Saturday, March 31, 2012

MAGICAL

Philadelphia's Magical Gardens. Another location for some of the shots for the Volcom shoot. The most amazing thing happened during this shoot. I saw the cutest man and his dog walking down the alley. He had the hugest smile on his face. One of those smiles so natural and meaningful, you know that it comes deep deep down from within. I took his picture because the scene was too perfect. Then I asked him if I could take his picture in front of one of the cool painted garage doors in the alley. He turned to me with that same smile and twinkle in his eye, and said "I would, but it's not my work." That is when it all clicked in my head and I was in disbelief. All I could do was laugh. It's freaking Isaiah Zagar . . . the man . . . the artist . . . behind the beautiful, hand-crafted collages that is is known as the Magical Gardens. I said back to him, "Well then, I'll have to photograph you in front of your work." His artistic collages can be found all over the city, in random jewels of places, such as a storefront or someone's personal home front. Every time I come across the work of Zagar, I can't help but stop in my tracks and lean in to inspect it a little closer. Come up and touch it. It really does look and feels magical.

42 comments:

Irene Buffa said...

cool post
inspiring!

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EmerJa said...

Dylana, that must have been a funny and magic situation!
I love this post!!:) Nice pictures, lovely text..and nice character to discover!

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.Tinacious Me. said...

He's adorable! your photography skill is amazing!
xo, Tina
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Natali said...

Wow!! He's so talented!! I love mosaics and these ones are so beautiful!

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Krissy ~ said...

i love this!

Christina Wonsbeck said...

cool post :)

Joana said...

This looks like an amazing character. He sounds so nice and his work is unbelievable!



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Liya said...

awww, i love his photo here, i didnt know this guy, but this artis seems interesting, and i agree with you. he has a genuine smile. Like santa warmth smile, heheh.
xx,Liya

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Lubna said...

That must've been an incredulous moment for you! His work is stunning.

Lubna
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Yuli Conversations said...

omg i want that dog!!

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Dylana Suarez said...

AMAZING, HE LIGHTS UP MY LIFE! xx

natalie

Paperstars said...

love your photos!

Sarah Miller said...

What a perfect chance encounter! Sometimes life can be so pleasantly surprising, right?!

ResistMeNot said...

Such nice photos!!

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Nathalie said...

oh my god, that is so awesome! your photos are great!

Demelza said...

Love the mozaiek in the pictures!!

Katie's Bliss said...

He does look like the sweetest old man! I love standard poodles too :)


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Kate said...

I can completely understand why you were drawn to him, his smile is incredible and seems to have so much character! His dog is adorable too!
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Jeans Please! said...

adorable old man! :)

michellek said...

never been to magical gardens even though i live in phillly, will def check out now. and have been seeing those blue fence things that look like v's/ a's around phillly too haha

Kaitlin said...

omg, that is the most adorable story in the world.
i could imagine why you were laughing i probably would have had my jaw to the ground in disbelief. your story totally made my heart smile.

xo kaitlin
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SABINNA and DAVID said...

wow, it really is magical!

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Estherina said...

Great shots!

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Kitsune-kun said...

that is SO cool! how lucky! we spent our spring break in philadelphia and really enjoyed those murals!

Ms.Fashionista said...

That second shot is SO cute hahaha!

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xo

B said...

WOW
That post is truly magical! I got like almost-goosebumps reading it haha! Looks wonderful also.


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Nathalie St-Pierre Roths said...

I love this type of work! Thank you for letting us know about this amazing artist!

Nathalie
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Maddie said...

Wow, this is absolutely beautiful! The art and the story!

xo
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ChicAdvisor said...

The photos and the mosaic wall look amazing!
I wish it was closer to me.

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Michelle Lee said...

very cool

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WearAbouts said...

he's absolutely adorable. Can't believe that's ZAGAR! How lucky you are...and what a special moment :)
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theunfashionistadiaries.com said...

Wow! These are stunning pictures! <3

VICTORIA said...

Amazing post! i like so much this artist and his dog

MizzJ said...

What a cool coincidence! You really captured his mischievousness smile here.

Katie said...

What a great post and a lovely coincidence! Your pictures are beautiful!

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jenvegas said...

seriously amazing coincidence! I love his smile. Ahhh, he is so full of life! Those murals give Philadelphia so much charm. I love Philly <3

Sammi said...

Seriously awesome. One of my favorite posts of yours!!

TiaLou said...

He is adorable! Is it okat to say that about a guy ;)...

Fashion-Bridge said...

Beautiful photos, really magical indeed! You can compete with the Sartorialist:)

Following your amazing blog dear!

Xx

Alexandra

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SoapyMermaid said...

wonderful work. love street art. Zagar's work is original and has the praticularity to last. it reminds a bit of gaudi's work in barcelona :)

Adele said...

this post (your story and photos) just made me happy and idk why. :)


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