This week we’ve travelled to early 80’s Baltimore, encountering the transgressive mindset of John Waters’ campy films. Photographer Kaitlin Jencso frames the back-alley of a city synonymous with Waters in a manner that emulates the grunge and harshness of the filmmaker, showcasing the city’s intriguing and alluring grit.
Featured Instagrammers: November 1, 2015
Eerie scenes and dramatic portraits are the main dishes in this Halloween weekend’s menu of Featured Instagrammers. Don’t forget to tag your photos #exposeddc for a chance to have your work featured!
In Frame: November 24, 2014
Though Halloween is all but a distant memory, Antwain Jackson added this amusing photo to the pool over the weekend. It’s so simple, it’s brilliant, with the distinctive D.C. Metro station ceiling design providing a familiar backdrop to the wonderfully silhouetted and sinister subject.
This week we have street photography in the virtual world, rising local waters and the communities affected, teens wanting to be fashion models and lots and lots of creepy. Go ahead and click, if you dare…
- A photographer mom dressed up her daughter as famous women from history, and photographed the results. The 5-year-old Coco Chanel is fabulous.
- Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy these creepy photos of creepy people in the past behaving creepily. Our ancestors were nuts.
- D.C. Photographer Greg Kahn has been documenting the rapid sea level rise in the Chesapeake Bay since 2012. His documentation of the changes to the coastal communities appeared in the Washington Post Magazine last weekend.
- Also in the Washington Post is an article about the dramatic changes to Senior Portrait photography in the region. The very glamorous photo shoots that teens are demanding, along with the high sticker prices, are great for photographers. While the fashion style shoots may be too over the top to some, we still think it is much better than teens taking selfies at funerals.
- Can’t get enough creepy OG Halloween photos? Check out the work of photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard. He was destined for creepy with a name like that.
- Photographer Fernando Gomes takes beautiful street images of New York City. Gomes also captures daily life on the streets of Los Santos, the fictional city in Grand Theft Auto V.
- While not new, the George Mason University Archives’ photostream on Flickr is worth a look.
- If newer creepy photos are your jam, these images of doll faces switched with kids faces ought to do the trick.
- In tiger news this week, don’t stick your arm in a tiger’s cage. It never ends well.
- And finally, ghosts are real! There are photos. Mwahahahaha.