• Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors
    25
    Apr

    The Start of Something New: Part 3

    Since before 2001, I’ve wanted to be a photographer.  After September 11, 2001 — hours after– I went to photograph Ground Zero.  Those photos launched my career.  But careers don’t happen overnight.  Even with some magazine covers under my belt, I had to think hard about how I’d leverage this new found obsession. That’s what […]

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  • Matthew Frey Photographer
    28
    Mar

    The Start of Something New: Part 2

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  • Mario Andretti's Indycar at Honda Dealer's Show
    20
    Mar

    The Start of Something New: Part 1

    Las Vegas was hot.  The sun beat down on my rental van as I pulled in front of the Mandalay Bay convention center glass doors.  I had about 400 lbs of equipment in the back of the SUV, and the hike from the door, past the aquarium, up the little grade, to either elevator or […]

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  • Baltimore Critters
    13
    Jan

    Finding Your Spark During COVID, CTL ALT DELETE

    Chapter 3 “It only takes a spark, to get a fire going/ and soon all those around / will warm up in it’s glowing.  That’s how it is with God’s love, blah blah blah blah blah, pass it on.” I am not a religious person; in fact, my beliefs venture into Bill Maher territory.  That […]

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  • Mary Ann Gatty in the US Event Photos Podcast Stuido
    04
    Jan

    Finding Your Spark During Covid or Cue the Tambourine

    Chapter 2  When one door closes, another door opens.  I just didn’t expect that door to be under my feet. I fell through the trap door, sliding into a depression that was foreign.  An isolation I’ve never experienced.  A time when it seemed like the forces of darkness were overwhelming the light.  Star Wars level […]

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  • Jean LaVelle's Hopkins Hospital Baltimore
    11
    Dec

    Jean LaVelle: It’s Always Sunny in Baltimore (AUDIO ONLY)

    I continue our discussion about art and creativity with one of my favorite people: my Aunt, Jean LaVelle.   A Baltimore folk artist,  Aunt Jean sees the world differently, and through her art, brings her joyous visions to life. During a time when COVID is rampaging, and many face the holidays in isolation — Aunt Jean’s […]

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  • Miami green screen photo booth for Yamaha Outboards
    30
    Nov

    How the Pandemic Kills Creativity

    Chapter 1 I stood in front of the baggage carousel, luggage dropped and spun around, but mine are always last.  Not because I’m a glass half full kind of guy, but because my cases are huge and require special handling.  If they even come out on the regular belt.  Often, they drop across the vast […]

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  • Photographer Mike Gatty, Owner of US Event Photos, photographing in Baltimore during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    02
    Nov

    When you are sitting next to a president, Chapter 4

    It was an exclusive executive party in Orlando, Fl.  An early spring had sprung, and big, puffy clouds scooted overhead.  The brick courtyard stretched in back of the five-star hotel; French doors spilled participants onto a manicured garden. High top tables with tiny tea candles and long white cloths dotted the patio, and a portable […]

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  • Denver red carpet photography with George W. Bush
    21
    Oct

    When You’re Sitting Next to a President Chapter 3

    The ballroom at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas stretched around me.  Gaudy Louis XIV chandeliers hung from the ceiling and glittered against the mirrored walls.  Around the perimeter of the ballroom waited a single file of participants, snaking around and out the double mirrored doors, stanchions keeping everyone in a tight neat line. In […]

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  • Street Art in Patterson Park
    15
    Oct

    Launching the 743 Patterson Park Podcast

    In this time of COVID-19, focus on our immediate community is priority.  With that in mind, we’re launching a new podcast with a hyper-local focus on our surrounding neighborhood, the Patterson Park area of Baltimore.  Here’s the first installment of the Podcast: a short call to artists and community feedback about what they’d like to […]

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