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Deep Space Astro-photographers record the past. They capture light that has taken hundreds, thousands, and millions of light years to reach the earth. The photographs of the “Philadelphia Light” portfolio is similar - captured decades ago and forgotten for many years. Now, the light that formed the images on the silver-halide based negatives reached earth in 2019.
The photographs, taken in Philadelphia primarily in the “center city” area, always made with a select set of characteristics: bright sunlight and large areas of negative space, subjects captured in between conscious thoughts, dreamlike states, and a social narrative of the society that inhabited the walls of the city. The camera was a Leica M3 using Tri-X film.
The photographs illustrate subjects where status, appearance, career, age, and class are irrelevant. The stark sunlight and camera capture reveals everyone is equal – all human in expression and desire. These images, like frames of a movie, merge into another dimension un-stuck in time.
The High Resolution and Photo-quality version of "Philadelphia Light", printed on luster photo stock, is available on Amazon as a Photo Book, and on Blurb as a Photo Book printed in the highest quality. An on-line book version can be viewed here.
"Philadelphia Light" is also available on Amazon as a Kindle Book.
You can download a PDF preview version here Philadelphia Light
A signed copy of the "Philadelphia Light" book and a matted print from the portfolio are part of the Photo Review Benefit Auction 2019 - preview the auction item here
Other portfolios at this site are more recent work - linking the past to present.