Around Philadelphia

by James Conley

Yes, [Philadelphia is] horrible, but in a very interesting way. There were places there that had been allowed to decay, where there was so much fear and crime that just for a moment there was an opening to another world. It was fear, but it was so strong, and so magical, like a magnet, that your imagination was always sparking in Philadelphia.... I just have to think of Philadelphia now, and I get ideas, I hear the wind, and I'm off into the darkness somewhere.” 

– David Lynch, quoted by Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer Film Critic


David Lynch moved to Philadelphia when he was 20 years old to study painting and drawing at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The area of town in which he lived is affectionately known as Eraserhood—a play on the title of his 1977 feature film.

Apogeo Photos member James Conley is based in Philadelphia. This is a collection of film and digital images he's made while wandering through Eraserhood. A ten image picture package is available as a Despatch.


Lynch Silver Prints

One of a kind set of eight prints from James Conley's Eraserhood series. These are traditional, silver-based black and white prints, printed by James Conley from film negatives onto archival paper. The package includes a signed copy of the Distribution Despatch.

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This ready-for-print picture package contains distribution text in PDF format and ten high-resolution images. 

The package is contained in a single .ZIP file.

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