Philly videographer Cory Popp has wowed us with videos over the past few years, namely a couple works that feature Philadelphia covered in snow and ice. They were gorgeous in the dead of winter, when we didn’t mind looking at stuff like that, but ain’t nobody got time for that right now. With that in mind, I present Popp’s latest, “Philly in Bloom.”
The video captures Philly in all its springtime glory—those gorgeous pink cherry blossoms, a Mummers parade down Washington Avenue, kids preparing a garden in their backyard and some urban farmers nursing plants in a greenhouse. It’s all there, and, in typical Popp fashion, gorgeous and feel-good as it can be. Popp’s mission statement behind the video:
Spring gives us our first taste of summer. As trees and flowers begin to bloom, we remember once again what its like to ride our bikes with warm wind combing our hair, to start new gardens, to fire up the grill, and enjoy the weather from our stoops with the neighbors.
As a filmmaker, the changing of seasons always brings incredible emotion and energy, and I cannot wait to capture it. The first few days of Spring are always a welcome change after enduring the harsh cold of Winter.
I have the best job in the world because I get to capture that energy and share that with others.
Popp is using the launch of the video to debut his new Etsy project, where he’s selling framed photos from each of his videos. “Images are printed on premium photo-paper with a Kodak Endura Matte finish; matted and placed behind glass enclosed in a black 12″ x 12″ wood composite frame.” Could make a nice, local addition to your art collection. More details here.