“Hey, a gig is a gig,” Chester quips when asked how the Balance show came about. The back-story is a bit more flattering. It turns out that, although Chester left Charm City back in the 1950s when he was in fifth grade, he’s remembered us fondly ever since. Even as he spent a life roaming Tanzania, the American Southwest, California, and Cape Cod—ultimately settling in Woods Hole, Mass.—he periodically returns to Baltimore to visit friends and take pictures. Indeed, Baltimore is depicted several times within the book, including a star turn by Lexington Market’s now defunct Polock Johnny’s. So when his friend Ron Soloman, a local architectural photographer, suggested he consider Balance as a potential exhibition site, Chester was game.