Freelancing as a Photojournalist the Original Plan When I went off to college, my plan was to major in photojournalism. My love for photography started at the age of ten when I learned how to develop film in a darkroom. Like many photographers, I experienced that rush of excitement seeing images come to light in a chemical bath under the red hue of a darkroom
W.C. Fields allegedly said he'd never be on the same stage with children and pet dogs. He recognized you can't compete with kids, not to mention Chihuahuas. So, who better to lobby for children than children themselves. Maryland Family Support Network With that in mind, every year, the Maryland Family Support Network) brings parents, staff, and children from its statewide constituencies to meet with legislators
Meet tomorrow's next member of the Maryland House of Delegates. I photographed this little girl on an assignment for the Baltimore Business Journal. She wasn't the focus of my assignment, it was getting photos of folks like her dad, a Montgomery County delegate and his colleagues. But, she caught my attention and I captured a lighter moment of the General Assembly’s opening day. Like most
There’s a New Dog in Town The best cure for recovering from the loss of an old dog is to get a new one. Give yourself time to grieve and then move on. We moved on with Moo. A few weeks after losing Ginger to an untimely death due to liver cancer, we began to look at the prospects for bringing a new pet into
Travels with Ginger — If you own a dog then you know it’s a member of the family. Bill Clinton once advised; if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. A dog is a man’s best friend isn’t a truism that came from out of nowhere. And, today, of course, a dog is also a women’s best friend. After Dana and I bought
His name is Salim. In Arabic it means peaceful and during my brief encounter with him it fit his disposition. Salim was enjoying a bowl of stew outside of Liam Flynn’s in Station North on a warm fall night. I asked if I could take his photo. I find people fall into two camps when you ask if you can take their picture. Either no
William Tell at the State Fair, this balloon barker was eager to help me do what was necessary to get a good color photo, even risking getting hit by a off target dart. It was a hot, humid night with a small crowd that made it easy for this guy to joke around and offer himself up for a good photo. The backdrop offered great
Small Fry, a tiny coffee shop in Hobart, Tasmania, draws the locals for its home-baked donuts and pastries. It’s why I was there and fortunate to encounter this little girl who had come in with her dad and sister to enjoy a donut and hot chocolate. I watched her and her sister for fifteen minutes before I asked the father for permission to photograph her.