the white lighter

Admittedly, this blog and its maintainer have eclectic tastes. "Eclectic," as you might suspect, is a nice way of saying that there is very little intertwining theme to any of this. If you end up liking some (or most) of the things I like, you might find that wondrous.

I seek to post only items which are credited to the originator, be it fine art, photography, tattoos, or writing. If you see something uncredited, do feel free to point it out to me. Also: ask anything. Call me out if I fuck up. Give props if you feel like it. Ask questions. I like internet interaction.
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Some days, I really, really, really love the internet.

He lived in Philly — someone probably did steal his parking space.

(via mydrunkkitchen)


Jeffrey Stockbridge. Kensington Blues.

During the 19th century, Kensington Avenue in North Philadelphia was a symbol of abundance and prosperity. It once was nationally recognized as one of the leaders in the textile industry. Today, Kensington Avenue is abundant in prostitution, drug lords, drug addicts, and poverty.

Photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge, intrigued by Kensington’s history and current situation, creates Kensington Blues, a collection of photographs that capture the essence of the infamous North Philly Avenue and its urban decay by focusing on its daily activity, its inhabitants, and its cluttered,dirty landscapes in decay.


Via Beautiful/Decay

My grandmother was born and raised in Kensington. But this is Philadelphia, now.

I really fucking love this city. 34/365 #365days #365ofLZ #Philadelphia



Philadelphia based fiber artist Erin M. Riley is tackling taboo issues with her loom. She’s capturing the issues of today’s generation with very old school traditional form of storytelling. Her threads weave together depictions of female sexuality, drug use, birth control, car crashes, selfies, among others. The results of which are breathtaking in a very perverse way - most of the images will make you feel as if you’re sneaking a peek at private photos on someones phone, the element of being privy to what’s going on behind the scene but not being talked about - and at second glance you can’t help but stare in awe at the painstaking efforts that go into her work. 

Erin’s work will be showing at Philadelphia based Paradigm Gallery + Studio from August 30th - October 12th, 2013. Hope you can make it out, these tapestries are sure to stir up a dialogue.

(via mattlodder)


obligatory #fishtown #vscocam


my show PROTECTION SPELLS will be opening may 9th at benna’s cafe in Philadelphia, PA.  These are graphite, colored pencil, and liquid acrylic on mylar.   i will be in town to attend the opening in addition to spending 2 days tattooing at Art Machine Productions.  Everyone I’ve met from tumblr has been super awesome and I really appreciate having this outlet to get my work out to people who are into it.  I really hope I get to meet some of you while I’m out there! 



Leopard-print couple. (at Crash Bang Boom)

This is where I get all of my hair dye locally, just so y’all know. Philadelphia, you can get the full line of Special FX dye (assuming they are producing the full line, they are notorious for making some colors once per year). 


Philadelphia, PA - the well-lit City of Liberty, Rocky, Brotherly Love and Cheese Steak.

Home sweet home.


Burial At Sea is a depiction of the “burial by winds”, a life unattached to the world or existing in the world but not of it, washed to the ocean unnoticed by anyone/thing. This ballpoint pen drawing is in the back bedroom near the closet next to the window right now at 6:06 PM EST Jan. 15 2013. Exact dimensions forthcoming. Thank you for reading!

If you like art, please consider following my friend’s new tumblr. His name is Justin Duerr and I have posted his art here before. 

My best friend’s house.