Jan 9

Do You Know Steve? (Spoiler: You Do)

by: Laura Kochman

If you’re a fan of Mural Arts, then you probably know Steve Weinik, and you don’t even know it. Steve is our photographer, and he’s created many of the beautiful images of our work over the years. So when you see our photos, you’re seeing the city through Steve’s eyes. We asked him about the most dramatic wall transformations of 2017, and he did not disappoint. Click through the slideshows below to see Steve’s favorites.

Why We Love Coltrane, by Ernel Martinez 

  • Wall for Why We Love Coltrane, by Ernel Martinez (before). Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Why We Love Coltrane by Ernel Martinez. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Sing Because it is Heard, by Betsy Casañas 

  • A portion of the Spring Garden Bridge, site of Sing Because it is Heard by Betsy Casañas (before). Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • A portion of Sing Because it is Heard by Betsy Casañas. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Sgt. Robert F. Wilson III, by David McShane 

  • Site of Sgt. Robert F. Wilson III by David McShane (before). Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Sgt. Robert F. Wilson III by David McShane. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Imagine Conestoga, by Margaret Kearney 

  • Hallway at Mastery Charter Shoemaker Campus, site of Imagine Conestoga by Margaret Kearney (before). Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Imagine Conestoga by Margaret Kearney. Photo by Steve Weinik.

The Only Way Out Is Through, by Eric Okdeh 

  • Site of The Only Way Out is Through by Eric Okdeh (before). Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • The Only Way Out is Through © 2017 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Eric Okdeh. Photo by Steve Weinik.

A Tribute to Lieutenant Joyce Craig, by Nathaniel Lee 

  • Lawncrest Library wall, site of Tribute to Lt. Joyce Craig by Nathaniel Lee (before). Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Tribute to Lt. Joyce Craig, by Nathaniel Lee. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Longevity Through the Arts, by Ann Northrup 

  • Wall of Penn Asian Senior Services, site of Longevity Through the Arts by Ann Northrup (before). Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Longevity Through the Arts, by Ann Northrup. Photo by Steve Weinik.

A Jury of Your Peers, by Nathaniel Lee 

  • The jury room at the First Judicial Court of Philadelphia, site of Nathaniel Lee's A Jury of Your Peers (before). Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • The jury room at the First Judicial Court of Philadelphia, site of Nathaniel Lee's A Jury of Your Peers (before). Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • The jury room at the First Judicial Court of Philadelphia, with a view of Nathaniel Lee's A Jury of Your Peers. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • The jury room at the First Judicial Court of Philadelphia, with a view of Nathaniel Lee's A Jury of Your Peers. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Philadelphia Praise Center, by Parris Stancell 

  • The facade of Philadelphia Praise Center, site of a mural by Parris Stancell (before). Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Philadelphia Praise Center, by Parris Stancell. Photo by Steve Weinik.

History, Commerce, Community: A Short Retrospective on Germantown, by Jared Bader 

  • Site of History, Commerce, Community by Jared Bader (before). Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • History, Commerce, Community: A Short Retrospective on Germantown by Jared Bader. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Soul of the Black Bottom, by eL Seed 

  • Site of Soul of the Black Bottom by eL Seed (before). Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Soul of the Black Bottom by eL Seed, at Market and Preston streets in West Philadelphia. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Last updated: Jan 9, 2018

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