The musical and visual journey of Bill Crandall and Místochord

The musical and visual journey of Bill Crandall and Místochord

Petworth is more than porches, it's an amazing diversity of background, skills, age and talent. One of the people who help shape the cultural fabric of Petworth is Bill Crandall. Bill has lived in Petworth for over a decade, and has long thought of ways to help encourage the creativity in our neighborhood. That effort starts at his home, with his own art and a free show at the Third Floor on Sunday, November 20th.

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Photos from the Sherman Circle Halloween parade & party

Photos from the Sherman Circle Halloween parade & party

There were so many Halloween block parties and events this weekend that I decided to pick only one to shoot photos. My family and I went to the Sherman Circle Halloween parade and it was crowded! Hundreds of people attended, including about 10 different Supermen and women. Here's a photo set:

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Special "Photos of Petworth" exhibition at the Petworth Library

Special "Photos of Petworth" exhibition at the Petworth Library

The Petworth Library has been collecting photographs of the Petworth area for the past two months for a special “Photos of Petworth” program to create a visual time capsule of the Petworth neighborhood in the summer of 2016. The Library will be hosting a special exhibit this Wednesday, August 11th at 7pm.

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Meta moment with the Petworth Library photography class - join the Flickr group!

Meta moment with the Petworth Library photography class - join the Flickr group!

Ran into the Petworth Library's photography class this morning, and we ended up with me taking a photo of them taking a photo of me taking a photo of them. Nice.

Upload your photos to the Library's Flickr group and you might get selected for their Petworth Showcase! 

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Combine your love of Petworth and photography at the Library

Combine your love of Petworth and photography at the Library

The Petworth Library is hosting a “Photos of Petworth” program to create a visual time capsule of the Petworth neighborhood in the summer of 2016. They're offering two photography classes and want you to share your photos in a "time capsule" special show. Learn more... 

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Photos from the Petworth Jazz & Dance Project

Photos from the Petworth Jazz & Dance Project

I think the combination of the Petworth Jazz Project with the Petworth Dance Project makes for an incredible evening at Petworth Park.  With dancers from Kalanidhi Dance, Nancy Havlik Dance Performance Group, Countess Winfrey and Company Danzante (who danced while the jazz band Véronneau played), there was an over-abundance to listen to and watch.

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Crandall on Nat Geo: pics of the "real DC"

Local photographer Bill Crandall has a well-deserved reputation as a talented and prominent DC photographer. He was published today on the National Geographic PROOF website, in an article and picture story called "Forget Capitol Hill, These Images Show the Real D.C." by NatGeo Assistant Photo Editor Becky Harlan. 

Featuring Crandall's photography from around our local area (Shaw, Bloomingdale, Petworth), the pictures offer a snapshot of DC life away from the big dome downtown. 

More often than not, Washington, D.C., is associated with power and politics, with a dash of fireworks and monuments thrown in for good measure. That stereotype of the capital is exactly what photographer Bill Crandall avoids in his mysterious compositions of the District’s neighborhoods. His camera isn’t in the press pool but is turned on the “real city where people live.”

Check out the full article and gallery on the National Geographic PROOF website.

And congrats to Bill Crandall for being published on National Geographic!