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HPM 2014 reportback

The most recent incarnation of How Philly Moves was pretty magical; this short film by Ellen Reynolds should give you a sense of it:

Over the course of three days in December, JJ photographed ~125 Philadelphians dancing. As always, no directions were given, no moments were posed… the images were simply made in response to their movement, trying to convey a sense of their energy.

How Philly Moves –

“Wonderful :-) Well organized, joyous, expectant, delight- full, community building, fullfilling… and I haven’t even seen the photos.”  –Susannah

Check out the images:

A quick preview of the results is in this gallery.

In the past, JJ’s promised each of the dancers a single free high res download of the image of their choice, but this year he announced that every single frame would be available as part of his million picture giveaway.

How Philly Moves –

What’s next for How Philly Moves?

You can follow @HowPhillyMoves on Twitter or JJ Tiziou Photography on Facebook for more updates.

As to when the next round of shoots will happen, that depends a lot on funding.  How Philly Moves is a project of JJ‘s, not an organization in itself; it doesn’t have it’s own dedicated revenue stream.

This most recent shoot was self-produced, mostly funded by JJ’s wedding photography & other commercial work, with a little bit of help from his community sustainers.

JJ is hoping to grow his pool of monthly sustainers in order to be able to do more of this type of work. The best way to help is to join them!

How Philly Moves –

“My experience with volunteering and dancing was fascinating, wonderful, fulfilling, transformational and joyous.” –Cliff


Check out the rest of the images here.

Feb 7 Special Shindig!

 On Feb 7, JJ  is hosting a special shindig, and we’d love for you to be there:
  • Free event with food, drink, music and good company
  • Reportback from the most recent incarnation of How Philly Moves
  • Early birthday party for JJ
  • Big picture giveaway from JJ Tiziou Photography
  • Sat Feb 7th, 7pm @ Neighborhood House in Old City
  • RSVP required, free tickets here:

There’s going to be some special treats, including music from the amazing Monica McIntyre and Red Hot Ramblers, video by Ellen Reynolds, and some special announcements from JJ. Hope you can make it!


The signup window for the 2014 How Philly Moves shoots has closed – we’re now working on scheduling all of the dancers and putting together all of the other little logistical details required to make this magical weekend run smoothly.

In the meanwhile, please mark your calendars for Saturday February 7 for a special shindig to celebrate this most recent incarnation of the project.

All are welcome to this free event which will feature the latest images from the series, as well as food, drink, music, and some special photo giveaways from JJ Tiziou Photography.

Check back in January for specific time and venue locations. It’ll be in the evening!

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