It’s mid January and the 4th installment of our Philly Create photographer/model meet-up is upon us. Ironically, just like our first official meetup, our main concern the night before is the weather. Back in July 2018, we found ourselves face to face with an afternoon of straight rain showers. Today, the weather app says 58 degrees but it’s been changing all week - 4 days ago it said we’d be getting snow. Who knows if the weather app can really be trusted?
Regardless, with over 150 excited creatives already confirmed for the event, we knew we would have to move forward rain or shine once again. So we bundle up and head over to the designated area in the Piazza right behind Wahlburgers about 45 minutes early to get our bearings and finalize any details for the day.
When we arrive the wind is whipping around and making it feel 15 degrees colder than reported; the first thing somebody says is “…damn, it’s cold out here.” However, any nerves or doubt we had immediately go out the window as soon as the first group of creatives pulls up. The energy is indescribable; photographer eyes scan the space, already looking for the best spots with the best lighting, while models gravitate to other models with similar looks, already planning their future collaborations. By the time 11am rolls around we find ourselves surrounded by a mid-sized mob full of stylists, models, photographers, vloggers, painters, drone pilots, and any other type of creative you can imagine.
From there the creative free-for-all began to grow a mind of its own. Some of the amazing scenes that came from this talented community of creatives include:
A sporadic photoshoot with a passing Model 3 Tesla
A editorial style shoot featuring two dogs that someone happened to walk by with
A dozen models posing with no fear on a platform suspended 20 feet in the air
A special thank you to Jinxed vintage shop, Creep Records, and the 150+ creatives who helped make this our biggest photo meetup yet. Check out the photo album links below or browse the #PhillyCreate hashtag on Instagram for a look at some of the work that came out of PhillyCreate.
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