Cell at Eastern State

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Alex Trejo Photographs

I was killing time in Northern Liberties and stumbled into Alex Trejo's photography gallery on Liberties Walk, just across 2nd Street from the Piazza at Schmidts. I bought one photograph, and I'll definitely be back.

This one is a view of the Smith Memorial in West Fairmount Park, the same stone arches St. Martin's used on the cover of "Wolves."

According to the web, Alex used to work for an architecture firm, which isn't surprising given his interest not just in photographing some of Philly's most interesting landmarks, but the way he plays with creating different moods with lighting, color and perspective.

The result is work that can suggest the heroic or mythic, or sort of ghostly or menacing. On his website, Alex says he's interested in story, and it's easy to see these photographs as suggesting a narrative.

Hope you'll stop by and check out Alex's gallery,
R. Alexander Trejo, Fine Art Photography,
down on Liberties Walk of Second. Visit his website here, and keep an eye out for one of his exhibitions around town.

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