Philadelphia

Depictions of the urban experience have  undergone an undulating phenomenon in the 20th century. Modernists  praised urban living and the cosmopolitan perspective metropolitan  living afforded. In the post war years, the urban experience was cast in  a tarnished and critical light, leaving many to view the quartz towers  of our urban landscape with distrust and dissatisfaction.

However, in the dawning  of the 21st century the cultural tide has turned yet again. There is a  sense of new romanticism and vigor in urban living. The spirit of these  times is succinctly illustrated in my cityscapes. These sensitive  portrayals of the kinetic and optimistic aspects of the cities soul  aptly reflect the rejuvenation that urban centers are experiencing in  America and abroad.

The city of Philadelphia plays a leading character  in this renaissance. These photographs of Philadelphia’s parks burst  forth with light and life, the city streets breath mystery and promise,  beckoning the viewer towards further exploration. These images reflect  an optimistic perspective of an artist, who finding no substance in  negative depictions of his environment, yearns for a more harmonious  composition

 

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