At most cultural events held on the Eastern Shore, you're likely to spot local photographer Philip Spohn. His signature long locks coupled with classic photog gear sets him apart from the crowd and you'll instantly understand why he's there, for the perfect shot. And he gets it. Every time.
His images have an almost vibrational effect, as though you can feel what it's like to be in them. He can quite literally capture the life of a party. On the Shore he's most notably recognized for documenting Experimental Film Virginia, his presence at Lemon Tree Gallery and contributions to Local Scoop.
Phillip began experimenting with a camera as a teenager and later received formal training while attending a small school in Western Massachusetts. His humble beginnings eventually paid off and allowed him to work in various locations including NYC, DC, Boston and Colorado. In addition to editorial publications, his work is also displayed in galleries and private collections.
Despite having come here as a result of what he refers to as a series of misfortunate events, Phillip has grown fond of the Eastern Shore and plans to stay. If he's not on a shoot, you can find him at home in Belle Haven, dodging lawn work and looking after his dog. His response in regard to contacting him, "Call me- I'll take a shot at anything."