About the Photography

 

MISSION STATEMENT:

7521 PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDES PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS, AND ORGANIZATIONS WHO ARE CREATING POSITIVE CHANGE IN THEIR COMMUNITIES.

Photography helps us connect where we are to where we can go with plans and development that will improve our communities. Before and after images illustrate the power of photography. The images demonstrate clear examples on how places can be transformed. The power of a photograph is greater than a thousand words. It captures scenes that can increase the pride of a community to calling a community or group into action to address an issue.

Tobin's background in urban planning provides 7521 Photography its mission to partner with those who are creating positive change in their communities. This was formed out of his desire to make a difference in his community. By utilizing his photography skills and urban planning knowledge, he provides organizations and groups with photography services that communicate their message and work to their audience.

Photography provides a powerful visual to the viewer. Let's work together to create powerful visuals for the communities we serve and live in.

 
 

About the Photographer

 
As an urban planner, I don’t view photography as just a hobby, but as a tool that can spur new discussions and provide different perspectives on how we can make the communities we live in a better place for today and in the future.

Tobin Stuff is a 2013 graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Urban Planning and a current Masters of City Planning candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. Always up for an adventure, he is an avid explorer of the environment around him. Being an urban planner for a company in Pittsburgh, PA provided him opportunities to travel to sites in twelve states and internationally to South Korea and Japan to assist communities in creating planning guides to improve the lives and well-being of their residents, visitors, and workforce.

A previous work experience with the education non-profit, The Supply, provided him an opportunity to travel to Kenya for a month to help lead a program in the slum communities of Nairobi. The experience influenced him to look deeper into photographs and amplify the stories of the people and landscapes.

Another great project led by a separate non-profit can be found here. The organization led a workshop for slum students at a local school in Kenya on how to use photography as a way to express themselves and to look at their communities differently. The project illustrated how the power of a photograph can change the perception of a place and its people in a positive and empowering way.

As an urban planner, I don't view photography as just a hobby, but as a tool that can spur new discussions and provide different perspectives on how we can make the communities we live in a better place for today and in the future.

Please enjoy exploring this site and its photographs. Feel free to contact 7521 Photography with any questions, inquiries, or comments.

-Tobin