Over the past four weeks, we’ve photographed scores of optimistic Philadelphians in our home studio, as part of our pre-election, anti-angst photo campaign…
Click here to learn more about the smiling artists in our windows at E. Passyunk Avenue & Tasker Street – and our quest to show hundreds more upbeat Philadelphians on our blog.
ON THE STREET WHERE WE LIVE…
Today we’ll stroll our South Philadelphia neighborhood to introduce you to just a handful of the equally upbeat business people and customers we’ve met during our four years here….
Metro Mens Clothing, Halo Hair
Last fall we introduced you to the art-filled home and fabulous gardens of Philadelphia Dumpster Diver Randy Dalton and his longtime partner Michael Martin Mills.
(Michael Martin Mills, left, and Randy Dalton in their always summery dining room.)
And, yes, you can still tour their house and garden on our website, and read the blog post about them here.
RANDY’S BLUE GROTTO
But Randy had a magical surprise up his always blue sleeve – one we planned to interview him about later this year: His Blue Grotto art environment.
(Randy’s Blue Grotto contains hundreds of blue lights, sculptures, found objects,
photos and more, in support of his “Do Blue!” campaign for the arts)