Thursday, July 16, 2009

Hey, Hon!

"Passerby pose for a portraits during HonFest in Hampden, Baltimore., June 13, 2009. HonFest is a local tradition."

A funny thing happened last month as I was sitting on my back porch.

Hoping I'd get a call to cover HonFest, I came up with an idea to setup a white sheet or seamless and shoot street portraits whether or not I got a call.

Within minutes, my phone buzzes from my buddy Drew. He had the same idea. Ironically, we hadn't told one another until we chatted on the phone, so we decided to take a tag-team approach.

In all my years in Baltimore, I've never even been to this fun event.

If you don't know, HonFest is a local Baltimore tradition, or as we locals would call it, a Bawlmer tradition, hon.

I met up with Drew around 3 p.m., and we gaffed up a seamless on a side street brick wall. We then scouted out some willing subjects (we also had Monica sending us some people since she was enjoying the event with beverages and other friends).

Charlie showed up and shot some video, too. We should be done that soon. We've all been busy.

Also, to toot my own horn, this was also the feature for the day on SportsShooter.

AND... if you aren't tired of clicking links in this post, click here to see these portraits bigger on my Web site.


Blogger Phil Romans said...

Very nice, very nice indeed.

In years past I have seen people with rigs in alleys shooting various folks.

Glad you got out to the HonFest! This marks my third year running, but first on a Sunday.
Saturdays are the way to go for photography.

Thursday, July 16, 2009 12:41:00 PM  

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