I threw on longjohns, boots, two jackets, and gloves to watch people in gorilla costumes and Daniel’s shower costume from Karate Kid race singlespeed cyclocross bikes through the woods. And it was awesome. Even Mayor […]


Keeping the Philly-themed wallpaper rolling this month with one of my favorite recent shots. I had a 30-minute break while shooting the opening night of Opera Philadelphia’s production of Nabucco back in September. With some time to kill, a tripod, and easy access to South Broad Street, I got to make a fool of myself […]


I should start this post with a lament about how I should be posting more, keeping on top of my personal work. Fortunately, I’ve been insanely busy making a go at this semi-pro (meaning every bit of spare time that I’m not working the day job) photographer. Things have been great. No complaints other than […]


Let’s get this out of the way first … I was super skeptical when Visual Supply Company announced VSCO Film 03. The first two film packs have been part of my regular workflow since they were announced. I grew up shooting film and developing it in my high school friend’s basement, and, years later, I […]


Gung How Fat Choy

Sunday, February 10, 2013, marked the start of the Year of the Snake, and Philadelphia’s Chinatown was once again the place to be. Blessed with good weather, a horde of folks descended on the neighborhood for the annual Lion Dance Parade. I’ve honestly never seen so much camera firepower in my life outside of a […]


Opening Night

Earlier this week, I was invited to shoot a dress rehearsal of Opera Philadelphia’s production of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize winning Silent Night. I’m not much of an opera guy (don’t tell my wife) but it was a blast. Given that I was working the whole time, I couldn’t follow along with the supertitles and […]


Isaiah’s Magic Garden

It pains me greatly to admit that, until two weeks ago, I had never set foot in Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, despite living around the corner for years. Created by mosaicist Isaiah Zagar, the gardens are an immersive art experience that features sprawling murals created by Zagar out of debris he finds around the neighborhood. We’re […]


Portraits for the GBCA

Stepping aside from personal work this week, here’s some recent corporate work I did for Philadelphia General Building Contractors Association. I was commissioned to do portraits of their staff, as well as a headshot and 3/4 portrait of their new Executive Director, and a group photo of the association’s executive committee for use on their website, in […]


Portraits of a City

Winter is one of the toughest times, I think, from a photographic point of view. For those of us not lucky/driven/talented enough to make 100 percent of our income from making images, it most likely means leaving for work while it’s still dark, (most likely) sitting in an office for the bulk of the day, […]


Billboard’s Top 20

It’s been a great year, photographically. From a glut of paying jobs, licensing out of nowhere, and winding up in a book about the transformation of the Globe Dye Works and Stuff Magazine, I’ve been incredibly fortunate in 2012. Last week, I got even more great news. As I blogged a few weeks ago, Philly […]