For an upcoming piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer, I had the opportunity to meet Tony Rocco, a professional photographer who now teaches computer education at Stetson Middle School in Kensington. With his love of photography, Rocco has started an after school program that teaches the children not only the basics of photography, but also changes the way they view the world. Giving them both digital and film cameras, he leads the procession of students (and some parents) around different parts of Philadelphia, and introduces them to various speakers and educators. His hope is to raise money to take some of the children down to his native-Columbia, where they might meet fellow young photography students of whom they are engaged in an exchange program, swapping pictures of their varying (and sometimes similar) lives in Philadelphia and Columbia.
We met yesterday at the March Madness event at Shissler Rec Center. Boy, am I glad that I asked you for the address of your blog! It’s so skillfully presented, for one thing. But more importantly, I believe it’s a terrific showcase for your OUTSTANDING talent, both in writing and photography. Your work is extraordinary.
The first photo that caught my eye in a BIG WAY was the scene from Nunsense. Stunning. But almost every photo I opened made me gasp. So many are “Gob Smackers!” (a British slang term for which you must picture someone with mouth opened and hand covering the gaping hole) . In other words, “awe striking!”
And since your photos are so extraordinary, I would love to invite you to do a story for my blog, “Tales of Relentless Pursuit.” Here’s the link. Perhaps we could start a new flush of stories from you and your friends and colleagues. I’d be most honored.
All the best,
Michelle Alton http://talesofrelentlesspursuit.blogspot.com/