Category Archives: The Photo Elective

Black and White and Read All Over

Newsstand in the vicinity of 15th and Locust circa 1981. The Photo Elective All students majoring in illustration at The Philadelphia College of Art were required to take a minor course in photography where the students would take and process black and … Continue reading

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17th and Walnut

Here’s another Photo Elective shot taken of a reflection in a florist’s window in the vicinity of 17th and Walnut in downtown Philadelphia, PA. I took this photograph as a sophomore at The Philadelphia College of Art. The Photo Elective … Continue reading

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The Old Homestead

Here is a shot of my parents’ house in Westville, NJ that I took sometime during the Fall of 1982. The Sears branded SLR camera I shot this with was borrowed from my Father and was loaded with either a … Continue reading

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Caturday

This is a combination Caturday / Photo Elective post. Illustration majors at the school formerly known as The Philadelphia Collage of Art were required to take a photography elective where students would shoot 35mm film; process the film and make … Continue reading

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The Counter at Bill’s No. 7

Here is another scanned 35mm negative in the Photo Elective category. We’re back inside Bill’s No. 7 which was on Main Street in downtown Willimantic, Connecticut. I must have been in there between the breakfast and lunch rush. At its … Continue reading

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Inside Bill’s No. 7

Here’s another scanned 35mm negative in the Photo Elective category. This one was from the interior of a fantastic old diner on Main Street in downtown Willimantic, Connecticut. Through the window you can see Willimantic’s famous foot bridge. All sophomore … Continue reading

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One Touch Colorization

A new set of features in the recently updated Photoshop make it unbelievably easy to cheat by making the painstaking process of colorizing photos into a one button process!

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The Fifth Beatle

This is another of The Photo Elective series of photographs that Tina, I and every other illustration major attending The Philadelphia College of Art were required to shoot, process and print. This is a self-portrait of Ms Garceau.

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Gaiety Sandwich Shop — an Update

People constantly scour the Internet seeking the newest of the new. What I love about the Internet is that it is also a nearly infinite backlog of information. There is something for everyone, and something that may have been posted … Continue reading

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A Long Time Ago About 4 Hours Away…

This is another of The Photo Elective series of photographs that Tina, I and every other illustration major attending The Philadelphia College of Art were required to shoot, process and print. My guess is that the notion of the class … Continue reading

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