Two photographers, one roll of film, exposed twice — once of people, then of places. That’s the concept behind People vs. Places, a new double exposure photo series from Chicago-based photographers Timothy Burkhart and Stephanie Bassos. With a little ingenuity, a great eye and some luck, the result of their dueling effort is a more hauntingly beautiful view of the world we live in.
This week’s Reader SunShots contest celebrates photos taken with mobile phones. Up for the challenge? Submit your favorite cellphone pictures now for a chance to be featured online and in print. You can submit photos through Oct. 14. In the meantime, check out last year’s winners for some inspiration.
The Darkroom caught up with instagrammer Devon Doane, aka @devilsdetails, about her Boston Terrier Omar, Instagram do’s and don’ts and the craziest thing she’s seen on Instagram.
For a musical to resonate on an international level more than 50 years after its original Broadway debut demonstrates the brilliance of its creators.
With a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and choreography by Jerome Robbins, West Side Story battled its way onto Broadway from a vision of updating Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet for a beatnik and ballet proficient generation. Many Tony nominations followed in 1957, resulting in a win for Robbins’ choreography, but it lost the “Best Musical” award to the wholesome River City, Iowa spectacle The Music Man. The film adaptation fared much better earning ten Academy Awards including “Best Picture” in 1961.
All of this happened long before our two subjects jetéd into their parent’s lives. Courtney Ortiz and Nicholas Sipes joined the international touring cast earlier this year bringing the original magic of West Side Story to the European stage. The following interview was conducted in August, just before a short break brought them home to the States. They head back to Germany in October and finish out 2012 in Paris.
It wouldn’t be Baltimore Comic-Con without the costumes. Characters from Sue Storm and Poison Ivy to a 10-year-old Quarian from “Mass Effect” invaded the halls of the Baltimore Convention Center over the weekend. Photographer J.M. Giordano captured his favorite superheroes, villains and otherwise otherworldly denizens.
The 26th Burning Man Festival ramps up in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. More than 60,000 people have gathered at the sold out festival.
On the western side of Seneca Lake, one of the Finger Lakes in upstate New York, about 200 acres of land becomes the home for hundreds of kids and young adults each summer — Camp Seneca Lake.
An old stomping ground for my brother and sister who attended the camp when they were young and are now part of the staff, I spent time there this month documenting the camp’s annual climactic event ‘Color War.’
To honor the King of Rock-n-Roll on the anniversary of his death, we’ve compiled a photo collection of recent Elvis memorials mixed with a variety of Elvis impersonators, many from within Maryland’s own hunka-hunka-burnin’ talent pool. So, if you’re lonesome tonight and looking to keep the King’s memory alive, there are plenty of impersonators willing to be your teddy bear.
Patuxent photographer Sarah Pastrana spent some time at the Howard County Fair last week, looking for its more interesting characters. With the help of photographer Jen Rynda on the editing side, they produced six video vignettes in which the photos literally come to life. Click here to see them all.