Welcome to Baltimore, Hon! is about all things Baltimore, “from the charming to the alarming,” as the site advertises.
Each day, a different photographer is tasked with making a picture at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The idea is that the ballpark is a landmark that everyone knows, pretty much everyone has been to, but how much do we really think about it?
I immediately fell in love with the idea, contacted Rafael and got on the list. I like concept of a collaborative, community art project. My day came up yesterday — Fourth of July when the Orioles were away playing in Boston.
This was a challenge because there are no ballplayers and few people. The people really give life to the stadium.
I decided to sign up for a ballpark tour, so I’d have a chance to see all sorts of ins and outs of the stadium. The tour was great and I actually learned a lot while shooting. Interestingly, my husband and I were the only Baltimoreans and Orioles fans in our group! Oddly enough, we were outnumbered by Boston people. (It figures!)
I sent three pictures to Rafael for consideration, and he picked my favorite, a neat shot of empty seats, which is now posted on the website. I’m including the other two here.