Philadelphia

Out and About

A few months ago, I headed into the city to catch up with my good friend, talented musician and all around excellent human, Jonny Drucker. I hopped on my trusty single speed ripper and he had his board in tow. We spent the day trolling around Philadelphia from City Hall to Fermentary Form. It was a glorious day filled with casual cruising, good conversation and delicious brews. Until next time.

Now Developing - Shutter Sounds 010

Having followed Dylan from Now Developing for some time, I was stoked to have the  opportunity to share a 10 song playlist of the music I've been shooting to for his Shutter Sounds series. The mix is mostly jazzy hip-hop with some pop influence sprinkled throughout for good measure . The cover is a Chevy Nova wagon I stumbled upon somewhere in Philadelphia that felt like it really embodied the sounds.

Shutter Sounds is a monthly, ten-song music playlist based upon my most-played music of the previous month.  These monthly compilations are not limited or constrained to any theme or genre.  They are simply a selection of songs that I chose from my most played artists of the month for the readers to enjoy while shooting, spending time in the darkroom, or want to listen to something new.

The playlist is up on Spotify or Youtube.

Tracklist:

  1. Keep On, Alfa Mist
  2. Come Meh Way, Sudan Archives
  3. In My View, Young Fathers
  4. Come Down, Anderson .Paak
  5. Miss Chew, Nick Hakim Jesse & Forever
  6. Ammi Ammi, Archy Marshall
  7. In Your Eyes, BADBADNOTGOOD
  8. Benzie Box, Danger Doom
  9. Real, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
  10. Sugah Daddy, D’Angelo & The Vanguard

Things Fall Apart

Below is a small collection of photos shot on Lomochrome Purple of the elevated section of the abandoned Reading Viaduct. I have been lucky enough to spend a great deal of time exploring both the elevated and subterranean sections of the viaduct and it is truly a special place. A small portion of the elevated section is currently under construction and slowly being turned into a beautiful park for everyone to enjoy! I'm excited to see what the future holds for this place.

If you are interested in reading more about The Rail Park or taking a tour, check out the Friends of the Rail Park website.

Beep Beep!

For me, stumbling on interesting cars in strange locations is one of the most exciting parts about shooting in the city. I cannot explain how stoked I was to find a pristine little BMW Isetta nestled in this sunlit alley in Old City.

Originally of Italian descent, the Isetta was a quirky time for German engineering. With it's roaring 1 cylinder engine topping out at a massive 53 mph, I'm sure you can imagine what the horn sounds like. Beep Beep!

Fun Fact: All Isettas came equipped with canvas tops. Because the entire front end of the vehicle doubles as the only door, in the case of a front end collision, the roof is the only way out!