Summer has hit and yes, I’ve disappeared a bit from blogging.  I do have a backlog of photos to share and write about, but I’m letting a recent photowalk jump the queue!  Why?  Especially in the summer, as the heat hits and I slow down business work in order to enjoy the simple joy of being present with my family, as an introvert, I can also get crazed by the emotional drag of hearing “Mom!  Mom-mom-mom-mom-MOM!!!!” all day long and for all manner of reasons.  For my church, I led a small group of photographers on a photowalk through Philadelphia, and although it was hard to clear my schedule for it, I felt a certain amount of photographer refreshment to pull away and visually look at subjects that are not my usual jam.

In a photowalk through a city, I’m always looking for color and shape and texture.  The underlying motivation is the same for my business:  I’m looking and seeing the beautiful in the everyday and ordinary.  Do you see it?  Can I help you see the beauty in your life and space?

Below is the photo that my eye keeps coming back to.  I posted it on FB and Instagram, so forgive the repetition, but there is something my eye is drawn to.  It’s reflection and texture and color and light.  (And yes, a cute little coffee shop in Jeweler’s Row, Philadelphia).  My friend’s reflection feels like a mystical image inside the space, where you can’t always tell what is reality and what is reflection. A reflection of my emotional space.



Onward to more of my favorite images:  focused on color, texture, reflection, light, shadow.  Beauty in everyday objects, beauty in created objects and their decay.



A friend of mine observed this photo and noted a larger representative meaning concerning recent events in the world.




After a bit of the walk, we settled at Spruce Street Harbor Park, which is a mecca of people watching.  I’m going to admit that I have mixed feelings about posting images of strangers, but I have been deeply inspired by street photographers.  I’ve spent hours in galleries at the Philadelphia Museum of Art – mesmerized by the concept of preserving culture through photography.  Paul Strand, Dave Heath, for example, and the photographer Vivian Maier, who was the subject of a recent documentary.  There is something about capturing the beauty of a stranger, in a moment that would otherwise be unrecorded, that feels important.  Documentation of humanity.




As I was pulling my favorite outtakes from this photowalk, I did find it interesting that I was intuitively drawn to pairings – to relationships, humanity interacting.  Again, I think it’s the natural gravitational pull that I find myself drawn to as a photographer.  When I see humans relating, I find myself thinking, here is something beautiful that needs to be preserved.


The end of my walk:  light fading, light preserved.  Happy to refresh my vision and go back to a space of enjoying my own space and home.







  1. These images are just fabulous and very inspiring to do my own photowalk. You captured such amazing texture and lines. And the scenes that would likely seem ordinary are suddenly extraordinary because of how you captured them. Beautiful work.

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