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“When the Neighborhood’s Not Looking” by Photographer Billy Cress

A selection of images from “When the Neighborhood’s Not Looking”, a series and subsequent photobook by Philadelphia, PA-based photographer Billy Cress. A self-described “self-taught art photography hobbyist”, Cress’ work ranges from street photography to still life. He’s interested in quiet moments, and uses photography as “a lens to give prosaic subjects artistic merit”. Taken throughout Delaware, Philadelphia, Camden and Cape May Counties, Cress’ quirky photographs make evident his eye for the humor and humanity in the everyday.

“In writing the idea is to show, not tell. A photograph often does both. Yet the photographs in this book neither say nor show. They merely are. The peripatetic peregrinations of an ordinary life, they function just like our own lives: they start, they stop, they snap, and they continue. They are the stillness in between monuments, the points between A and B, those average places where people are born, buried, and born again, with miles of lives in between.” 

See more from “When the Neighborhood’s Not Looking” below!

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