“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. This week, photojournalists Kenneth K. Lam and Lloyd Fox photographed the Ravens as they lost to the Cincinnati Bengals, 28-24, at M&T Bank Stadium.
Kenneth K. Lam
As the Orioles’ 2015 season comes to a close and a play-off appearance seemingly remote, I started to look for something different during the games. I was looking for interesting pictures that show the traditions of the game, like players chewing bubble gum, fans seeking autographs or a batter get thrown at after a home run. I also photographed tight close-ups of mitts used by last season’s Rawlings Gold Glove award winners that have gold labels, and how the home team grounds crews always smooth the infield on the top of the inning when the Orioles are on the field. There are images that show that fraction of a second that is invisible in real time, like a bat breaking on impact with a pitch, a runner avoiding a tag or beating a throw to reach base.
2015 Chinese New Years celebrates the Year of the Sheep. This past Sunday the Johns Hopkins University Yong Han Lion Dance Troupe paid tribute to the event at the Walters Art Museum in Mount Vernon. They donned paper maché Southern style lion heads and thrilled their audience as they juked and jumped and brought the costumes to life as they danced to warn off bad spirits. There were several dance demonstrations from the Baltimore Chinese School from the cultural dance group and the school’s ballet class.
From November to February the Conowingo Dam attracts over a hundred species of birds, but the bald eagles are the star of the show. What draws them to the giant hydroelectric dam, which located on the Susquehanna River, is the way it makes energy. As the dam produces electricity, a large volume of water and fish are sucked through the generators stunning the fish into “floaters” as they exit the dam downstream. The easy prey becomes an excellent food source for bald eagles and other birds.
Ken Lam has worked as a staff photographer at The Baltimore Sun since 1989. During his time here, he has covered a variety of subjects with style and finesse. He has the ability to find unique moments in time. Whether Ken is covering a candlelight vigil for a fallen police officer or the President getting “chest bumped” at the USNA graduation or Ray Lewis showing his gratitude to the fans at his last home game in Baltimore, he will get a picture that tells a story. Ken is a great sports photographer, having covered a number of different sporting events. He was a key member of The Sun’s Super Bowl photo coverage team and is currently working the Orioles’ playoff run.
Otakon 2012 Photo Booth: Fans embrace characters from My Little Pony, Gurren Lagann, Batman and more
Photo booth photos from Baltimore’s annual East Asian fan convention Otakon, taken by Baltimore Sun Photographer Kenneth K. Lam.