Alright, Baltimore/DMV: We follow some pretty great photographers, but we want to know your favorites
And, we want to tell the Baltimore (and beyond) #photography community about them. Over on our blog, The Darkroom, we want to feature area photographers who are doing something special, original or just phenomenal, but we know there are some great photographers out there that we don’t know about.
Who are your favorites? Let us know.
We want to see your best interpretation of “Summer Vacation” for this week’s #ReaderSunShots theme. Be creative and hit us with your best shot.
To submit: Tag your photos on Instagram or Twitter with #SunShots2014, or upload directly at photos.baltimoresun.com. Winning photos will be showcased online and in print.
Pictured: Fans burst out in laughter as the Orioles Bird sprays Richard Aberbach of Baltimore with silly string between innings during the first game of the Grapefruit League Season for the Orioles at Fort Lauderdale Stadium Sat., Feb. 28, 1998. Aberbach, here on vacation to see the Orioles play, was posing for the Bird, who was holding a trick camera. (Baltimore Sun/Karl Merton Ferron)
We knew Frank Underwood could cheat, connive, even murder. But sing?
More than 100 former Playboy Bunnies will be converging on Baltimore this weekend for a semi-annual reunion. The women worked as waitresses and hostesses in the old Playboy clubs, which were once a fixture in most large cities.
The women worked in low-cut satin leotards, bunny ears and fuzzy tails, which were handed out by a “Bunny Mother.”
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of Baltimore’s Playboy club, which closed in 1977.
"Hands up, don’t shoot" has become one of the primary rallying cries for those in Ferguson, Mo., protesting the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown last week.
The slogan has now spread to Baltimore, with a two part mural on the boarded-up back of a liquor store at the corner of East Preston Street and Greenmount Avenue. “Hands up” is on one level of the building, while a shadowy figure with arms raised is on a lower level.
Summer arrived with more than 17,000 county residents seeking work. Still, a unique employment opportunity has remained available for weeks. The Capital ran unanswered classified ads and the hiring manager is nearing desperation. Pay exceeds minimum wage. Hours are flexible. Work outdoors and deepen your tan. Oh, one more thing …
Help wanted: Lifeguards.
Location: Welcome to Pine Tree Associates, a resort nestled on 96 acres of forested hills north of Annapolis. Pine Tree is one of the country’s oldest naturist clubs. This former farmland, still with its bucolic charm, was converted in the 1930s by families with a shared hobby. Today, there are shady campsites and grassy lawns, a sauna and an outdoor pool. Naturist means nudist.
Baltimore’s most distinctive bus stop was unveiled late last month on the side of the Creative Alliance in Highlandtown. The trio of giant letters — which resemble a set piece from ”Sesame Street” — has become a favorite spot for residents to lounge or pose for photos.
"It’s hit-you-over-the-head simple, but a really elegant idea," said Bill Gilmore, executive director of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts, an organizer of the project, which brought European artists to a transit stop in each of the city’s three arts districts. The initiative was funded with a $130,000 grant from the European Union National Institutes for Culture and $200,000 from ArtPlace America, Gilmore said.