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.