Sofia

I was driving around North Philly last fall and caught a glimpse of this striking spot. The contrast of the colorful decaying leaves against the rusted metal and industrial facade was the perfect setting for some moody fashion oriented portraits. I sent my model, Sofia, a snapshot of the location and she told me had the perfect dress to match the tone. The building is owned by Verizon and I had a feeling that putting in a request to shoot on their property would be either ignored or denied. So we went guerrilla style. I set up two lights on rolling boom stands, one equipped with a beauty dish and the other I honestly can’t remember ( i really need to start documenting my behind the scenes setup) There was no opening in the fence so we had to lift everything and everyone over. I figured we’d have a few minutes to work before someone came out to yell at us and at most i’d get to fire off a few test shots. After and hour and a half of shooting various set-ups in different spots we wrapped without incident. I love discovering random locations to shoot. If and when I come across some place interesting I generally take a picture, write down where it is and upload it to a folder on my computer. I’ve got about fifty places I still haven’t gotten to yet. Any volunteers wanna step in?

Sofia, fashion portraits in a natural fall setting

Sofia, fashion portraits in a natural fall setting

Sofia, fashion portraits in a natural fall setting

Sofia, fashion portraits in a natural fall setting

Sofia, fashion portraits in a natural fall setting

Sofia, fashion portraits in a natural fall setting

In ‘N’ Out

i was driving around my parents town looking for something to shoot late last night and stumbled upon this site. back in high school when i took my first photo class i shot this very same spot. it was my first time shooting with high speed film at night. ahh the memories. i’ve been looking for that original photo everywhere. when i find it. i’ll post it.


Breakwater

breakwater leading out to long point on the eastern edge of cape cod

Forgotten Splendor

the grand ol’ divine lorraine hotel at broad and fairmount. once a display or architectural greatness. now an eyesore in a blighted neighborhood.

Don

don doing what don does best.

Dan Hughes At El Bar

as stated above. a picture of dan hughes at el bar. nothing more, nothing less.

Kevin

this is kevin. i met kevin outside a bar. we had a chat.

L’Chaim

this is the canadian indie rock version of karaoke. too many people on stage not really cooperating with each other. this was a very painful rendition of happy birthday.

Slanted Shadows

early afternoon shadows on a wall.

jared.g | philadelphia, pa, usa | 4.7.11 | canon 7d