Tatiana From Armenia

earlier today i took my students the self dubbed “village photo crew” on a photo walk to the open kitchen sculpture garden in kensington. when we arrived at the intersection of lehigh avenue and american street i noticed a woman wearing a brightly colored overgarment. she clashed with her surroundings and caught my eye not because of what she was wearing but because she was clipping plants from the landscaping outside of a rite aid. i’m a strong proponent of guerrilla gardening and the re-allocation/ propagation of city plants but rarely do i see others participating in this exercise. i walked over and asked if i could take a few pictures of her. she gracefully took my hand and introduced herself as tatiana from armenia. when i asked why she was taking the cuttings she peacefully said she was going to place them on her altar to allah. she then said she would be happy to pose as she’s often asked which she attributed to her “historic look”

 

Pope

As you may have heard the Pope came to Philly this weekend.

Pope Francis drives around Independence Mall in his Popemobile greeting visitors before delivering a speech focusing on immigration.

Mendigo

Beggar outside the Barcelona Cathedral.

Beggar outside the Barcelong Cathedral

Blinded By God

I nearly blinded myself staring directly into the sun while taking pictures of this steeple but hey thats the life i chose.