Subways II

Here is our second subway installment, with several more to go.  In this installment we focus in on people and how they carry themselves while having to sit closer than desired with the rest of the humanity.

 

All Photos by Lori Foxworth and Paul Gentile.

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Subways

What is there to say about subways?  They’re not clean.  They’re not always safe.  They are a fixture for most of us in urban life.  In Manhattan there is no better way to get across the island in my opinion.  But it’s a tough choice, do I sit in a cab in traffic while the meter keeps adding up and have a few meters of space to myself or do I cram in like sardines for some change and ride the subway?  In Philly it’s a tougher choice, the underground doesn’t reach the whole city, buses and trollies fill the void.  Getting around Philly via cab is a little easier but it seems a little more expensive than NYC.

But none of that is what draws us to subways, it’s the grit, the architecture, the lighting, the vanishing points, it’s a product of the industrial age, and despite all this it’s mostly the people.  People.  Every shape, size and color.  Most normal or at least semi-normal but just enough nuts thrown in to make things interesting.  People and industrial age subterranean transportation, I’ll take it over highways any day.

 

All photos by Lori Foxworth and Paul Gentile.

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RIP Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs memorial outside Apple store, Walnut Street, Philadelphia

Photos in Gallery by Mike Carroll

Come on Irene

We’ll admit it.  We love random weather fronts and the photographic opportunities they provide.

While we would never intentionally suggest that anyone go out with their cameras in a hurricane to get photos… well…you know… if you were out with your cameras or fancy phones and snapped a few of you and your life and random strangers in your path…well…we’d love to see ‘em!

We’re planning to snap a few ourselves…stay posted!

Philadelphia rocked this afternoon

Approximately 1:53 pm this afternoon buildings shook throughout the region.  A 5.8 earthquake with an epicenter 34 miles northwest of Richmond, Va. hit the East Coast.  Tall buildings are currently being evacuated to check for damages.  Some rail and mass-transits systems are delayed due to the earthquake.  PATCO has suspended service temporarily.

It was felt from Martha’s Vineyard to North Carolina.

Map of Earthquake here

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Clothing Optional

Some will be nude, some partially and others fully clothed.  But once again the Philadelphia Naked Bike Ride returns to do their circuit around Center City on Sunday September 4th.

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We’re Back!

I know!  I know!  We’ve been pretty much MIA the past few weeks.  But I was only a measly weekend Philly chick, which just wasn’t enough time to do her justice photographically.  So despite our apparent absence, we’ve been running around like lunatics getting me all moved in to this beautiful city so we can bring you double the Daily Cheesesteak we’ve all grown to love!

That being said, we’re always looking for contributors!  So grab your camera phones, fancy DSLRs, or yummy old film camera, and shoot your Philly!  Her buildings, people, food, bars or style…whatever strikes you.

Got an event you’d like on our calendar?  Let us know!  We’ve always got a spot for you.

Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Lori Foxworth

Style Creep

Absolutely stunning July day in Rittenhouse

Stylecreep

Random people so cool we had to shoot ‘em

Skating City Hall

Name:  Randy Hamilton and Nick Lalk

Randy:  I’m 17 years old

Nick:  I’m 15 years old

Randy:  I actually work in a deli, I’m a fry cook, I make cheesesteaks, all that.

Nick: I’m currently a sophomore at Eastern High School, no job

What’s the first piece of technology that you fell in love with?

Randy:  My skateboard.  Ever since I was a little I looked at pro skaters I just always wanted to skate.  It’s just something you live.  You’re so much apart from mainstream sports like football and baseball, but this is our life and we just gotta live it.  That’s what we do.  I started at the beginning of my 6th grade year, and I’m a senior in high school right now.  I skated here in Philly, New Jersey, all over the place even in Florida.  I skate every chance I get.  I mean, I work full time, but I also go to school and all that, and I still skate every chance I get even if I’m physically exhausted.  My first deck was a Darkstar deck.  I remember it distinctly.  I went to a skatepark in the mall and they had decks for sale and my dad just bought one.

Nick:  It was definitely my skate board.  It just takes your mind off everything and you don’t focus on anything besides it.  I’ve been skating since I was 3, but I started doing bigger stuff when I was in the 8th grade, around 13 years old.  I always looked up to professional skaters, and I just wanted to get better with it.  I skate every chance I get, when I’m not in school.  First skateboard was an Elements skateboard deck, I don’t know ever since then I’ve moved onto other decks, and I’ve broken a lot.… around 30.   I wasn’t good right away.  I was around the 8th grade when I started getting good.

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