Category Archives: Personal
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A photographic journey that includes people I miss a lot, spans one day and yet shares a big part of my life.
Rules in life are not meant to be followed. If they were, the country we live in would not exist today. Which is these chickens DO NOT live on a farm.
Before he was a guard dog for these suburban chickens. Logan survived snake bites and the occasional brushing. When he’s not keeping chicken’s safe, he’s out on a hike rolling in stanky water. Bow wow.
A friend and man of many talents.
21 Months… of pure cuteness.
Fresh from the garden, these carrots were washed in the hose and still have their greens… until Soren snaps them off like it’s her job.
Neighbor folk stop by to say hello.
A short car ride and our next stop is…
…to see family and…
…eat some fresh from the garden dinner.
Well, not all of it’s from the garden.
But pretty much all of it is grown right in this man’s backyard.
I love buildings for their geometric shapes, the symmetry they create, as well as the randomness of looking at something and not being able to explain why you are drawn to it. The photograph below is one of those images, my brain says “yes, take that, it’s good.” Well, that’s what my brain says, maybe yours says otherwise, but it’s here for the looking.
Over the years I’ve had the great fortune to work with the wonderful organization Fresh Artists, started by Barbara Allen (I must tell you that Barbara recently won the Purpose Prize) and her son Roger Allen who is a fantastic designer. I first got to know Barbara and Roger through the hands down, best architectural photographer Jeffrey Totaro, with whom I’ve worked with for quite a while now. Over the years Jeffrey and I have photographed all the kid’s art work for Fresh Artists so they are able to make large copies of these awesome works of art made by kids!
Well, since my relationship with Fresh Artists has blossomed in recent times they have invited me along to be a part of yet another fun process for in their amazing organization, to be on their installation team. and below are a few photos of Roger and I from Fresh Artist’s latest (my second) installation at the organization Research for Action located in our lovely large town of Philadelphia. We installed about 20 pieces the walls of Research for Action and it was great to see the employees faces light up with excitement and joy as we continued bringing some office cheer with original works of art created by kids.
This is as serious as we get folks. It’s always a great time working with Roger and Barbara.
Ok, maybe this is a bit more serious.
Last but not least let me say that when you experience the incredible hope that Fresh Artists provides for so many children it makes me extremely proud to be apart of even a little bit of the things they are doing. I could write for ever about the things they’re doing and even how they have changed my life but I’ll leave you with the fact that they have changed my life and that you should let them change yours too. Start by visiting their website below.
One of 20 local artists featured in the ENDANGEREDCITY show | This Friday, December 10th, 7 - 10 pm at Globe Dye Works | Philadelphia Photographer
See you there.
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).