Archives for category: Storytelling

One of the joys of making photos for a living is that sometimes you find yourself on a farm in rural Pennsylvania watching rocket after rocket launch into a realm beyond visibility, and then witnessing the sheer wonderment spread across the face of its adult maker.

A small group of amateur rocket scientists keep their fizzling hobby alive
cover art for Philadelphia City Paper

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Outtakes from this fierce City Paper cover girl shoot with Philadelphia-based drag QUEEN Ann Artist. Her feminist-themed Fringe Arts Festival shows Through the Glass Ceiling: Day of Woman and White Scare debut at Voyeur Night Club on Sept. 10 and 17 respectively.

Philly Made on 8.29.14

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Samantha Carangelo at the abandoned Tastykake factory in Hunting Park, Philadelphia

 

 

Philly Teens

 

Young love radiating throughout the Susquehanna-Dauphin subway stop in North Philadelphia.

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Road away giggling through Pennsylvania cornfields after this shoot with Sophia Paulmier at a vacant pie factory turned garage in York, PA.

Isn’t she stunning?

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Sophia Paulmier at PAFA (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts). Such a fun shoot with this beautiful model!

Philadelphia, Man, Trumpet, Music, Alley, Panhandle, stool

One thing that has always struck me about living in the city is the way music pinballs off concrete, reaching non-expectant ears. The sound carries, transcending the clutter and there’s a moment of stillness otherwise lost to routine.

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Holiday tree lighting in Love Park on December 5, 2012 for Philly.com.

Merry Christmas, y’all!


Drag night at Bob and Barbara’s is that special time of the week where fine Philly folk converge on my favorite PBR bar for fabulousness and $3.50 city wides. 11.9.12

I had the fortune of spending all of five minutes with the beautiful Doris as she waited for a bus to collect and deposit her at a consignment shop. In the Monday drizzle, the two of us chatted about her once family, which places to visit in the south of Spain, and how I should find a man and really love him.

Photography is just like that. Or my experience of it at least. Five profound minutes of immersion into someone else’s experience and then she’s off in another direction, and so am I.

How lucky I am to be entrusted with peoples’ stories, their memories. So I go, always with a camera as a reason to inquire about whatever it is I wonder at that given moment.

Sincerely hope to see you again someday, Ms. Doris.

“Doris Waits”
Center City
Philadelphia
10.15.12

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