"I run this block."
Friday Saturday (Week 27)
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Album of Philly Graffiti. - Which is up to 284 unique pieces of street art.
loladelphia has been recording Philly Graffiti Artist showing off their handstyles in his black book…Be sure to definitely check those videos out here
Here’s a short highlight video I made of my Road Trip to Salem, MA. A more in-depth one will be coming out soon. Enjoy.
"I killed two men in Florida."
Salem was dope.
Here’s a short time lapse I did with my gopro.
Also my lens was dirty that morning ._.
Back to Philly Street Photography.
What kinda advice can you offer for taking pictures in areas of philly where the locals may not be to accepting of outsiders taking photos? Basically how can I take pictures and not get in a confrontation
As my dude Hill told me, “If you walk scared, you’ll get your shit jacked.”
Walk with confidence. Walk like you belong there. When you look scared and nervous walking around a bad neighborhood people will either think you’re a cop or they’ll try to target you.
From one white dude to another, walking around like you belong there isn’t exactly easy in North Philadelphia. But there is a sense of respect that can be associated with how you present yourself. Don’t be afraid to make eye contact with people who are stoop chilling, it’s better to strike up a small convo with someone then keeping your eyes on the pavement and not acknowledging they’re there. People are going to ask you questions or make shitty remarks to you, but if you respond with confidence then it shouldn’t be a problem.
Having said that, you do need to be respectful. You’ll already look like an outsider walking around a neighborhood in North Philly so the last thing you want to do is photograph something people don’t want you to. If you feel like something isn’t right then just calmly remove yourself from the area.
I’ve been shooting Philly for 3 years and have only had one incident that was potentially dangerous. People hear about area’s of North Philly and Kensington and automatically assume it’s a horrible place. But keep in mind that everyday people live there like you and me. Since I started this site i can say that I’ve met tons of people who were nice and welcoming to me in comparison to the few assholes I’ve come across.
Spending the next few nights in Salem.. wish me luck.
Just got the homie dougiedunndidit zine in the mail. I know it’s just a rough draft but I’m loving the feel to it. Make sure y’all give my dude a follow and stay tune cause it looks like we got some collab work coming out soon!
Myself and two other Temple students recently started a Philadelphia based Tumblr entitled: Faces of Philly.
We’re just trying to start a collection of photos of all the people in Philadelphia that make this city so unique and amazing. No inspirational intentions, just…faces. Feel free to follow along and watch this project develop.
Also I highly suggest checking out the two other photographers I’m working with and giving them a follow..we do dope shit.
Faces of Philly
Marissa Nicole Pina