Thom Carroll

Thom Carroll

Thom Carroll is Photographer and Photo Editor for Based in Philadelphia, he is intrigued by how people live, interact, create and love. His photographs initiate communication, provoke thought and help contribute to the overall understanding of those living in cultural difference. He strives to maintain a healthy and positive lifestyle through his love of exploring and learning, biking, climbing, nature and yoga. Follow him on Instagram @Thom_Carroll.

March 15, 2019

Trocadero Theatre

PHOTOS: 100 years of the Trocadero Theatre

The Trocadero Theatre has seen many different shapes and forms throughout the 149 years since it opened as the Arch Street Opera House. Most people today know it as a concert venue that also books comedians and has weekly movie screenings, but for its longest-stretch, the theatre was known solely as the “Troc,” when it was a burlesque theatre for about 70 years. Here are some photos of the famed theatre throughout the past 100 years.

March 14, 2019

St. Patrick's Day

Dating back to the 1950s, these photos show Philadelphia celebrating St. Patrick's Day

PHOTOS: Philadelphia celebrating St. Patrick's Day throughout history

March 6, 2019


PHOTOS: Commuters receive 'Ashes to Go' on holy day of repentance

Reverends from St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Philadelphia greeted morning commuters on Ash Wednesday with their annual "Ashes to Go" offering at Jefferson Station.

February 28, 2019


PHOTOS: BalletX rehearses for upcoming Spring Series

Stepping from the sidewalk of Washington Avenue and into the headquarters of BalletX is like flowing into another dimension. Entering a space where one gets to witness the hard work that goes into producing greatness, before dancers are costumed and the work is polished on stage before the public - is entirely awesome. PhillyVoice was warmly-welcomed into the Balletx headquarters to photograph company dancers as they tirelessly rehearsed the powerful, emotional and elegant choreography in their upcoming Spring Series performance. Being up close in an environment where you can hear the breath and see the sweat of the dancers was a reminder of the hearts that were poured into these collaborations. The Spring Series includes ballets from three choreographers, including the East Coast premiere of Express by Lil Buck - the freestyle dancer and choreographer that you might have seen dancing on walls in an Apple Airpods commercial. This pop-inspired performance combines ballet, the street-style dance, "Memphis jookin" and custom Nikes on the stage. The series also brings the world premiere of Steep Drop, Euphoric, a breathtaking collaboration by movement visionary Nicole Fonte in his third BalletX production, and Off the Canvas by Katarzyna Skarpetowska, a Bessie Award nominee and BalletX’s 2019 Choreographic Fellow.The dance company will be preforming their Spring Series at the Wilma Theater from Wednesday, March 6 though Sunday March 17. More information and tickets can be found on the company’s website.

February 25, 2019


PHOTOS: SEPTA's brand-new Route 49 bus

PHOTOS: SEPTA's brand-new Route 49 bus

February 20, 2019


PHOTOS: Snowy scenes from Winter Storm Petra

Scenes from Winter Storm Petra on Wednesday in Philadelphia.

February 18, 2019

Tattoo Convention

PHOTOS: Head tattoos, chest pieces and ink for days

A photo gallery from the the 21st annual Philadelphia Tattoo Convention by Villain Arts at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

February 15, 2019

Stadium Series

PHOTOS: Eagles, Flyers players visit Linc as it's converted to an ice rink

Lincoln Financial Field is in the midst of a transformation. The field is currently being converted into an ice rink for the 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series where the Philadelphia Flyers will host the Pittsburgh Penguins. The face off will take place Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8 pm. 

February 8, 2019


Meet the woman with 'a new car’s worth' of tattoos

As Philadelphia welcomes the 21st annual Tattoo Convention this week, Octavia Plach, who has recently appeared on The Daily Show, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and on Paramount Network's Ink Master, sat with PhillyVoice to talk about her career and her journey toward becoming a heavily-tattooed woman.

February 5, 2019

Historic Philadelphia

PHOTOS: Then and now, Chinatown Philadelphia

Leading up to the celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year on Tuesday, Feb. 5, we decided to take you on a trip through history, comparing historic images of the neighborhood with photos of those exact locations in 2019. 

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