“Fire Dance, Ubud Bali, Indonesia“, Daniel Reilly @ Bonte’s, 130 S. 17th, Philadelphia.
World traveler, photographer Daniel Reilly‘s current one-person show @ Bonte’s Cafe, 17th & Walnut, offers unique vistas, alluring compositions, mysterious visions and one-of-a-kind perspectives that only an artist could see – all in pristine black & white and color photos. Each photograph is a glimpse into a part of the world that many of us may never experience – from a birds eye view of Argentine street Tango dancers to haunting groundhog views of the ancient Greek Parthenon to quirky over the shoulder shots of Tibetan monks passing a can of Coke. A native Philadelphian, Reilly taught English in Buenos Aires for more than three years – the locals wanted to learn American slang such as, “Stop busting my balls!” – ah, pop culture’s influence, who knew? Daniel was a witness to the 2002 riot at the Pink Palace, he actually ran towards the scene after grabbing his camera only to high-tail it away when police on horseback came rushing towards him.
In San Francisco Reilly worked for a TV station, then spent nine months in Hawaii, on to the islands of Fiji, a tour of New Zealand, Australia, Bali, Indonesia, Lombak, Gili Islands, Singapore, Bangkok Thailand, Athens Greece – Reilly spent two years in Summer! Daniel told DoN the best time of his life was spent in Croatia. But, Reilly always come home to family in Philly. A recent member of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, the show at Bonte’s is one of Daniel’s first one-person shows even though he’s been an event photographer for years with a catalog of over 30,000 images. Maybe that’s why the selection of pictures @ Bonte’s are so choice – some of the archivally matted and framed prints have already sold; DoN suggests you start to collect Reilly now before the prices go up.
Daniel Reilly, “Untitled, Rio de la Plata, Uraguay.”
“T is for Tango, Buenos Aires, Argentina”, Daniel Reilly, PSoP photographer @ Bonte’s.
Daniel Reilly @ Bonte’s Cafe.
“Holy Dolls, Madrid, Spain”, Daniel Reilly.
Written and photographed by DoN Brewer except where noted.
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