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A Rash of Random Photographs That For Some Reason I Haven’t Shared Here – Baltimore, April 2015 …

TODAY   

CAMERA OPERATOR, NORTH AND PENNSYLVANIA AVENUES, APRIL, 2015, BALTIMORE 

  

THOMAS ROBERTS, MSNBC JOURNALIST AND GAY ACTIVIST

  

STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT COLOR EYES I HAVE DURING TENSIONS IN BALTIMORE. NO one can ever accuse me of NOT being versatile, especially in times of crisis! 

Very difficult to photograph your eyes. 

    

CHESS MASTERS, PENNSYLVANIA AND NORTH AVENUES, BALTIMORE, 2015

  

SO MANY BLACK MEN HAVE HIT ON ME, EVER SINCE I MOVED TO BALTIMORE!  Gentlemen. Open about their intentions. No pussyfooting around. This guy wanted to take me to dinner. When I told my neighbor, Brent, who is an angry Black Man, he said to me, “Why not go have dinner with him?”  That is certainly more palatable than the guy who wanted to take me to a bar at 9:30 AM. LOVE IT!

  

NATIONAL GUARD MOVES DOWN PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, BALTIMORE, 2015

    

CORNER OF PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE. MAN WITH SIGN, BALTIMORE, 2015

  

MEDIA. PHOTOGRAPHERS CHECKING THEIR SMART PHONES, OUTSIDE BURNT CVS PHARMACY, BALTIMORE, 2015

  

MAN IN YELLOW TURBAN AND MOTORBIKE, BALTIMORE, 2015

  

MAN WHO RAMBLED INCOMPREHENSIBLY FOR TWO HOURS, BALTIMORE, 2015

  

THE GENERATION OF HOPE MAKES AN APPEARANCE 

  

TWO MEN LAUGHING, BALTIMORE, 2015

NATIONAL GUARD, DOWNTOWN BALTIMORE, 2015    

FROM INSIDE STARBUCKS DOOR ON “PRESIDENT STREET,” DOWNTOWN BALTIMORE, 2015

  

“FREE PEOPLE” STORE AND NATIONAL GUARD, CORNER SHOT, BY WHOLE FOODS, BALTIMORE, 2015

  

EVEN THE NATIONAL GUARD NEED WATER AND BEVERAGES DURING THOSE HOT, APRIL DAYS, BALTIMORE, 2015

  

NATIONAL GUARD ALERT, TUESDAY, APRIL, 2015, BALTIMORE, DOWNTOWN

  

PARALLEL PARKING, ARMY VEHICLE AND NATIONAL GUARD, DOWNTOWN BALTIMORE, 2015

  

THE NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONAL GUARD APPEARED. BURNING CAR. CHARLES VILLAGE, BALTIMORE, 2015

  

GETTING THROUGH TO 911 REQUIRED PATIENCE THAT NIGHT. FIRST ATTEMPTS RENDERED A BUSY SIGNAL. SECOND ATTEMPT, YOU REACHED A RECORDING, IMPLORING YOU NOT TO HANG UP. ULTIMATELY, COORDINATION OF POLICE, FIRE DEPARTMENT AND HELICOPTER GUIDANCE COMMUNICATED LOCATION AND FIRE WAS PUT OUT. BUSY NIGHT FOR EMERGENCY OPERATIONS. THEY WERE STRETCHED TO THE MAX. (Sorry for all caps here. Didn’t realize it was gonna be that long.)

  

THE SHELL OF A CAR, BALTIMORE, 2015. 

 

(EVEN AS I POST THIS, POLICE HELICOPTERS CONTINUE TO PAYROL BALTIMORE. ONE JUST ROLLED BY, AND IT’S 2:15 PM.)

HOW IT ALL BEGAN …