If you live in Philadelphia, and you’re not familiar with the films of Cory J Popp, change that.

By Joshua Albert

Cory J. Popp is a Philadelphia resident and artist who is currently doing some impressive filmmaking.  He creates beautiful short films that tell stories that may not otherwise be told.

I was first made aware of Cory’s videos when I heard he was doing a series called “waste lands” that follows urban explorers here in Philly – one of which I personally admire and respect, Conrard Benner. Benner is the curator and creator of streetsdept, a site where he does the following:

I take my camera, I walk around the city, and I find things on the streets of Philadelphia that are interesting: street art, a nice sunset, abandoned spaces . . . but mostly street art. Then I report back to you on what I’ve found. It’s simple..

Here is the video in the four part series that was released today that features Conrad:

Another one of Cory’s productions that I found inspiring and truly impressive was his profile of Michael Smith. Smith is a print designer who works with the organization charity:water. Check out Popp’s profile of Smith:

I genuinely look forward to more of his productions and unique stories about Philadelphia.

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