Broad Street and City Hall, Philadelphia
Framed Fine Art Print
2018, Open Edition
Archival photographic print on heavyweight, acid-free, soft gloss paper in a wood, white, or black frame. Features a 1.25" white border around the image. No matte. Acrylic glass front gives a crystal clear view. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.
With almost 700 rooms, Philadelphia City Hall is the largest municipal building in the United States and one of the largest in the world. It is one of my favorite buildings anywhere, and this view of City Hall from Broad Street really captures the essence of the city. Many people may not know - I didn't until I did some research - that the nickname "City of Brotherly Love" isn't just a slogan. Its founder, William Penn, actually named the city "Philadelphia," which is Greek for "brotherly love"!
Highland Park, Illinois
Mark Hersch is an Illinois-based photographer and digital artist who creates unique cityscapes by melding historic and contemporary photographs. His work reflects his lifelong passion for photography, history, and architecture. He combines vintage and contemporary photographs of major cities in the United States. Mark begins his work by researching rare, historical photographs. Then, he travels to the location to shoot his version of the image taken from the exact same vantage point. Finally, he returns to his studio where he combines the two images on his computer, showing the past and present together. The inherent nostalgia of his work strives to elicit a powerful and personal response in every viewer.