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  • Behind the portrait of basketball star Jalen Smith

    Behind the portrait of basketball star Jalen Smith

    The assignment: to photograph basketball star Jalen Smith, one of the top high school basketball players in Maryland and The Baltimore Sun’s basketball player of the year. My plan was to photograph Jalen in the gym at Mount St. Joe’s, where he attends high school. Before getting to my portrait...

  • A doggone good time at BARCS

    A doggone good time at BARCS

    The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter has been bursting at the seams for several years. More than 11,000 unwanted, abused and stray animals are dropped off each year, at a rate of about 30 a day, at the largest open-admission animal shelter in the state. No animals are turned away, even...

  • Signs of Spring in Baltimore

    Signs of Spring in Baltimore

  • The fleeting art of the bubble

    The fleeting art of the bubble

    A bit over 10 years ago, Mark Angelo Askew bought a small mechanical blowing machine to satisfy his childhood fascination with soap bubbles. Little did he know that bubble blowing would become his retirement project for he and Brenda Marie his wife of 38 years. Askew, who had his own graphic design...

  • The Defining Moment

    The Defining Moment

    I have covered Opening Day in Baltimore for many years and most of the days’ events have been the same for years and happen right on schedule. Fans arrive a few hours before the game, players are always announced and run down the orange carpet one at a time, both teams line the base paths for the...

  • Living Classroom's Lady Maryland gets some winter maintenance

    Living Classroom's Lady Maryland gets some winter maintenance

    Winter maintenance on the Lady Maryland, the flagship for the Living Classrooms Foundation, was extensive. The 32-year-old deck of the pungy schooner, built in 1986, was replaced with a new one made of Douglas fir. During the sailing season, which begins on April 4 and continues through November,...

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