Author Archives: Joe

She’ll Be Back

Here’s another of Tina Garceau’s Photo Elective self-portraits that I recently discovered. They were taken as part of a class assignment at The Philadelphia College of Art. Fortunately I found them because I think a stubborn humility would have prevented … Continue reading

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The Creep

Fiddling around a bit with a quick little sketch which I brought into Affinity Photo.

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Probably listening to an 8-Track Tape

This was probably a self-portrait assignment that was part of the photo elective class illustrators had to take at the Philadelphia College of Art. I was probably listening to one of a small collection of remainder bin 8-track tapes while … Continue reading

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Stuck on a Stalled Elevated Train

The train sat on the tracks outside of 69th Street for reasons unknown so the combination of boredom and the availability of a camera are why I present you this vista today.

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Slaves to Star Wars

Star Wars’ place in the annals of film, fantasy and fandom history is undeniable, and I have no doubt that the film has inspired countless careers in the arts and generated more breathtaking illustrative and sculptural works than any other … Continue reading

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Around Westville’s Pond

This is far from being a spectacular photo, but people who live, lived in or walked around Westville, New Jersey probably know exactly where I took this shot.

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Sunset from 17th Street

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The Fall of 1982

I think this is somewhere near Gateway Regional High School late in 1982. I shot this for a photo elective course I was required to take as an illustration major at the Philadelphia College of Art. I think the skeletal … Continue reading

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Up on the Circle

The following frames are among my favorite shots from this Photo Elective series. They are photos of a defunct greasy spoon known as the Murphy House that sat before a swampy marsh up in the area where Westville ended.

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Traffic Stop at Broadway and Olive

Broadway and Olive circa 1982. Scanned from a negative.

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Outside of Little Pete’s

We’re back again with more fabulous but somewhat damaged frames of film from the early 1980s. The year is 1981 and Tina Garceau is outside of Little Pete’s restaurant trying to fulfill a class credit requirement by snapping photos in … Continue reading

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I Want My Power Records TV!

…and thanks to the Roku, you can have it!

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Halloween by Love

Dan Love that is. Dan shared these photos he shot of our boy’s Halloween costume. As they were being offloaded to my computer, I thought they would make a pretty nifty animation, and that’s what I did. You can get … Continue reading

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Polka Dots

15th & Locust – Center City Philadelphia circa 1981. Photographed by Tina Garceau.

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