Below are 30 thumbnail images of mine shot on Philly Photo Day, October 9, 2015, an event organized by the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. In all I made 132 exposures, now down to these 30.
I asked many friends and colleagues which images they liked best. Their picks are noted underneath each image in the slide show which you can access below. In particular, I asked the members of the Brandywine Photo Collective and of the Washington Printmakers Gallery their preferences.
Three photographers joined me on this trek thru Philly: Kathy Buckalew, Ginny Lockman, and Gary Meekins, seen in the image to the right. We visited the “Screen Time” photo exhibit at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, the David Heath retrospective (excellent) and the Take Two: Contemporary Photographs exhibits at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the booths in Rittenhouse Square of the photographers of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.
The Philly Photo Day project of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) is very democratic. Everyone who submits an image has it exhibited on the PPAC website and on a wall, if not on a billboard. Only one image is accepted from each photographer. It is sort of like “one citizen, one vote”. There is no competition, no judging. Everyone gets in, but in some sense everyone gets lost, one image among 1,400. It’s the opposite of a solo show.
The image I submitted to PPAC? The flower arrangement against the metal wall, with the red shirt to one side. Twenty-one friends and colleagues told me they liked this image. Actually, while I took the photo, I have to credit the other photographers who were with me. They first saw the shot, put the shirt in place, and in general served as the art directors for this image.
In May, 2016, I learned that my image and 175 Philly Photo Day images is on exhibit in Terminal F of the Philadelphia Airport, June thru November, 2016. Only ticketed passengers can see it.
Click on any thumbnail image below to see it larger in a slide show. To return here, click on the “x” in the upper right of the slide show, or press the ESC key of your keyboard.