RVA is a weird and wild place.

by | Dec 19, 2009 | PHOTO

So many inspired people are doing amazing things in Richmond, VA and the rest of the world is taking notice. From major national media taking cues from our scene to bigger and badder ideas sprouting everyday, this city is becoming what everyone thought it could be years ago.

In looking back over all the images people have contributed in 2009 to RVA Magazine, you get a sense of how varied the wildlife is here and the scene is wide open for interpretation. From the sneaker freaks and fashionistas, metal heads to indie kids, everyday life on the river to mystic spells – they are making this place whatever they want it to be.

So many inspired people are doing amazing things in Richmond, VA and the rest of the world is taking notice. From major national media taking cues from our scene to bigger and badder ideas sprouting everyday, this city is becoming what everyone thought it could be years ago.

In looking back over all the images people have contributed in 2009 to RVA Magazine, you get a sense of how varied the wildlife is here and the scene is wide open for interpretation. From the sneaker freaks and fashionistas, metal heads to indie kids, everyday life on the river to mystic spells – they are making this place whatever they want it to be.

Here is a collection of photos taken from the RVA 2009 archives.


fill browne


bob quirk (sorry I messed up your credit in the magazine, Bob -ed.)


joseph talman


ken howard


tony lynch


kim frost


david kenedy


PJ Sykes


ian graham


S. Preston Duncan


nick ghobashi


karen seifert

To the photographers behind the following images, thank you for contributing your time to the magazine. If I mess up your credit please hit me up – [email protected]

The opening image is by Tony Lynch.

R. Anthony Harris

R. Anthony Harris

I created Richmond, Virginia’s culture publication RVA Magazine and brought the first Richmond Mural Project to town. Designed the first brand for the Richmond’s First Fridays Artwalk and promoted the citywide “RVA” brand before the city adopted it as the official moniker. I threw a bunch of parties. Printed a lot of magazines. Met so many fantastic people in the process. Professional work: www.majormajor.me




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