Although I enjoy reading blogs I have never put much thought into creating one. Every spring I try to come up with a leisure project for the new year. In 2009 I decided to take some time exploring the city of Baltimore to take photographs of the many monuments around the city. I enjoyed this so much that last year year I decided to do another series of photographs. This time my subject was Baltimore Churches. Before anyone reading this goes any farther let me explain that I am not a professional photographer. But I have had a love of taking pictures since I was 8 years old. My Aunt Louise bought me my first camera when I was eight. She bought it at a little store located at the old Bata Hotel behind the Bata Shoe Factory in Harford County. She worked very hard on the manufacturing line at the factory and my appreciation of the fact that she spent some of her hard earned money to buy me camera has always stayed with me all of these years. I immediately started to buy film with my allowance and took many photos as a child. Some of them were kind of strange. I used to take my younger sister Shelley out and pose her in obscure places to make what I thought were dramatic photos that told a story. I still like to take photos that tell stories, real or fictional. So, I am going to take photos and write a blog about them for my spring 2011 project.
To quote my favorite movie Casablanca: "Here's looking at you kid." I hope we meet here again soon.