Street Videography borrows from the great Street Photographers such as Will Evans, Gordon Parks and Baltimore’s own Martha Cooper. But with video I press into documentary narrative but in a way I aiming for the freeze moment impact, a kind of core boring of that time, but also to press upon that moment as well.
This has been an accidental coalescence, going from one project to the next. This year I found myself launching The Speak for Peace workshop, where we interview community activists, print their image on a poster with a QV code in an ambitious effort to create street level dialogue. There was also the mural film project, commissioned by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, where I found myself playing the part of the silent conduit for 20 art pieces and how they interact with the street-ecosystem. And finally the Health Care for the Homeless commissioned short documentary to capture the realities of someone who went from homeless drug addiction to cleaning up and finding an apartment, a job and enrolled in college. With each shoot, I realize tha the street is the heart of any community and yet we seal it off whether it be physically with walls or with our routines, which makes sense why in the streets is where we find the most evidence of dispair and hope.