Just a dusting in Philadelphia

A blizzard had been predicted but we woke up with just a dusting this morning here in the Washington West section of Philadelphia. (More photos: Wash West News)

Paying it forward in Philadelphia

Customers check out notes on the wall Saturday night at Rosa’s Fresh Pizza in Center City Philadelphia.

When you order a slice at Rosa’s, you will be invited to pre-purchase another slice for a homeless Philadelphian and leave a note of your own behind.

The restaurant has been handing out about thirty to forty slices per day over the past eight months, totalling about 8,500 slices altogether, according to a report from ellentv.com.

If you can’t get there in person, you can now make online purchases of slices to give away.

Winter Weekend

Wet snow was falling as a concert broke early Saturday morning at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, Pa., just outside of Philadelphia. The National Weather Service is predicting more snow in the coming days.

The crowd in Upper Darby was leaving a performance by comedian John Oliver:

Kathy and I went to see John Oliver make fun of all of us tonight at the Tower Theater:

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Philly News Video

Another one of my projects is phillynewsvideo.com. I shoot, edit and distribute news video with a workflow using only tools which I can fit in my pocket, including my iPhone, a Canon S110 camera, and the tiniest of tripods. Here is one recent production:

In Philadelphia, thousands participated in Monday’s ReclaimMLK Day March.  The march was calling for “an end to “Stop & Frisk,” an increase in minimum wage, and a full funding formula for schools,” according to powerphiladelphia.org.

After a rally at School District of Philadelphia headquarters at 440 North Broad Street, the march proceeded south on North Broad Street, around Philadelphia City Hall and east on Market Street to Independence Mall. This video was captured at 7th and Market Streets.

You can follow on Twitter using the #ReclaimMLK and#ReclaimMLKPHL hashtags, find more info at facebook.com/ReclaimMLKPHL, including an event map, and read more at newsworks.org and citypaper.net.

Reflections from New York

World Trade Center One, the Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan are reflected in the panes of a colored glass garden house sculpture in DUMBO as a tug boat chugs up the East River Wednesday morning. I have posted more photos from my recent visits to New York City at: instagram.com/jimmacmillan

#ReclaimMLK Day March draws thousands in Philadelphia

In Philadelphia, thousands participated in Monday’s #ReclaimMLK Day March.  The march was calling for “an end to “Stop & Frisk,” an increase in minimum wage, and a full funding formula for schools,” according to powerphiladelphia.org.

Selected photos from my Instagram account

I just added this group of photos from my Instagram account as a Recent Work page in the main menu.

I have not been working in photojournalism very often during the most recent years, due to new endeavors as well as contractions in the old industry, but I still apply traditional principles to my social media photography.

Here are some random selections from past few years. Click on any image to scroll through a rotating slideshow of larger images with more information: