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Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is an amazing city. I love it.

The word Philadelphia comes from the combination of Greek words philos (meaning love) and adelphos (meaning brother). Hence The City of Brotherly Love.

I took advantage of the few hours before work the other other day to walk around center city and check it out. D300 in hand, I made my way to City Hall, LOVE Park, Comcast Center, etc. The thing I noticed most is that whenever I am in a city, I am always looking up. I just can’t help but be impressed by the collection of massive skyscrapers in every direction. They seem to almost become one with the sky above, rising to the very heavens. Cities offer a staggering reminder of how small we are in the world. I like to think that this reminder serves to inspire instead of intimidate.

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Philly Photo Day!

October 28th will be a great day to remember for anyone in the Philadelphia area this year; and what better way to remember than with a photograph?

Philly Photo Day is being arranged and spearheaded by The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) to support community driven photography. This October 28th, PPAC is asking anyone and everyone in Philadelphia to take a moment of their day and photograph Philadelphia in a way that best represents the city to each individual.

This is a great opportunity for photographers of all skill levels to support and celebrate photography’s democratization and influence on daily life.

For more information check PPAC’s website.

Get your cameras ready!

Summer in Philadelphia

A lengthy process of searching and applying to various internship opportunities has resulted in a fantastic opportunity. The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is a recent establishment offering a wide range of photographic services. Scanning, retouching, large-format printing, exhibiting, all in one magnificent place. Sarah Stolfa (the executive director) has made PPAC a name to be remembered and looked to for quality in the Philadelphia area.

I was fortunate enough to accept an internship under Sarah and am proud to be part of the center’s early progress, as it further displays its unique importance to the area.

If you happen to be in the city at some point, make it a goal to stop by and take a look around the center. It will surely be worth the trip.