Joe D moved to Philly from the Midwest in 1994 and still hasn’t gotten used to it. Philly is still just as mesmerizing as confusing. These photos represent and attempt to document that feeling. He can be found trying to get a picture of a laundromat sign or peeling paint or manhole covers. Follow him on Instagram: @rokojoe
Melissa MacAllister drives along solitary Bucks County roads, stopping to catch quick moments of natural beauty. She has been featured in Certain Circuits, and her work has been shown by Drexel University, at the Rotunda at the University of Pennsylvania, and on the Media Wall at Center City Sips as part of Certain Circuits events. Follow her on Instagram: @melissa_ann_marie
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Ryan Hogan—Calendar Islands
I gravitate towards the blog as a mode of presentation because I like how the continuous accumulation of images creates a cinematic experience which can reveal narratives that unfold on a wider timescale.
Fabio Sassi started making visual artworks after varied experiences in music, writing and photography. He makes acrylics with the stencil technique on board, canvas, or other media. He uses logos, tiny objects and what is considered to have no worth by the mainstream. Fabio lives and works in Bologna, Italy.
His work can be viewed at www.fabiosassi.foliohd.com
Melissa MacAllister captures beauty all around her. She finds beauty in simple things that for others often form part of the background. She participates in the ritual of taking pictures every day. Melissa lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and has been a nanny for two girls for ten years. Her subject matter is often animals, the children she tends, landscapes, and self-portraits. @melissamariemac
Eleanor Leonne Bennett is a 16 year old internationally award winning photographer and artist who has won first places with National Geographic,The World Photography Organisation, Nature’s Best Photography, Papworth Trust, Mencap, The Woodland trust and Postal Heritage. Her photography has been published in the Telegraph , The Guardian, BBC News Website and on the cover of books and magazines in the United states and Canada. Her art is globally exhibited , having shown work in London, Paris, Indonesia, Los Angeles, Florida,Washington,Scotland,Wales,Ireland,Canada,Spain,Germany, Japan, Australia and The Environmental Photographer of the year Exhibition (2011) amongst many other locations. She was also the only person from the UK to have her work displayed in the National Geographic and Airbus run “See The Bigger Picture” global exhibition tour with the United Nations International Year Of Biodiversity 2010.
From São Paulo, Brazil, Viviana Minorelli is an artist photographer. She also is a playwright, actor, educator, and social activist. Her exhibitions include group shows “Family in the Heights” and “The Art of the Photograph,” and a solo in Australia entitled “The Ultra Violet.” In her classes on photography, Minorelli combines meditation and visualization as a way of initiating new ways of approaching and perceiving one’s environment.
Fabio Sassi: PHOTOGRAPHY
Fabio Sassi from Bologna, Italy
Fabio Sassi started making visual artworks after varied experiences in music, writing and photography. He makes acrylics with the stencil technique on board, canvas, or other media. He uses logos, tiny objects and what is considered to have no worth by the mainstream. Fabio lives and works in Bologna, Italy. His work can be viewed at www.fabiosassi.foliohd.com
JEFF HARRISON and MELISSA MacALLISTER
Three poems by Jeff Harrison:
Baron von Greedy,
Tho quite shy,
Can be seen from miles away
Who here is subdued?
Well, the spider
Is still somewhat subdued
The birth of Venus
It’s a foggy season
Jeff Harrison has publications from Writers Forum, MAG Press, Persistencia Press, White Sky Books, and Furniture Press. He has e-books from Blazevox, xPress(ed), Argotist Ebooks, and Chalk Editions. His poetry has appeared in An Introduction to the Prose Poem (Firewheel Editions), The Hay(na)ku Anthology Vol. II (Meritage Press), The Chained Hay(na)ku Project (Meritage Press),Sentence: a Journal of Prose Poetics, Otoliths, Xerography, Moria, NOON: journal of the short poem, Dusie, MiPOesias, Big Bridge, and elsewhere.
Melissa MacAllister captures beauty all around her. She finds beauty in simple things that for others often form part of the background. She participates in the ritual of taking pictures every day. Melissa lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and has been a nanny for two girls for ten years. Her subject matter is often animals, the children she tends, landscapes, and self-portraits.
MARSHA ROSENZWEIG PINCUS photography:
"Homage to Georgia"
"Gods in Trees"
Marsha Rosenzweig Pincus retired from teaching high school in Philadelphia after 34 years to pursue her own writing. As fate would have it, she developed writers block. So she bought a camera, enrolled in art classes, and found new ways of representing her inner life. Her mixed media collages appeared at the Muse Gallery in Philadelphia last winter.
Reflections and Refractions grows from my interests in Jungian psychology, and the relationship between word and image. I believe that images which come to us from the collective unconscious connect with people in deep and meaningful ways. I am currently working on a book that includes poems, and stories written by others in dialogue with these and other photographs from the series.
Our next deadline is September 1 for inclusion in the October or November issues. We fill issues on an as received basis so submit early for inclusion in October’s multimedia issue. All published work is in consideration for our annual print issue, 3.1 (slated for spring 2013). Priority is given to collaborative and cross genre work.
To be published on certaincircuits.org
(as appears on certaincircuits.tumblr.com)
Art: all genres considered, send link to portfolio
Video/film/audio: send embed code or link
Poetics: all genres considered, send in the body of an email or as a MS Word document, PDF considered for concrete poetry
Prose: 1500 words or less, send in the body of an email or as a MS Word document, PDF considered
Email to email@example.com.
Garden of Decay
ZigZag Handmade Art Collective
Photographer: Aubrey Keegan
Model: Catie Keegan
Eleanor Leonne Bennett is an amateur photographer and artist for Cheshire, England. She has won the Woodland Trust Nature Detectives Art Competition three times. She also won first place in National Geographic’s UK Kids Photography Competition and the World Photography Organisation Photomonth Youth Award. eleanorleonnebennett.zenfolio.com
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