Seeing The Music; The Jazz Photography of Anthony Dean Book now available for the Holidays.


This book is an overview of my experiences throughout the Philadelphia Jazz scene. Philadelphia has a rich history of Jazz legends and most of these musicians displayed in this book may not be legends, but will surely grab your ear and pull you toward the future of Philly Jazz. I have revised this from the original version and added the names of all of the musicians so you can keep an eye and ear out for things to come. If you’re a fan of Philadelphia Jazz or just Jazz in general, you’ll love this book as it takes you right into the front row of the performances. If you see another book expressing the wealth of Philadelphia Jazz musicians, I recommend you purchase it, but I think this will be the one that stands alone. This book comes in both a 7×7 and  12×12 version. Click on the version you prefer.

Reflections in the rain- Walking off your troubles


Today for most, the weather was kind of dreary and damp. People had to work while looking out of the window thinking about the drive home in long traffic lines. Some were outside all day trying to get through the grueling slump of working  in the rain. Usually I would be one of these people as my full time job is a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service. Today was a bit different. It was my day off. Recent events in my life had me feeling pretty emotional as of lately. I lost a great friend, my best friend Lawrence Summers to Cancer this week. We’ve known each other since the ripe age of four which makes it 43 years in the books. Over the years, he and I have been through a lot of ups and downs, mostly ups and good times. Things like throwing snowballs and racing Big Wheels, Breakdancing, and getting that beer from the store when we were still underage. Other things included hanging out talking about Hip Hop, which we were heavily into since 1979, and sometimes just picking a bar anywhere in Philly to stop through and meet new people and environments. We both eventually grew into men and had our own families, but never stopped sharing new stories and experiences with each other.

Lawrence has always encouraged my photographic ventures, even jokingly telling me to follow radio host Michael Baisden’s advice to quit work and go for my dreams. That’s what we always did, made fun of each other, but in a way that showed love for each other. I actually had a photo exhibit a few weeks ago and hoped he could come up, but he wasn’t feeling too well at the time of the show. I remember him telling me “Good luck”. I had zero sales, but made a few important contacts. So I guess that little verbal rabbit’s foot helped me a bit.

My friend reached the end of his journey yesterday, but not before he made lots of friends and people who genuinely loved him. Today I just wanted to go for a walk to clear my head and make sense of it all. I wanted to take along my camera to remember the day, what the weather was like, how were the people on this particular day. I got more than I wanted. Some people were happy to see me with my camera, some not so happy. It’s all a part of life. You have friends and enemies, no matter how positive you live your life. Some people welcome you in with open arms and many shut their doors and turn the lights out in your time of need. Today I experienced a little of both but kept smiling and returned kindness and a smile to them and kept it moving. Contained below are some of the images I captured today. I hope this posting can change if only one person’s outlook on life. Yes, we all get into our little disagreements and squabbles, but you must look past them and see the bigger picture which is LIFE.

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Good Morning Nabil- Photographing the future of Jazz


Today I had the pleasure of photographing Jazz saxophonist Nabil Muquit. Just as it was time to meet up, I saw rain drops on my windshield, but that wasn’t going to stop us. Talk about well manored? Well this guy was also well dressed and ready for some serious shooting. We were pressed for time, but we were able to hit multiple locations and still not feel rushed. Nabil has some excellent choices for his future plans which include attending Julliard. As far as his favorite sax players, he had to go with my all time favorite, John Coltrane. Look for some big things down the road from this young fella. If he ever puts down the horn, he also can be my go to model. Wink! Wink! Get him ladies…..

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Fall Mini Photo Sessions at Core Creek Park, Bucks County, Pa.

Fall Mini Sessions at Core Creek Park

I have some exciting news!!! I am holding Fall Mini Sessions at Core Creek Park in Langhorne, Pa on November 1st. The Fall Mini Sessions can be used for a Family, Engagement, Couples, Individual, or an Anniversary shoot! Core Creek Park is bursting with beautiful Fall colors right now and by Sunday, they should peaking just in time for portraits.

Each Mini Session will be priced at $75 and will last approximately 15-20 minutes. The sessions will begin at 2pm and will be scheduled every 30 minutes with the last appointment starting at 4:30.

Each Mini Session includes:

* 15-20 minute session at beautiful Core Creek Park, Langhorne Pa.

* Online gallery of mini session in which you can select five watermarked digital copies of your favorite images to share online and with friends & family and one 5×7 print of your choice. Packages and individual images are available for purchase directly from the site.

* 20% discount towards shooting fee on a future full session.

* Family sessions are for groups up to 4 members. Additional members, add $10 per person up to 8 people.

Larger groups should schedule a full session.


*All sessions are on a first come basis. Payment must be received within 48 hours of booking.

*In case of rain, session will be re-scheduled for a later date. Any cancellations within 48 hours of your session are non-refundable.

*Please show up dressed and ready 5 minutes before your session time. Any late appearances will not guarantee  a thorough session due to other times scheduled.


If you are interested in scheduling your time, please contact me by using the contact button in the main menu at the top of this page.  Thank you.

Here are a few sample loctions

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Solo Photo Exhibition

As the Fall is upon us cool weather and festivals are starting to kickoff and I’m proud to be part a nice show. If you like these images, come out on out next Friday October 23rd to my one night only, solo photo showing to see more of my work. Along with me, performing will be The Clear Approach Jazz Quartet. The event offers free coffee along with baked goods and tea.
8pm until 11:45. All images will be available for purchase. Framed and un-framed varieties.
212 Everett Ave
Willow Grove, PA 19090
(215) 659-1902