July 18, 1986 |
Prowling the back alleys of the city in search of photo galleries (which is getting harder and harder with all the trash piling up), I fail to find any new ones. But I have come across something Philadelphia has lots of: restaurants. True, but irrelevant, you say? Wrong, for restaurants happen to be a great source of wall space. And a lot of them fill it with photography. We photophiles would love to think that the city's restaurateurs are grand proponents of the photographic medium, taking up the slack where the galleries often fail us. But the art shows that hang in restaurants are little more than afterthoughts to the owners, proud as they may be of them.
November 18, 1993 |
Marc Okkonen, the author who gave us the definitive book on "Baseball Uniforms of the 20th Century" last year, is back with a Christmas gift idea for baseball fans of more recent vintage. His new book is "Baseball Memories, 1950-59, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50s. " And "scrapbook" is the perfect description for Okkonen's latest work because he uses bits and scraps from countless publications and other sources to provide us with a photograph of virtually every player who saw any action at all in the majors during the 1950s.
January 19, 2003 |
Affectionate portrait photographs of friends, loved ones, neighbors and fellow artists taken over a recent two-year period by Brian H. Peterson fill gallery walls at Widener University. Well known as the senior curator at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, this Lower Gwynedd resident is also a prolific photographer who has had more than 25 one-man photo exhibits since 1980. If his Widener show provides its own distinctive vantage on this artist's portraits, a subject he has not exhibited before, it also represents a coming full circle of sorts for Peterson's work as a whole, as some of his earlier and quite familiar nature and landscape themes are included here.
March 20, 2009 |
Someday. That's what I said whenever I thought about organizing years of family photos. Someday, when my home life is no longer hectic, when I'm on top of all the bills, when five nights worth of dinners are in the freezer, when all the laundry is put away, when my hair doesn't need coloring, when I'm caught up with work, when friends don't need calling, dogs don't need grooming, kids don't need rides to practice, and I'm tired of playing computer...
December 4, 2014 |
More than 41 million people in the United States have posted their profile on dating websites - and yet only a small percentage seem to know how to snap a good picture of themselves. Selfie in the mirror? Bad idea. Jumping a mogul from far, far away? Uh-uh. Artsy picture with moody shadows? Nope. And so another industry has been born: professional profile-picture photography. Not to be confused with Glamour Shots, these photos fall somewhere between an actor head shot and an exterior portrait, said Gordon Gooch, founder of DatingHeadshots.com.
December 13, 2012 |
Billy and Renee Shindle shut the door to the billiards room, if just for a brief moment. They'd been pulled in countless directions all evening, but after their marriage ceremony, the newlyweds just wanted a few private moments together. "We were entertaining our guests and my husband said, 'Come with me for a minute,' " Renee said. Next thing she knew, she was propped up on a pool table being kissed. Then they noticed a third person in the room - their wedding photographer, Jeremy Wolfe.
June 29, 2010
An arrest warrant was issued for a US Airways pilot who allegedly used a cell phone last week to take upskirt photos of a 15-year-old girl at Philadelphia International Airport. Joseph Pereira, 55, faces misdemeanor charges of corrupting the morals of a minor, stalking, and breach of privacy, said Lt. Frank Vanore. Pereira, of Wexford, Pa., is expected to surrender in Philadelphia on Tuesday. The incident occurred in a terminal about 7:15 p.m. Thursday, police said. US Airways suspended Pereira pending the investigation, a spokeswoman said last week.
May 10, 2010 |
Federal agents can examine webcam photos and other information secretly collected from students' laptops and stored in the Lower Merion School District's computer network, a judge has ruled. Acting on a request from federal prosecutors, U.S. District Judge Jan E. DuBois agreed to broaden an earlier order that limited the release of the photos to the students or their parents and lawyers. His order was signed Friday and made public Monday. FBI agents and prosecutors want to review the images to see whether any laws were broken when school district employees activated a tracking system that snapped photos and copied screen images from lost or stolen laptops.
December 12, 2011 |
The Fraternal Order of Police blasted the Barbera's on the Boulevard car dealership today for using photos of fallen officers in a recent billboard campaign. On Friday, FOP President John McNesby said he began receiving calls that Barbera's was using the photos of the officers and the Philadelphia Police Department and FOP emblems in its billboard advertisements. "Somebody called me and said 'What are we doing?' " McNesby said. "So, I rolled out there and when I looked, I just couldn't believe what I saw. " The billboards, one of which was spotted at Ashburner Street near Torresdale Avenue in Holmesburg today, read: "We will always remember because Barbera cares.