Monday, January 1, 2018

IMG_4439 Children texting and talking on their cell phones during the Michelle Nunn for US Senate primary victory party at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, May 20. IMG_4822 for Rebecca Giannini, 7, of Charlotte Hall, MD plays in the surf in Ocean City Saturday, October 15. IMG_0337 for The Chattanoogan: With the Tennessee River and Hunter Art Museum for a backdrop, Chattanooga ballerina Cortney Mild performs a grand jeté. CAMBCfreestyle Adrein Harrod of Columbia, MD goes free style boardwalkin' in Ocean City Thursday, March 31. fruitland_state_9 Hughesville's firstbaseman Brock Ruble grimaces as Fruitland's Ryan Alexander returns safely. CASDTWorcesterLAX6 Worcester Prep's Morgan Otway is sandwiched between Cape Henlopen's Alicia Comero, left, and Sam Corleski in game Friday, April 22. habitat_dawn At dawn of Day 1, roof trusses are unpacked. By afternoon, the wooden skeleton of a house will stand atop the foundation. This Atlanta, GA Habitat For Humanity building is a joint effort of Big Bethel AME Church and the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip. IMG_6809 for What's Up? Eastern Shore: A view camera and classic cars make a timeless setting at the inaugural St Michael's Concours d'Elegance. DSCN0830_c Dr. Robert Roberts of East Point, GA reflects on his 49 years of medical practice. IMG_4813 for Angie's List: L-R Americorps National Civilian Community Corps volunteers Heather Newhouse of Los Alamos, NM and Amy Lundberg of Backus, MN organize ceramic tiles at The Loading Dock Thursday, February 1. The corps works with nonprofits like The Loading Dock and state and local agencies to strengthen communities and to develop leadership skills among its volunteers, who give ten months of intensive service in return for a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award worth $4725. Please follow this link to the full essay. CA.WCT.bomb.disposal.2 The resort bomb squad took a suspected pipe bomb found at 78th Street to a field near the Ocean City airport, and detonated the device Tuesday. This was my scoop. I found, and followed the convoy while calling my editor, who dispatched a reporter to meet me at the airport. The police had maintained an admirable radio silence, so none of our rivals were aware of this story. IMG_9274 for Atlanta INtown: Vintage Barbershop proprietor Herbert Williams trims the hair of Keith Harrison, who said he'd been a customer for several years because of the "good service, conversation and comraderie" found there. The shop is located in Fairlie-Poplar at 57 Forsyth St. in the Healey Building. Pride of Baltimore II Bosun/3rd Mate Ryan Graham of Pine Bush, NY tightens the main clew lashing aboard the Pride of Baltimore II in Annapolis Sunday, April 8. "Pride II is the fifth schooner I've worked on, quickly becoming my favorite." ship Ships old and new are seen in Savannah, GA.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A Visit To Elea Blake

IMG_8219 In a window of the Elea Blake studio at 133 Frazier Avenue are three arm sculptures, fingers elegantly splayed upward. Darin Wright's aesthetics practice is one of many small gestures, nuances that blend art and science to complement one's natural complexion. IMG_8216 After cleansing her client's face, Wright searches for a foundation match. "Skin tones are different in different places," she explains and complements her well coordinated outfit of soft pinks and beiges. Empathy matters because these ladies will be spending most of an afternoon together. IMG_8221 "If eyes are the window to your soul, brows are the drapes," Wright continues. Like an energetic painter of canvas, her face is a fierce mask of concentration as the brush strokes are applied. Then, with hands apart, she steps away to gauge their effect. Smiling, bantering, mixing and applying color, her dance continues. IMG_8123 "We are mixologists creating on skin," she says. The powders are mineral-based and not tested on animals.
IMG_8260 Blending them may follow one of three schemes. The monochromatic results in shading. Analogous colors harmonize in their proximity on a color wheel while complements reach across the wheel to balance each other. IMG_8231 As time passes, her working surface comes to resemble a painter's palette, and like that portrait artist's, the colors are unique, be they applied with a stipple brush or molded into a lipstick. Wright's clientele leave the studio refreshed, empowered, and knowing that they look their best.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Silver Secrets

Making candid photos in public places has been my practice of a lifetime. It is a search for archetype, irony, and surprise. Luck is my silent partner, and I honor that good fortune with humility. This goes beyond elevating subjects to working stealthfully, and quickly. There’s an odd sensation of losing oneself in the moment, which I consider to be reward for this subtle, non-confrontational approach. To be sure it is stalking, but as Bob Dylan noted, “To live outside the law you must be honest.” 01adams 04adams The little nose picker begins the arc of life with an inquiring gaze into the essence of humanity. She is ably supported by a cast of female scientists appearing on the book jacket, talking on a cell phone and peering into a telescope. Complementing the previous subject is mother’s little helper, who stands alone as an archetype. 10adams 12adams At the gift shop, a retail transaction in the background mirrors the children playing with penlights. Their reciprocal gestures are opposed by the daring expressions swapped over the racer. 14adams 15adams Some families had just arrived at the shore and wanted to mark the occasion with a group picture. Such scenes always bear watching, not for what they intend, but for their accidental moments. Like his predecessor, this young man too has found his zenith. The boat name Tinkerbell brings to mind other flying children. 11adams 05adams06adams An audience of youngsters once gave that souvenir of a memorable wait at the bank their best eeeewwwws. Shopping malls have been good to me. 16adams 17adams 21adams 22adams 26adams 27adams Young Pioneers are the Eastern bloc's version of Scouting. In the hills above Budapest, they operate an aging commuter railway. Such grave formal bearing contrasts with their youth.
This picture twists those roles nicely, subordinating his age and gender to her youthful authority. 23adams 24adams This pair contrast the social with the anti-social and share common interest in footwear. 30adams 37adams 39adams 35adams Wright Square The final group explores race relations in contemporary Georgia, from modern ease to lingering doubt, and closes with an expression of all conquering love.
Cameron Adams