PHOTOS: 25 angels, fantastical beasts and stone-faced observers

St. Michael the Archangel Church, Scranton RoadBob PerkoskiSt. Michael the Archangel Church, Scranton Road

They watch over you as you amble along Euclid, latte in hand, oblivious to their gentle aegis. Above and among you, winged beasts are forever poised to take flight, creatures silently howl and bearded men stare out with unwavering gazes.

While most of us nary notice the fantastical stone residents that dot our fair city, Fresh Water's managing photographer, Bob Perkoski, has captured a slew of them with his keen eye and delivers unto us sea horses in Lakewood, a gentle lad downtown and a judgmental patron saint in Slavic Village and many others.

The editorial staff invites readers to enjoy this unique round-up of neighbors that you've likely never met even though they've been around longer than the oldest Clevelander you know.

<span class="content-image-text">Euclid Avenue building</span>Euclid Avenue building

Bob Perkoski
Bob Perkoski

About the Author: Bob Perkoski

In addition to his work for Fresh Water, Bob Perkoski is the official photographer for LAND studio and Cleveland Burlesque. He recently published a book of his photos Rust Belt Burlesque. He's had work published in other books like LGBTQ Cleveland by Ken Schneck, Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland AnthologyRust Belt Chic: The Pittsburgh Anthology and Moon Cleveland by Douglas Trattner. Previously he was co-founder/art director for Balanced Living Magazine. His substantial portfolio includes news coverage, portraiture, commercial imagery and fine art. Perkoski's first solo show, These Walks of Life premiered in December 2016 in Negative Space Gallery. Visit Perkoski Photography for complete profile information.
Originally from Conneaut, Ohio, Perkoski now lives close to the city in Parma. He has been Fresh Water's managing photographer since the publication's September 2010 inception.