Above Broad & Spruce in 1983

Above Broad & Spruce in 1983This 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.

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Never Say Never Again


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A&A Food Corp.

A&A Food Corp.Sunset over Broad Street • Philadelphia, PA

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Heading Toward 15th & Locust

Walking Toward 15th & LocustTina Garceau behind the lens again on the streets of Philadelphia some time in the very early ’80s.

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Termini’s Pastries


Truly one of the best store fronts in Philly.

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Lemon Butter Cookies



Busy weekend, however I did manage to bake some cookies that Joe says are amazing! Soft, light, lemony – there’s something about citrus that makes me pine for warmer temperatures – we’ll get there.  Continue reading

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Walking Up 15th

15th Street Circa 1981Tina 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

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Barber on Snyder



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Chocolate Whopper Cake



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

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June & Johnny


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.

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15th & Locust Newsstand

15th & Locust NewsstandHere’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.

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Chocolate Banana Bread



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

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Friday Five – Number One Hundred



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

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Marlboro Country

Marlboro CountryThe 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!

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