The Fairmount Water works

TweetShare  A little history of Philadelphia, PA. The Water Works was constructed between 1812 and 1815, on the east bank of the Schuylkill River pumped water up the hill into a large reservoir atop Faire Mount (now site of the Philadelphia Museum of Art). a 1,600-foot-long (490 m) dam was built across the Schuylkill to …

Screenshot of my Viewbug Rankings

2016 View Bug Overall Rankings Are In

TweetShare  One of my photo sharing networks I frequently participate in is VieBug.com . I signed up back in March of 2016 . I uploaded 43 of my best images taken during the year. I was very surprised that I ranked up in the top 10% of photographers world-wide. Viewbug is a photo sharing network …

An Image of an old woman walking by an old piano set out on the crb for trash

Why I Am Attracted To Trash

TweetShare  Trash Day is the day that I carry my a camera with me wherever I go. People throw away some really cool stuff! I’m like a little boy when it comes to refuse.My childhood counterpart and I would forage through a pile of broken lawnmower engines that were discarded by the park groundskeepers in …

Pennsylvania SPCA locations

Shelter Dogs-Series

TweetShare  I work with the Pennsylvania S.P.C.A. on a volunteer basis. I shoot pictures of the dogs in the shelter that need to be adopted. Every week I make a list of dog listings up for adoption that do not have photographs of them. A picture is worth 1,000 words on the listings. All of …

An Image of the home Depot Tower by Rusty Smith

The Home Depot Tower

TweetShare  We live within a mile of this tower so I see it every day. So why not photograph it? I mean you can see it from just about every where in the Lower Northeast section of Philadelphia. Here is the story: 1920 was the year that Sears, Roebuck & Co. expanding eastward from Chicago, …

Lord? Have Mercy

TweetShare  The lighting, the man’s pose and colors of his clothes all came together like a classic portrait, on a warm Memorial Day, so I had to shoot him. My image  sparks  many stories in the minds of my viewers. But here is the real story. “I was waiting outside of Urban Outfitters on Walnut Street while …

Northern Liberties-The Voyeur

TweetShare  This image is creepy to me because I’m looking into someone’s past life through a broken wall. This is snapshot of how someone may have lived at one point in time.We will not admit it, but  everybody has an instinctual curiosity when they walk past on open window of a house. People will look …

The Holidays: Digital Painting

TweetShare  I want to find a holly branch but I can’t find a bush growing wild anywhere. So I gad to settle for some Christmas tree clippings that I found at one of those Christmas tree dealers that pop up, along the road, after Thanksgiving. I bought the candle base a few years back as …

Study of Crimson

TweetShare  A few days past Thanksgiving, my color scheme needs to transform into reds, greens…..Christmas, New Year’s, & Valentine’s themes. as a freelance, I need to be three months ahead the current date so that I can sell my images to publications and Greeting Card Companies. My digital painting here is a cloned photograph that …