www.earthlightimages.com www.photographsofphiladelphia.com facebook Armond is a native Philadelphian who grew up in a South Philadelphia Italian neighborhood. Over the years he has lived in various parts of the city; Center City, West Philadelphia, Germantown and Powellton Village. Being able to walk around Philadelphia through parks that William Penn designed; seeing private homes where the first leaders of our country lived; visiting buildings where the revolution was planned and the country founded with eyes opened wide with this awareness is of profound importance to Armond, and a deep source of artistic and personal inspiration. “As I walk around this City of Brotherly Love I sense that I am in a European city with its small alleys and large boulevards that are lined with buildings that have Greek, Roman, French and English influences”. The photographs on Photographs of Philadelphia are part of an ongoing collection of images of those locales that are of historical interest, national importance, and of course the profound beauty of the birthplace of America.
“My attraction to color started at an early age. In elementary school I was exposed to the paintings of the masters, especially the Impressionists, and Thomas Eakins, a Philadelphia Artist. At this same time I started devouring Western movies. These two disparate influences melded into the foundation of my artistic vision. It wasn’t until 1969 that I started using a camera to explore and develop this vision. I consider myself a colorist.”
“The scenes and objects in my art are photographed for the color they embody. Ray K. Metzker, Georgia O’Keeffe, Ernst Haas, and Raghubir Singh are among my major influences. I studied at the Tyler School of Art, The Philadelphia College of Art, the Fleisher Art Memorial, and the Community College of Philadelphia with leading photographers and theorists in the field including Ray K. Metzker, Jack Carnell, Thomas Goodman, Tom Porett, Fred Osborne, and George Krauss.”
A photographer and educator since 1968, Armond Scavo has taught photography and color darkroom technique, as well as developing art education programs for children. Earth Light Images was founded in 1985 to provide greater accessibility to his art. Through Earth Light Images he exhibits and sells his work through art exhibitions and crafts shows nationwide. http://earthlightimages.com/ Armond started taking photographs of Philadelphia early on, but in 2000 with his Rittenhouse Square winter series, He became passionate about photographing both contemporary and historic Philadelphia. In 2009 he created a new website specifically dedicated to photographs of Philadelphia: www.photographsofphiladelphia.com
Through this website he shares the beauty and character of Philadelphia and the love he has for his hometown. He also shares his thoughts and information about Philadelphia Among the various awards and honors he has received are those from the New Jersey Center For the Visual Arts, The Perkins Art Center, the Mid Atlantic Arts Council, the Chestnut Hill Arts Association, Central Pennsylvania of the Arts , Armonk Arts Festival, Cape may Arts Center, Ocean City N.J. Board Walk Art Show, as well as accommodations from the city of Philadelphia.
Armond Scavo Photography has been featured in “25 Best Tours for Getting to Know Philadelphia” http://vacationidea.com/ideas/best-philadelphia-tours.html#slide12
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