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.
If the Olympics reinforced anything, it’s our addiction to the animated gif — everyone from journalists to pop culture enthusiasts created them to add a little drama and pizazz in reporting the Games this year. Elspeth Reeve from The Atlantic provided a gif guide to “how the U.S. Team crushed the Russians,” meanwhile Buzzfeed highlighted the “most absurd moments of the Olympic Opening Ceremony” and Mashable presented “the most painful moments of the Olympics” via gifs.
We claim to be no pros, but here we add our own to the Olympics animated gif mix from the hurdles to weightlifting and even a First Lady Michelle Obama reaction, using photos and the power of layers and animation in Photoshop.
It’s hard to miss the following “family” while sifting through thousands of daily news photos. Gary Stretch, “Space Cowboy,” and the “Monsters of Schlock” are a few of the members of the “The Royal Family of Strange People.” Acts from this exotically-talented family tree will be on display until September 29th at the Priceless London Wonderground, next to the Jubilee Gardens, feeding spectators of the Summer Olympics with it’s strange fruit.
Photographer Oli Scarff of Getty Images caught the following sneak peek, and who knows, maybe even Queen Elizabeth might catch this other “royal family” show this summer.
The Darkroom interviews the creators of the Copycat Project, Rob Brulinski and Alex Wein. The duo produced a historical and pictorial documentation of the landmark Copy Cat building in a 140-page, 12-inch x 12-inch hardcover book, which features portraits of 130 residents and the avant-garde culture of creativity defining the space.
The Baltimore Sun teamed up with Baltimore Heritage for a photowalk on May 27th during the Sowebohemian Arts and Music Festival in West Baltimore. Nearly 35 photographers turned out for the afternoon tour that showcased the neighborhood’s unique parks and landmarks. Here’s a collection of photos from the photowalk that include snapshots of Hollins Market, Union Square, H.L. Mencken’s House, Franklin Square and Baltimore Street.
The highs and lows of love is a sweet and bitter roller coaster ride explored by singer-songwriter Risa Binder on her debut album “Paper Heart.” The Columbia, Maryland native recently stopped by the Baltimore Sun, where she spoke with Sun features writer Wesley Case about growing up in the state and her current tour. Binder also performed “Paper Heart” and “You Made it Rain” with guitarist Ryan Bull.
As we approach Mother’s Day weekend, I’ve compiled a collection of women whose motherhood has become a part of their celebrity, in addition to those who have become celebrities because they are mothers. This is by no means a definitive list of celebrity moms but merely an observation of motherhood and fame as seen through the collective eye of American pop culture.
Season four of Rupaul’s ultimate drag queen competition came to an end last week, with RuPaul crowning the fierce shock queen Sharon Needles as America’s Next Drag Superstar. Currently on her Everyday is Halloween tour, Needles stopped by this month’s Deep in the Game party at Club Hippo. Baltimore-based photographer Jen Mizgata was there to capture the style, the glam and the fearsome kids that came out to play at night.