To get a fresh look at our city, Pittsburgh Magazine asked five Pittsburgh-based photographers one question: If you could pick one spot in Pittsburgh to be the backdrop for your own self-portrait, where would it be?
I was honored to be counted amongst the five photographers, and after some debate, I chose my backdrop… Voila!
Here’s why I chose this backdrop:
I live in Polish Hill, across the street from a “Ghost sign”- an aged advertisement for “Mother’s Bread- 100% Natural.” As a whole-grain baker with a penchant for the rusty, tattered, aged relics of the past, I saw that literal sign as a sign when I first toured my apartment. I knew I had found my apartment, and since then, that apartment and this neighborhood really have become my home.
But it was a tough choice!
A close second option would be a slice of my boyfriend’s farm in Hazelwood – Hazelwood Urban Farms– because I couldn’t be prouder of what Kyle Pattison is doing for the city and for the local food movement!
Plus, the view there is breathtaking!
Check out the rest of the photographers and their responses in the article on Pittsburgh Magazine’s blog.
Photography by Quelcy.