If there’s one thing I can attest to, it’s that Philadelphia is by far one of the most Instagrammable cities in America right now. From its burgeoning street art scene, to its quaint, brick row houses, to its ever-growing array of exciting public spaces, Philadelphia is a photographer's dream -- and I’m living it! After five years of documenting the streets of Philadelphia for my photo blog, StreetsDept.com, I am more in love with my hometown than ever before. And I’ve got the photos to prove it.
My adoration for photographing Philly stems directly from my enthusiasm for the city’s lively street art and graffiti scene. (Modern-day graffiti, it should be mentioned, began in Philadelphia -- not New York or LA -- in the '60s with a writer named Cornbread.) During the past five years, some of my favorite street artists have used this medium to call attention to a number of the city’s ills.