Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wish You Were Here

8.5 by 11
collage with woven photographs

This photograph was taken on New Years Eve 2006, I always thought this photograph was a shining example of how beautiful Philadelphia can be. I have been here for 11 years and for better or worse Philadelphia is a part of me. My life has been woven into the urban fabric that is The City of Brotherly Love.

Cityscape 2
Mixed Media B & W photograph, watercolor painting overlay, and digital effects using Photoshop.
This piece is of the "Fairmount WaterWorks" in Philadelphia, PA.
The Water Works has always been a special place to me, I remember about 7 years ago a friend and I climbed piles of dirt and hopped fences to sit down by the river. The WaterWorks was being restored and revamped at the time but beyond the gritty plateau and down a metal spiral staircase was one of the most magnificent sites I have ever seen. Now you can visit it and everything is new, gloriously spectacular, and walkable.