Thursday, May 19, 2011

"Goodbye" does not mean I am gone...

Crisfield Blog

I am stepping down as the chamber photographer to pursue other things that have been on my mind-plate for over two years. As a professional photojournalist who has traveled a lot, I feel the need to point my cameras in other directions, and to work on the many slides and negatives from my past travels. I have several photography books in mind, grants that need to be written for other projects, and my present dream (actually long-time dream) is to make a trip to Cuba to photograph the old cars from the fifties. I love old cars. Yes, photojournalists and journalists, as well as free-lance journalists, who have demonstrated a significant record of journalism can petition to go to Cuba. Naturally, this takes a great deal of preparation. Just the paperwork alone is time-consuming.  I also want to return to Bangladesh, and possibly do some work for relief organizations in other countries. 

Well, that covers the next ten years of my life. For now, I am going to relax and do a little brain dry-cleaning, and enjoy the summer  picking at my projects. I might even clean my house.

Shortly, the direction of this blog will focus on photos taken around the country and world, and of course in Maryland. Naturally, I will not pass up a Crisfield photo if it stares me directly in the lens.

4 comments:

Ann said...

Have fun, and get plenty of sun block. Though my Dad's Fiat was small 1100, it was a 50s car. If you see one, buy it for me. LOL

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

I love whatever you photograph. Hope your petition to go to Cuba comes true. Good luck for all the other wishes too.

Charlie (weekend Crisfield dweller) said...

I sure will miss my daily Crisfield Blog fix. It's the first thing I look at every morning but look forward to following your new adventures. I visited Bangladesh several years ago and it remains one of my best travel memories. Best of luck with your new endeavours!!

Cathey in Arkansas said...

I will miss your daily post, but I am happy for you. I wish you all the best in your new grand adventure!