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The story behind our Streets Dept collaboration tees

By Conrad Benner, @StreetsDept Hello Tog Tees Readers!  I can not express enough how excited I am to work with Tog Tees on my new Streets Dept line. Creating a little line of t-shirts has been something I've wanted to do for some time, and when Tog Tees approached me, explaining that they were a Philly-based company looking to create photography and photographer-themed tees, I jumped at the chance.  The process of creating the two Streets Dept tees was really fun, and really introspective. It started with a three hour brainstorming with the folks at TogTees, and many coffees. After spending about the first hour just talking about who I am and what I've done over the now five years since...

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7 Minutes with @urphillypal

Albert Lee is the face behind the popular Philadelphia Instagram account @urphillypal. We took 7 minutes to learn more about his photography.  What was your first camera? My first camera was actually a film camera in grade school. It was an Olympus – I can’t remember which one.  My parents actually really liked shooting and so they taught me how to use the Olympus. My first digital camera was that Sony Alpha.  And the only reason why I wanted a Sony Alpha was – and this is really cheesy - because I liked the logo.  So I wound up using a Sony and it was good for what it was but after 5 years the motor died. Then I bought a...

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A Photography Interview with Conrad Benner of StreetsDept.com

StreetDept.com is a Philly-based photo-blog that documents and celebrates street art, graffiti, and urban exploration in and around Philadelphia. We sat down with creator Conrad Benner to learn more about his work and about a recent shoot he did on the FMC Tower while under construction. Streets Dept was established in January 2011, and has since become one of the top Instagram accounts in Philadelphia, thanks to Conrad's unique and deep knowledge of the urban landscape of America's 5th largest city.  Our first ever collab tee at TogTees was the result of a partnership with Conrad to create his very own line of original tees representing street art in Philadelphia.  You can see them here.   Photo by Streets Dept. Shot with the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS...

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