After spending more than 24 years at the Baltimore Sun taking pictures with expensive professional cameras to cover assignments, I was in no hurry to use my iPhone as a camera unless I had to. I was asked to consider doing more with my images on social media, so I dusted off the Instagram account I set up over a year ago and started looking at other Instagrammers’ work. Each click sent me to another corner of the world as I viewed amazing images being taken with iPhones. The creativity I saw was truly spectacular. I was inspired and now on a mission to see what I could do with mine. I have been posting images for the last six weeks and will continue to share my views of Baltimore. More of my images can be found @lloyd1fox on Instagram.
The National Aquarium’s first ever “InstaMeet” took place this past Tuesday in honor of the one year anniversary of their Black Tip Reef Exhibit. A small group of people who use the popular social media app, Instagram, were invited to an after hours party to enjoy light refreshments, good company and the opportunity to photograph one of the aquarium’s largest and most diverse exhibits. The participants were chosen through a contest that the National Aquarium made available to their followers on social media. The contest required them to submit a contact form with their name and Instagram account. Winners were randomly selected a week prior to the event.
Local photographer capturing portraits of everyday Baltimore with aspirations of one day becoming a wire photojournalist: Meet Noah Scialom aka NoahCalm on Instagram.
The time has come to bid a fond farewell to my friends and colleagues at The Sun, to the readers of The Darkroom and to “The Greatest City in America.” And with only a year and a half of Charm City living under my belt, I’m amazed at how many quirky photos I uploaded to Instagram and Twitter.
Thanks for the memories, Baltimore, and stay quirky!
What makes Christopher Eyl’s Instagram feed so mesmerizing is how the pictures display his distinctive view of the world. For this North Carolina-based designer, intersecting lines, contrasting colors, light and texture are often the jumping off points for an incredible picture. Each image he shares is a piece of a greater collection that reminds us that there is nothing unrealistic about abstract art.
Notice a little more orange in your Instagram feed lately? If you were following these folks, it never would have stopped. From the playoff run last October, to the road opener on Tuesday, Orioles supporters from Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, even from New England, have been sharing slices of their fandom, which, appropriately enough, often involves slices of Orioles-themed cake. In this special Instagrammer Feature, meet some of the Orioles fans of Instagram.
Photos curated in part via Olapic
What sticks out to us about John Brock’s (aka @rockinbrock) photography is the vivid way he captures everyday life living in Baltimore. Architecture, clouds and people are recurring subjects for the adventurous father of two.
The Darkroom caught up with Brock about how he edits his images, what he loves about Baltimore and where he found his love of photography.
If you live in Baltimore and you’re on Instagram, there’s a good chance you’ve come across @flynnfinity aka Josh Flynn. Flynn, who lives and works in Baltimore, won the award for “Best Instagram” at the Mobbies this year.
The Darkroom caught up with Flynn about Instagram’s Terms of Service debacle, his series #baileystraightchillin and the advantages of using a camera phone on the fly.
The Darkroom caught up with instagrammer Jen DuMars, aka @strange_agent, about being motivated by failure, what makes a place and why most of her photos aren’t captioned.
The longtime Maryland resident, who splits time between West Annapolis and Charles Village, shoots her Instagram photos with an iPhone 4S, many while commuting to her public policy job in Washington.
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.