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This photo is one example of many of the animals you meet at head height walking down the sidewalks of Fishtown. Some of the animals greet you with a stare or a raised eye brow that says “I’m bored, then there are the ones who want you out of their sight and act like raving maniacs as soon as they see you in their winow territory. But this photo could be a whole theme on it’s own. This is my freshest photo from the Fishtown Series. Just scratch and sniff. It’s Fresh out the camera just for y’all.
Walking down Thompson St. Andrew and I ran in to Yona. She’s currently fostering these two little rascals. They really don’t have names since they haven’t been placed in a permanent home. They’re some mix of a terrier slash shepherd slash boxer, and they seem like they weigh about 40 LBS and I’m pretty sure you should take them both. They’re up for adoption and if you’re interested please let me know by getting in touch. Send me an email to SETH SHIMKONIS AT GMAIL DOT COM (written like that to avoid receiving spam).
Home Sweet Home Baby! This photo isn’t the front of my house, but it is in my neighborhood and I love it. It’s crazy here. There is such a mix of people here. And those people’s houses reflect who they are. Fishtown is mutli-generational where people’s entire families live here, it’s hipster, artsy, dirty, old, new, trendy, scary and just perfect. Walk around, come see for yourself.
It’s been a while since I last wondered around to shoot photos of Fishtown. In the past I’ve typically done this with Murphy my black lab. It was easy to shoot pictures of the neighborhood I live in when I had to walk my dog. It was simple, I just brought my camera with me and I had a dog to protect me or fend off any people who might want my camera for themselves.
So now that my commute to work is only a ten minute walk and I no longer have Murphy, I’ve decided to continue my Fishtown photos. I really enjoy wondering around shooting photos of anything (I mean, isn’t that how most people get started in photography?), but lately or the past few years I’ve been fixated on buildings and the shapes they contain, make up or just are. It’s my personal work. I no longer have Murphy to walk or fend of those camera wanting folks, but I’ve really missed not shooting these photos. So I am continuing with my Fishtown photos. Take a gander.
These are the photographs from the Fishtown Series I exhibited in our show on December 4th at Part Time Studios’ in house artist show. All photographs are for sale.
Original print size is 16.5 x 12.5″ unframed $50.00 or framed for $100.00
Purchase the whole 16.5 12.5″ series unframed for $225.00 or 475.00 framed
There is an unframed 5×7 take home version for 50.00 unframed.
Thanks for checking it out!
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Today, while sitting in the living room relaxing on my first Saturday off since wedding season started, Kamil and I were drawn outside by some street fighting. It wasn’t a street brawl; it was a boxing match, literally. Two guys on our block occasionally break out the gloves and start knocking each other around. So, I grabbed my camera and joined the rest of our neighbors for a good show. It was all for sport, so even though this is a city, and sometimes arguments come to blows, remember, this is the City of Brotherly Love… My Philadelphia.