// Small actions, local impact —> Big changes.
Some days I miss the daily hustle of working as a news photographer for the @phillycitypaper. In the years after the paper folded, the focus of my work shifted and straddled, and continues to do so now. Food and restaurant photography is super fulfilling, creative, fun. But there's a part of my core that gets so energized when I get to work on projects that just allow me to wander the streets with nothing but a camera and a notepad. This has been my work lately, and it makes me so happy.
This is Mildred Johnson. I photographed her for a series I’m working on with my friend @ajaxworks for @planphilly. Miss Johnson has lived in East Parkside since 1956, and has maintained the Viola Street Community garden for decades. We got to relate on gardening in our respective neighborhoods, and shared with me that her late husband was also named Neil. Her passion and commitment to her home, her block is shared amongst many of the residents in Parkside, and in Philadelphia at large. Something that I think we can all take note from generations before us. Small, local impact can make lasting change that make ripples and waves globally.