Winter is a tough and sometimes painful time to film (No gloves! – makes it impossible to operate the camera), but it’s also one of the most beautiful and uniquely alive times of year. There are short periods of time, between a fresh snowfall and when it turns to brown mush, where our neighbors are out shoveling, hurling snowballs at each others heads or just staring out of their windows.
I love these scenes so much, and not just because they’re beautiful, but because the city is full of energy. Everyone’s thinking about the snow, kids have off from school, employees if they are so lucky. It feels like we’re all in it together and I love that feeling so much that you can expect to see me out there (gloveless) year after year.
Special thanks to my neighbors, the lovely people of Passyunk East, and this city for being the best.