West Philadelphia Flowers
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Jared Axelrod in Ashville, NC. 
Photo by J.R. Blackwell
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Ballet X Performs on the Porch at 30th Street Station for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. 
www.jrblackwell.comBallet X Performs on the Porch at 30th Street Station for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. 
www.jrblackwell.comBallet X Performs on the Porch at 30th Street Station for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. 
www.jrblackwell.comBallet X Performs on the Porch at 30th Street Station for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. 
www.jrblackwell.comBallet X Performs on the Porch at 30th Street Station for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. 
www.jrblackwell.comBallet X Performs on the Porch at 30th Street Station for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. 
www.jrblackwell.comBallet X Performs on the Porch at 30th Street Station for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. 
www.jrblackwell.comBallet X Performs on the Porch at 30th Street Station for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. 
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An empty lot in Philadelphia. Taken August, 2014.

Photo by J.R. Blackwell
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The Way Of All Flesh, a graveyard cabaret.
Photographed by J.R. Blackwell at Laurel Hill Cemetery
www.jrblackwell.comThe Way Of All Flesh, a graveyard cabaret.
Photographed by J.R. Blackwell at Laurel Hill Cemetery
www.jrblackwell.comThe Way Of All Flesh, a graveyard cabaret.
Photographed by J.R. Blackwell at Laurel Hill Cemetery
www.jrblackwell.comThe Way Of All Flesh, a graveyard cabaret.
Photographed by J.R. Blackwell at Laurel Hill Cemetery
www.jrblackwell.comThe Way Of All Flesh, a graveyard cabaret.
Photographed by J.R. Blackwell at Laurel Hill Cemetery
www.jrblackwell.comThe Way Of All Flesh, a graveyard cabaret.
Photographed by J.R. Blackwell at Laurel Hill Cemetery
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Photo from Equus at Curio Theater
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Philadelphia Fringe Festival performer Ann Artist, photographed Aug. 29, 2014: “I owe everything to women. I owe my life to women.”
Through The Glass Ceiling, a Fringe show featuring Ann Artist and her friends, explores questions of gender and feminine identity. The show will run on September 10 and 17 at 10pm at Voyeur Nightclub.
(Tickets & more info: Through the Glass Ceiling)
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In 2008 I completed a photo project that took me 365 Days. It was a self portrait project where I challenged myself to take a new self portrait every day for 365 Days.

As a part of the project, I sold the photos for the amount of the day they were taken on. So day one was $1. Day 365 was $365. I sold just one print for each day.

I’m sure it wouldn’t surprise anyone that day 1-20 went fast. But you know what else went fast? Day 363 -365.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jrblackwell/sets/72157603149475614/

This was a huge changing point in my artistic career. Just glancing at it, you can actually watch me get better over the course of the project. Not to mention that my photography before and after is wildly different - for the better.

There are still prints available from this run. I’m only selling one print per day -after it’s sold, it’s gone.

One of my favorites - day 345, is still available: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jrblackwell/2962665895/in/set-72157603149475614

The cheapest one you can get is Day 25, which is a bit gruesome, but also, a Shakespeare reference! https://www.flickr.com/photos/jrblackwell/2092588086/in/set-72157603149475614

Blightborn photoset - from that time I went out into the cornfield and took self portraits. 
www.jrblackwell.comBlightborn photoset - from that time I went out into the cornfield and took self portraits. 
www.jrblackwell.comBlightborn photoset - from that time I went out into the cornfield and took self portraits. 
www.jrblackwell.comBlightborn photoset - from that time I went out into the cornfield and took self portraits. 
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From Incongruous, a Fringe show featuring Laurencio Ruiz.
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When I was working on Danger’s Untold, a fantasy photoshoot, I wanted to show my editor how various color edits could change a photo, so I made this series for demonstration purposes.When I was working on Danger’s Untold, a fantasy photoshoot, I wanted to show my editor how various color edits could change a photo, so I made this series for demonstration purposes.When I was working on Danger’s Untold, a fantasy photoshoot, I wanted to show my editor how various color edits could change a photo, so I made this series for demonstration purposes.When I was working on Danger’s Untold, a fantasy photoshoot, I wanted to show my editor how various color edits could change a photo, so I made this series for demonstration purposes.When I was working on Danger’s Untold, a fantasy photoshoot, I wanted to show my editor how various color edits could change a photo, so I made this series for demonstration purposes.When I was working on Danger’s Untold, a fantasy photoshoot, I wanted to show my editor how various color edits could change a photo, so I made this series for demonstration purposes.When I was working on Danger’s Untold, a fantasy photoshoot, I wanted to show my editor how various color edits could change a photo, so I made this series for demonstration purposes.When I was working on Danger’s Untold, a fantasy photoshoot, I wanted to show my editor how various color edits could change a photo, so I made this series for demonstration purposes.
Hello new followers! I am J.R. Blackwell. Following me here means lots of photos of the places I go and people I see, and, sometimes, the occasional story. 

It’s not always easy around here, but it is, frequently, magnificent.Hello new followers! I am J.R. Blackwell. Following me here means lots of photos of the places I go and people I see, and, sometimes, the occasional story. 

It’s not always easy around here, but it is, frequently, magnificent.Hello new followers! I am J.R. Blackwell. Following me here means lots of photos of the places I go and people I see, and, sometimes, the occasional story. 

It’s not always easy around here, but it is, frequently, magnificent.Hello new followers! I am J.R. Blackwell. Following me here means lots of photos of the places I go and people I see, and, sometimes, the occasional story. 

It’s not always easy around here, but it is, frequently, magnificent.Hello new followers! I am J.R. Blackwell. Following me here means lots of photos of the places I go and people I see, and, sometimes, the occasional story. 

It’s not always easy around here, but it is, frequently, magnificent.Hello new followers! I am J.R. Blackwell. Following me here means lots of photos of the places I go and people I see, and, sometimes, the occasional story. 

It’s not always easy around here, but it is, frequently, magnificent.Hello new followers! I am J.R. Blackwell. Following me here means lots of photos of the places I go and people I see, and, sometimes, the occasional story. 

It’s not always easy around here, but it is, frequently, magnificent.Hello new followers! I am J.R. Blackwell. Following me here means lots of photos of the places I go and people I see, and, sometimes, the occasional story. 

It’s not always easy around here, but it is, frequently, magnificent.
Clouds over Oklahoma
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I am reminded by the staff that the technical rehearsal of Suspended is different from the show. For example, rather than large slabs of beef, performers slapped each other with long sponges of soapy water. Still, despite any differences, if the dancers perform the same incredible feats of strength and grace in the performances as the rehearsals, then audiences are in for an impressive display that is an athletic, erotic dance. The front row of the audience will recline in plastic lawn chairs which is the perfect viewpoint for when the performers plummet towards the audience, only to bounce upward back towards the ceiling among a shower of silver ribbon.
The pre-show is impressive, with handstands in large wooden tubs done by candlelight. Be warned though - the entire pre-show becomes a splash zone when wet towels are brought into the dance. The show begins on September 5 and runs to the 20th at 2040 Christian Street.
(Tickets and more info: Suspended)I am reminded by the staff that the technical rehearsal of Suspended is different from the show. For example, rather than large slabs of beef, performers slapped each other with long sponges of soapy water. Still, despite any differences, if the dancers perform the same incredible feats of strength and grace in the performances as the rehearsals, then audiences are in for an impressive display that is an athletic, erotic dance. The front row of the audience will recline in plastic lawn chairs which is the perfect viewpoint for when the performers plummet towards the audience, only to bounce upward back towards the ceiling among a shower of silver ribbon.
The pre-show is impressive, with handstands in large wooden tubs done by candlelight. Be warned though - the entire pre-show becomes a splash zone when wet towels are brought into the dance. The show begins on September 5 and runs to the 20th at 2040 Christian Street.
(Tickets and more info: Suspended)I am reminded by the staff that the technical rehearsal of Suspended is different from the show. For example, rather than large slabs of beef, performers slapped each other with long sponges of soapy water. Still, despite any differences, if the dancers perform the same incredible feats of strength and grace in the performances as the rehearsals, then audiences are in for an impressive display that is an athletic, erotic dance. The front row of the audience will recline in plastic lawn chairs which is the perfect viewpoint for when the performers plummet towards the audience, only to bounce upward back towards the ceiling among a shower of silver ribbon.
The pre-show is impressive, with handstands in large wooden tubs done by candlelight. Be warned though - the entire pre-show becomes a splash zone when wet towels are brought into the dance. The show begins on September 5 and runs to the 20th at 2040 Christian Street.
(Tickets and more info: Suspended)I am reminded by the staff that the technical rehearsal of Suspended is different from the show. For example, rather than large slabs of beef, performers slapped each other with long sponges of soapy water. Still, despite any differences, if the dancers perform the same incredible feats of strength and grace in the performances as the rehearsals, then audiences are in for an impressive display that is an athletic, erotic dance. The front row of the audience will recline in plastic lawn chairs which is the perfect viewpoint for when the performers plummet towards the audience, only to bounce upward back towards the ceiling among a shower of silver ribbon.
The pre-show is impressive, with handstands in large wooden tubs done by candlelight. Be warned though - the entire pre-show becomes a splash zone when wet towels are brought into the dance. The show begins on September 5 and runs to the 20th at 2040 Christian Street.
(Tickets and more info: Suspended)I am reminded by the staff that the technical rehearsal of Suspended is different from the show. For example, rather than large slabs of beef, performers slapped each other with long sponges of soapy water. Still, despite any differences, if the dancers perform the same incredible feats of strength and grace in the performances as the rehearsals, then audiences are in for an impressive display that is an athletic, erotic dance. The front row of the audience will recline in plastic lawn chairs which is the perfect viewpoint for when the performers plummet towards the audience, only to bounce upward back towards the ceiling among a shower of silver ribbon.
The pre-show is impressive, with handstands in large wooden tubs done by candlelight. Be warned though - the entire pre-show becomes a splash zone when wet towels are brought into the dance. The show begins on September 5 and runs to the 20th at 2040 Christian Street.
(Tickets and more info: Suspended)I am reminded by the staff that the technical rehearsal of Suspended is different from the show. For example, rather than large slabs of beef, performers slapped each other with long sponges of soapy water. Still, despite any differences, if the dancers perform the same incredible feats of strength and grace in the performances as the rehearsals, then audiences are in for an impressive display that is an athletic, erotic dance. The front row of the audience will recline in plastic lawn chairs which is the perfect viewpoint for when the performers plummet towards the audience, only to bounce upward back towards the ceiling among a shower of silver ribbon.
The pre-show is impressive, with handstands in large wooden tubs done by candlelight. Be warned though - the entire pre-show becomes a splash zone when wet towels are brought into the dance. The show begins on September 5 and runs to the 20th at 2040 Christian Street.
(Tickets and more info: Suspended)I am reminded by the staff that the technical rehearsal of Suspended is different from the show. For example, rather than large slabs of beef, performers slapped each other with long sponges of soapy water. Still, despite any differences, if the dancers perform the same incredible feats of strength and grace in the performances as the rehearsals, then audiences are in for an impressive display that is an athletic, erotic dance. The front row of the audience will recline in plastic lawn chairs which is the perfect viewpoint for when the performers plummet towards the audience, only to bounce upward back towards the ceiling among a shower of silver ribbon.
The pre-show is impressive, with handstands in large wooden tubs done by candlelight. Be warned though - the entire pre-show becomes a splash zone when wet towels are brought into the dance. The show begins on September 5 and runs to the 20th at 2040 Christian Street.
(Tickets and more info: Suspended)I am reminded by the staff that the technical rehearsal of Suspended is different from the show. For example, rather than large slabs of beef, performers slapped each other with long sponges of soapy water. Still, despite any differences, if the dancers perform the same incredible feats of strength and grace in the performances as the rehearsals, then audiences are in for an impressive display that is an athletic, erotic dance. The front row of the audience will recline in plastic lawn chairs which is the perfect viewpoint for when the performers plummet towards the audience, only to bounce upward back towards the ceiling among a shower of silver ribbon.
The pre-show is impressive, with handstands in large wooden tubs done by candlelight. Be warned though - the entire pre-show becomes a splash zone when wet towels are brought into the dance. The show begins on September 5 and runs to the 20th at 2040 Christian Street.
(Tickets and more info: Suspended)
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