This summer, I had the opportunity to compose and perform the soundtrack for an ambitious timelapse photography project titled Philly Is Ugly. It was nice to take a break from the guitar and go back to my keyboard roots. The project was spearheaded by Nathaniel Dodson of Endy Photography. It caused quite the splash in the photography community and has since become one of the most-watched timelapse films in all of Vimeo!


Philly Is Ugly – Timelapse Love Story from Nathaniel Dodson on Vimeo.


A large reason for the success in the photography community is largely due to Nathaniel’s painstaking documentation of his gear, methods, techniques, and beyond! For example, here’s a quick little video he did for the soundtrack featuring yours truly:


Sounds by Sheltered Turtle | Philly Is Ugly Soundtrack from Nathaniel Dodson on Vimeo.


I’m really proud of this project and all the success that’s occurred. Nathaniel is not only incredibly talented but very hard working and totally deserving of all his success and recognition. His photography is indicative of his a unique style and personality.


Some other links:

On Fox’s Good Morning Philadelphia —

Official website —

Nathaniel’s professional website —