It’s that time of year again, when thousands of colorfully-dressed fans of anime and East Asian culture flock to Baltimore’s Convention Center. This photo shoot highlights some of the best costumes seen at Otakon Friday.
Wayne Johnson is all about candid. The Baltimore street photographer, who spends his spare time mostly shooting in Fells Point, came to that realization not long after he started. Johnson is drawn to the active and the interesting. Street performers are among his favorites.
Take a look at the first in our series on Baltimore Street Photographers.
So you want to make a time lapse. That’s great. Time lapses usually make for very compelling video. Just look at this 4K time lapse of scenes in Norway. Beautiful, right?
Yours may not look quite that good, but I’m offering some tips on how to most effectively time lapse with a DSLR camera. See below the video.
The creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo, the ultimate symbol of American lawn kitsch, has died. Donald Featherstone was 79.
Featherstone’s wife, Nancy, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that her husband died Monday at an elder care facility in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, after a long battle with Lewy body dementia.
Featherstone, a trained sculptor with a classical art background, created the flamingo in 1957 for plastics company Union Products, modeling it after a bird he saw in National Geographic. Millions of the birds have been sold.
Featherstone worked for Union for 43 years, inventing hundreds of plastic products in that time and rising to the position of president before his retirement in 1999.
In addition to his wife of 40 years, Featherstone is survived by two children, four grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
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Philadelphia-born humanist photographer, Mary Ellen Mark, died at the age of 75 on Monday, May 25, 2015.
Mark’s work had been widely published in LIFE, the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. During her career, she traveled extensively “to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism.”
Throughout her career, she produced 18 books and was working on her 19th for Aperture. That final project was focused on Tiny, a young prostitute from Seattle whom she had photographed in Streetwise, her much admired essay published in 1988. Her photographs from Seattle also became the basis of the academy award nominated film, also named Streetwise, directed and photographed by her husband, Martin Bell.
The scene in the Preakness Infield may have evolved over the years but it still remains “The People’s Party.”