Monday, May 6, 2013

En l’honneur de

Time is an interesting thing.  When life changing events happen, you feel certain set of emotions depending on the event.  Could be anger, rage, sadness, grief, happiness, etc..  Then comes this concept called time.  Some people heal over time, some people never do.  

However for me (Greg), the longer time ticks away, the more the emotion builds up, but not in a bad way.  May 4th marked the 6th anniversary of the passing of my father.  He passed away from Leukemia in the University of Penn hospital in Philadelphia, PA.  

My father had a passion for railroads.  He loved everything about them from the caboose's to the old steam locomotives and everything in between.  When I moved out to southern Utah, I met my neighbor, Kurt Sheerwood, who works for the Union Pacific Railroad who reminded me a little of my father in the sense that he also had a passion for railroad history.  On March 23, 2012 he took me for a ride out into the middle of nowhere following the UP tracks and various tunnels to get some photographs.  I brought along my dad's 1880's Pennsylvania railroad signalman's lantern and we stop at a specific spot.  And then this photo happened...

This photo is called En l'honneur de (French for "In Honor Of").  I was informed that this stretch of track was laid in the 1880's and here sitting on it was my dad's lantern also from the 1880's.  This is my tribute photo to my dad.  This photo captures my dad's true spirit better than I could ever put into words.  I have thought about doing one more photo with this lantern, but have decided not to.  This lantern will never be photographed again.  

5 prints were made of this photo and they all belong to family.  The family agreed to give one of the 5 to Kurt as our way to say thank you.  Because, if it wasn't for Kurt... this photo would have never happened.

Sorry, but this photo will never be made available for public sale.  

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

In the beginning...

This afternoon I wanted to talk about a specific photo.  One that is very special to both Paul and I.

This photograph is titled "The Lamp" and it was taken off the shore of Lake Ontario in Rochester, NY on September 28th, 2011.  It's special to us both because this photo is number one in our catalog.  This was the photo that inspired both Paul and myself to start P&G Photography back in Philadelphia, PA.  Who knew if we would be successful or not, but what is life without some risks.

When I am out doing landscape photography, I always have a copy of this photo with me.  The photo is a constant reminder of our beginnings, but more importantly, because it was such a difficult photo to take, it's a reminder to have patience and envision the photograph before I even hold the camera up.   Is it framed the way I want it?  How's the light?  How's the shadows? Etc.etc.etc.  If you heard my brain before I took a photo, it would sound like the floor of the NY Stock Exchange.

This is a limited edition of 20 (total) and 17 are sold. We are blessed to have #4 of 20 to be hanging in the gallery of my dear friend and mentor Evla Vlasic in Bratislava, Slovakia.  (I will talk more about her in a later post).   If you are interested in one of the three remaining copies of this photo, please e-mail us at or call Greg at (610) 217.1798

Bye for now.

Paul & Greg

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

True love

I was going to save this post till closer to Valentine's Day, but seeing various posts on Facebook I thought today is appropriate.

Being a photographer means you see a lot of unique and interesting things in life.  Paul and I have seen  millions of images from all over the world. To be honest, it takes a lot for something to really move us on a deep emotional level.  I guess we aren't the kind of people who could go to a museum and cry over a sculpture of a #2 pencil.  In 2012, we took a photo that touched our hearts on level that I personally didn't think was possible.

This couple lost their child very shortly after his birth to the world.  When the time came to take this shot, I wanted to do a photo that would truly show that true love will endure anything.  After I took this shot, I remember looking down into the cameras LCD screen and nearly tearing up.  Life is short, and you never know when events are going to happen to try and derail you. This couple took the unimaginable and turned it into inspiration for everyone they touch.   I just hope that when I have kids one day, that I will be as strong.  Not only are these individuals clients, but they are friends and both Paul and I wish them Godspeed.

This couple is currently opening their hearts and hoping to adopt in the near future.

Paul & Greg
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Welcome to the P&G Photography Blog!

Hello Everyone.

First off, let us start by welcoming each and every one of you to our blog.  Here we will post photos from photo shoots we have done in the past as well as current work, and give our thoughts and insights.

We will cover a wide range of topics relating to P&G Photography We will talk about our inspiration behind individual photos and allow you to see things from our point of view.  We will also talk about experiences and hope to hear your stories as well.

We invite you to go to our facebook page and also visit our website at

Greg & Paul