Hey photography enthusiasts: When was the last time you walked around like a tourist in your home city and took touristy photographs? Has it been a minute?
I’m ashamed to admit that it’s been a long while for me.
I love my adopted hometown of Philadelphia, but I’ve been so busy and unmotivated to make photographs for the very reason why I got into photography, that I needed to re-evaluate my life. So, after I left the closing celebration for Philadelphia Assembled at the Perelman Building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, I decided that I was going to take out my Nikon and make some night photographs of Philadelphia’s most popular/newest holiday attractions.
During the three-month run of the Philadelphia Assembled exhibit, I took many walks down the Parkway to City Hall during the evenings. But because I rarely had my DSLR camera with me, I missed a lot of opportunities to make images, and I really didn’t want to pull out my trusty iPad to make some half-assed stuff. Instead, I would put my earbuds in and listen to my favorite walking music, keeping my head down and eyes straight ahead, because yeah, this is Philly and also because my heart wasn’t in making anything.
But this night was different. We had our first snow of the season, the air was crisp and chilly and I was in no real hurry to get home (and, I could still feel my fingers). So… why not?
Philly is pretty awesome, especially during the holiday season! Oh, and by the way, Happy Holidays and thank you as always for your support!