In 2015 I received an assignment to photograph a handful of dive bars for Philadelphia Magazine. I worked with design director Jamie Leary and photo editor Claudia Gavin. It was exciting to see my photos published across a big number of spreads with minimal text, very much like a gallery show. Two years later I realized that I was really drawn to this project and decided to take it upon myself to pursue a deeper look into it with a renewed intent and desire to have a solid body of work. I ended up showcasing the final project at Gravy Studio in Philadelphia.