Monday, October 31, 2011

Environmental Portraits

Stephen Grebinski, media specialist at Point Park University, familiarized himself with the school's darkroom during his first day of work, on October 24, 2011. He began his undergraduate degree, from Pitt, as a film major, but because of the “defining moments” and “time relationship” he became more interested in photography.

Monday, October 17, 2011

PPU concert

Jazz singer Carolyn Perteete performed in the Point Park University ballroom on Thursday, October 13, 2011. There was free food for students, and other fun activities including caricature drawings. This events was part of Point Park's weekly concert series.

Occupy Pittsburgh, oct 15

Citizens rally in Market Square on Oct. 15 in the first movement of the Occupy Pittsburgh movement.  The crowed chanted about equality, change, and "love everyone."

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pittsburgh Public Market

Dylan Zehr chopped apple slices for customer samples at the Pittsburgh Public Market on Sunday October 2. Zehr tended the Clarion River Organics booth, selling a large variety of produce.

Shoppers drift through the indoor Pittsburgh Public Market on October 2, 2011. Produce, craft, baked goods and many other vendors set up throughout the week on Smallman St. near 17th St.

Cynthia Hill, founder and president of Third Day Organics, explained her newer products such as candles. She started making soaps in 2003, a few years later she started a business, and now she and her son work together to grow organic herbs which they use to make bath and body products.

Debbie Maier Jacknin, of Jenn's Jems, explained how she and her daughter make jewelry and other accessories and sell them together, at the Pittsburgh Public Market on October 2, 2011. Debbie said her daughter started the jewelry, and “she taught me. She'd make them, and I'd make little mommy suggestions,” adding that her daughter left for college and passed a lot of it on to Debbie although it is still a team effort.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Little Italy Days

Craig Quatman showed customers Steeler themed jewelry on Saturday, during Little Italy Days. He has been making jewelry since March, and he said “getting ready for this [Little Italy Days] I had to work 11 hours a days for two weeks.”

People strolled through Bloomfield, along vendor-lined Liberty Ave on Saturday afternoon. Food and craft booths were set up, and musicians played for Pittsburgh's Little Italy Days this past weekend.

Bocce Mafia members played a match on Saturday, during Bloomfield's Little Italy Days. The stage was set up just off Liberty Ave, and passers by crowed to watch the game.

Donald Keiper, employee of Mobile Mountain Inc., climbed the rock wall they set up for Little Italy Days, in Bloomfield. This was Mobile Mountain Inc.'s first year at Little Italy Days, although Keiper said they attend a lot of fairs, festivals, carnivals, and airshows.