ANGELS ARMS

Earlier this summer I photographed several units at Angels Arms condos on the south side for real estate agent Louise Graham. Formerly the St. Michael and Archangel church, the 150 year old structure is being rehabilitated by Pittsburgh developer Tom Tripoli. This is his second church project, chosen for obvious reasons like the dramatic architecture and private (yep) south side location with amazing views. There are five units in the building that are available, all at different stages of completeness. Personally, I’d love to get my hands on the raw spaces shown here in black & white. Check out the listings here & enjoy the photos.

photos – Kelly Carter

 

NEIGHBORHOOD SIGNS

I love neighborhood signage.  A beautiful artful welcome sign or banner is a good boost for the image of a community and lets visitors know that your part of town welcomes creativity.  If your community doesn’t have one, find your best artists and change that!  Pittsburgh has some good ones, and hopefully more will start sprouting up in the coming years.  On my wish list is a welcome arch for the Strip District, like this one in San Diego’s Gaslamp district.  If Pittsburgh could somehow incorporate the displaced Wholey’s Fish sign into a welcome arch for the Strip, I’d be all for it.  If you have an idea for a new location for the Wholey’s sign, you have until the end of the month to submit.  Here are a few neighborhood signs I photographed in 2013.  I hope to find all of them this year.  Message me on facebook or shoot me an email if you know of a good one!  I’ll be adding more here soon …