This is a photograph I shot from what was once Anderson Hall on the Northwest corner of Broad and Spruce which once housed The Philadelphia College of Art. This is probably the 7th floor where the illustration majors were situated. It was an old office building and the windows could open offering fairly interesting vistas such as this uninterrupted by filthy panes of glass.
Of course the shot may have shown a little more if I weren’t so afraid of leaning out of those windows.
Posted in Blast from the Past, Illustration, Philadelphia
Tagged 1980s, 1983, 35mm, aerial, analog, Anderson Hall, cigarette advertising, heights, Illustration, Joe Williams, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia College of Art, photography, UArts, University of the Arts, USA, vintage
PLUS 2 ALL NEW BLOCKBUSTERS!!!
Posted in Blast from the Past, Curious Clutter, Philadelphia
Tagged 1980s, 1983, analog, Budco Goldman, Chestnut Street, demolished, gone, James Bond, Joe Williams, movie, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia College of Art, photography, vintage
Sunset over Broad Street • Philadelphia, PA
Tina Garceau behind the lens again on the streets of Philadelphia some time in the very early ’80s.
Posted in Blast from the Past, Photography, The Photo Elective
Tagged 1980s, 1981, analog, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia College of Art, photography, Tina Garceau, USA, vintage
Truly one of the best store fronts in Philly.
Tina Garceau was one of many illustration majors at The Philadelphia College of Art
forced to required to take an elective course in photography. She and an army of other art students scoured the streets of The City of Brotherly Love looking for compelling images and scraping together 1.5 credits. Continue reading
Posted in Blast from the Past, Philadelphia, Photography, The Photo Elective
Tagged 15th, 1980s, 1981, 35mm, analog, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia College of Art, photography, scan, Tina Garceau, USA, vintage
Last week was the boy’s birthday. I took a cue from his current favorite candy – Whoppers – to make this cake. A rich chocolate cake, flavored with malted milk powder, mini-chocolate chips, with a whipped cream frosting. Topping the cake off with malted milk balls makes it fun to look at, and best of all – you don’t have to be too neat with the icing underneath! Continue reading
Since our son’s first birthday, I’ve been making birthday crowns for him. Despite his age, he insists on a birthday crown – and I’m all too happy to comply. This year he chose a Johnny and June Carter Cash crown.
Here’s another Photo Elective shot committed to a frame of Pan-X film by the incomparable Tina Garceau. This was a busy newsstand at the corner of 15th and Locust Streets in Center City Philadelphia back when newsprint was one of only a few ways information was dispatched.
I love that you can take the ugliest brown spotted, mushy bananas that no one wants to eat, and recycle them into a delicious bread. Adding cocoa powder, and mini chocolate chips to the mix results in a magnificent loaf that you won’t be able to stop at just one piece, or two. Yeah, it’s that good! Continue reading
One hundredth in a series creating a collage using five elements.
Four years ago I started this series, making collages using five elements. I thought I’d create 20 or 25, but in the process, I seemed to gain momentum – and 25 turned into 50, then 75. Today marks the end of the series – I’ll still be making collages, but without the limitations. To mark the occasion, I’ve picked out my five favorites. Continue reading
The Market-Frankford El had made an unscheduled stop along the rails due to one of those mysterious and omnipresent signal problems. Fortunately this delay afforded me the opportunity to shoot the three-dimensional cigarette sign I had always admired as the train sped by. 61st and Market, ladies and gentlemen, in beautiful West Philadelphia!
Posted in Adventures in Commuting, Philadelphia
Tagged cigarette advertising, cigarettes, commute, elevated, Joe Williams, Marlboro, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, SEPTA, train, USA