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About Me

I'm an artist in Philadelphia who works largely with the figure and portrait. 

C.E. teacher: Pratt Manhattan, PA Academy of Fine Arts, Mural Arts Philadelphia. Runs Tsirkus Fotografika, a 501c3 project of Fractured Atlas, NYC.

Please: Friend requests only from people who know me: models and colleagues.
Off-the-mainstream, in the arts, adventurous, serious, professional, and comfortable in their own skin are those who have been the best people with which to work.  One of my aims is to take a different approach to photographing the portrait (be it clothed or nude) that I hope gets away from the the plethora of images made for the male gaze and moves toward photography about unique light and space in which the human form and presence can be given to move and unfold.

Photography is a collaboration. Time in the studio needs to flow and there is often much laughter.

If you are in Philadelphia, or going to be traveling through and this is something you are interested in doing, let me know.  With at least a few weeks notice I can usually host 1-2 days in return for two-hour evening shoot.. I have a sky lit second floor that you can use for shoots with other photographers. I ask that anyone photographer using the space pay a flat $20 usage fee to help offset maintaining the building.

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"Working with RA was a pleasure - he is very down to earth, professional and easy going. We created some interesting images together. Thank you for a good shoot." Read less

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"RA has amazing work and is very talented, and a very nice and professional person. It was refreshing to meet and work with someone who shows so much dedication to his craft. Would highly recommend" Read less

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"Working with RA Friedman was an adventure. Not only was it a comfortable atmosphere in his studio but I also learned so much about the history of photography. I loved working with such a creative person and would definitely work with him again." Read less

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"RA is an amazing artist and photographer who I would highly recommend to other models. He cares deeply about the artistic process and it shows in his work." Read less

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"What a great eye! I loved working with RA Friedman. Can't wait to shoot again with you! KPW" Read less

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"I love working with RA, he really makes every shoot about collaboration, tells you his vision completely and explains with visuals from other work he has done and is working on. Its really nice being part of the creative process as a model. Very easy going and fun!" Read less

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