Spent the first afternoon of the new year out on the water looking for fossils on a Chesapeake tidal river. Chesapecten jeffersonius (extinct species of scallop) and other shells were abundant in different layers of the eroding shoreline. Some of these shells date back up to 8 million years ago when parts of the Chesapeake region were covered in shallow seas.
Scroll through the post below to see highlights from 2018 - looking forward to more adventures on the Chesapeake Bay and beyond in 2019!
Tangier Island Freeze-Up: stuck on Tangier Island for six days during a freeze up in January 2019 with nothing to do but shoot pictures.
Continued shooting for my forthcoming book, Island Life - expect release in the fall of 2021.
Great photography outings on the Chesapeake Bay
Travel to Louisiana and Maine to photograph commercial fisheries
26 Photography workshops with over 90 students
Work published in over 25 regional and national publications.
Solo exhibitions: Island Life at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland from August to November. Working the Water at Maryland Hall Center for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Maryland from September to November.
Launch of my 22’ Privateer, Carla Marie, after being rebuilt. Featured as the cover story in the October 2018 issue of Chesapeake Bay Magazine.
Featured in filmmaker Patrick McNamara’s series Artisan Portrait
Working the Water went into it’s third printing less than two years after being released
Instillations of framed work at homes and businesses.
Events, Exhibits, Lectures and Parties
Commercial assignments covering a wide variety of subjects
Great times with family and friends
To celebrate a great year of photography workshops on the Chesapeake Bay, I am hosting a photography contest that is open to all of the participants from the 2018 workshops. Photographs taken on the 2018 workshops are eligible for entry under the following three categories - Wildlife, Landscape and People.
To Enter send up to one entry per category to firstname.lastname@example.org
- File Requirements -
.JPEG files, 1-2 mb in size, labeled as seen below with name of entrant and category.
- Deadline to Enter -
February 1st, 2019
- Judging -
Judging will be done by Gerry Valerio, former National Geographic Magazine designer and book designer
- Prizes -
Grand Prize: 20x30 framed canvas of winning photograph
1st Place Wildlife: Admission for November 2019 oystering workshop (date TBA)
1st Place Landscape: Admission for November 2019 oystering workshop (date TBA)
1st Place People: Admission for November 2019 oystering workshop (date TBA)