Introduction: What Photography Means to Me
Photography for me is capturing the moment, the emotion, and documenting the scene. It could be a picture of someone getting arrested and/or of a child exuding excitement about feeding a wild bird. I also enjoy taking photos of places: nature, glorious mountains, huge glaciers, and colorful creatures like the mighty Orcas of Alaska. And, least I forget, bringing home a photo of the majestic condor in flight over Patagonia, Chile.
Baltimore, too, the city of my birth, is one of my favorite subjects. Please note my poster of 50 photos of my fave sites in and around the city. It is found in my "fourth" project. That goes, also, for all the city's diverse personalities who make it such a vibrant, exciting and evolving municipality. From attending the annual HONfest in Hampden; to an oldtimers' baseball ceremony (Baltimore Orioles), honoring Hall of Famer pitcher, "Big Jim" Palmer, at Camden Yards; to a literary reading featuring noted authors, such as Laura Lippman, it is a joy for me to bring those events and personalities to life with my photographs.
That same principle applies to my photographs of places, people and scenes on a local, national and/or a global scale. For example, I would like fans of my photography to view a photo I’ve taken of a person or scene in a foreign country, such as the flight of the hot air balloons over Cappadocia, Turkey and/or of a Myan Temple in Guatamala, and say to themselves, “Hey, I would love to go there someday.” To me, that would be the highest compliment of my work.
William “Bill” Hughes