Baltimore: A History, Block by Block

In the fall of 2011, I completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to start photographing ten main streets in Baltimore: Howard, Eutaw, Fayette, Baltimore, Lexington, Pennsylvania, Greenmount, North, Broadway, and Monument. Two years later, I've made significant progress and have launched a second kickstarter to help me complete this body of work. My photography is meant to leave you not only with a sense of the condition of our cities, but also a feeling of urgency to see that they are improved and preserved and that the rich history behind the architecture and the community is not lost, but rather embraced.


All photographs are owned and copyrighted by James Singewald unless otherwise noted. No reproduction or use without permission.

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jsingewald:

Fresh chromes back from the lab! First shoot in a year and my rust is showing. Gonna have to re-shoot a few of these, unfortunately, due to exposure/vignetting issues. These streets include, S. Broadway, Howard Street, Eutaw Street, and Lexington Street. #bmoreblockbyblock #chromes #fujichrome #velvia #film #slidefilm #color #4x5 #backonmygrind #baltimore

jsingewald:

Fresh chromes back from the lab! First shoot in a year and my rust is showing. Gonna have to re-shoot a few of these, unfortunately, due to exposure/vignetting issues. These streets include, S. Broadway, Howard Street, Eutaw Street, and Lexington Street. #bmoreblockbyblock #chromes #fujichrome #velvia #film #slidefilm #color #4x5 #backonmygrind #baltimore

I’m happy to announce my foot is 99% healed and I’m trying to get back out there and get some shooting in before the leaves are in full bloom and it gets too hot.

This morning I photographed the west side of the 500 and 600 blocks of South Broadway. It got a little too windy and the clouds started to come in, but I hope to go out again tomorrow for some more. I’m looking to try to finish shooting Howard Street and maybe a few buildings I’ve missed on other blocks. Felt good to get back on my grind! Look for new photos in the next week or so!

Good news folks! My kickstarter has passed the goal of $8,000!! This is amazing and I’m so grateful to all who have pledged to the campaign and helped spread the word. It’s not over yet, though!

I still have until Monday morning to raise some more funds for this project, so please if you haven’t had a chance to check out the kickstarter or pledge, you still have time! The more funding I have the more thorough the final piece will be. And please keep spreading the word about this to your friends, family, and colleagues.

I’m excited to get back to work, and although I’m disappointed that my plan to start shooting again this fall has been sidetracked by my broken foot, I can still get into the library and really start getting into the research and also planning for the final presentation of the work.

Again, thanks so much for the support and also for my onslaught of emails and updates. I know that can be annoying.

I will provide updates as the project progresses and you can also keep up with it by following me on tumblr at bmoreblockbyblock.tumblr.com, which has been nominated for a 2013 Mobbie Award for best photo blog.

You can vote for me at this link: http://data.baltimoresun.com/mobbies/2013/

And to visit the kickstarter page, follow this link:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1514746026/baltimore-a-history-block-by-block-continued

Thanks again!!

-James

Baltimore: A History, Block by Block, continued...

First off, I would like to thank everyone who has pledged to this project so far. We are getting so close to my $8,000 goal, but there’s only 6 days left to get there. I only need to raise another $1,724.

From now until November 11th (next Monday!), anyone who pledges $150.00 or more will also receive a complimentary copy of my book, Old Town, East Baltimore, along with the other rewards for the category your pledge falls under. This is a self-published, limited edition book that I made for my graduate thesis as Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010, and it is the foundation for Baltimore: A History, Block by Block.

This also applies to those who have already backed the project. If you increase your pledge $150 or more, you will also receive a copy of the Old Town book.

Remember, this is an all or nothing system, so if I don’t reach $8,000 dollars by the 11th, I won’t receive any of the money that’s already been pledged. It’s been a long campaign but it’s been successful thus far. It would be a shame to come so far and go home empty handed. Please pass this link on to your friends, family, and colleagues. If everyone kicks in, we can make this happen!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1514746026/baltimore-a-history-block-by-block-continued

Thanks for your support!

-James

bmoreblockbyblock:

23 days left! Over 50% funded! Please consider pledging to my kickstarter campaign and help me finish this body of work! I need everyone’s support!

This only works if everyone kicks in! 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1514746026/baltimore-a-history-block-by-block-continued

30 DAYS left! I’m almost 50% funded and halfway through my Kickstarter campaign! I need to raise $8,000 by November 11th and I need everyone’s pledge! This only works if everyone kicks in! The funds will help me finish this body of work I’ve been working on since 2009-2010. I’ll be able to buy enough 4x5 film to finish the photography leg of the project and the rest of the funds will begin to help pay for publishing costs, rights & reproductions, printing and framing, and exhibition fees. I hope to complete this work within the next two years.
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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1514746026/baltimore-a-history-block-by-block-continued

30 DAYS left! I’m almost 50% funded and halfway through my Kickstarter campaign! I need to raise $8,000 by November 11th and I need everyone’s pledge! This only works if everyone kicks in! The funds will help me finish this body of work I’ve been working on since 2009-2010. I’ll be able to buy enough 4x5 film to finish the photography leg of the project and the rest of the funds will begin to help pay for publishing costs, rights & reproductions, printing and framing, and exhibition fees. I hope to complete this work within the next two years.

Please support! Reblog Reblog!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1514746026/baltimore-a-history-block-by-block-continued

jsingewald:

One of those perfect moments. Two Baltimore POLICE having a nice dinner at Zella’s with my photos in the background. Classic. #baltimore #police #zellaspizzeria #bmoreblockbyblock #classic #hollinsmarket #westbaltimore #sowebo #soweboarts

jsingewald:

One of those perfect moments. Two Baltimore POLICE having a nice dinner at Zella’s with my photos in the background. Classic. #baltimore #police #zellaspizzeria #bmoreblockbyblock #classic #hollinsmarket #westbaltimore #sowebo #soweboarts

600 North Howard Street, 2012
This one got lost in my files. I thought I was all caught up, but there’s always more…
I’ve still got a lot of ground to cover, and I need your support to help me complete this body of work! 
Please visit the following link for more information and to donate to my Kickstarter campaign. I’ve got 42 days left to raise $8,000, all or nothing. Reblog, reblog, reblog! Thanks for your support!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1514746026/baltimore-a-history-block-by-block-continued

600 North Howard Street, 2012


This one got lost in my files. I thought I was all caught up, but there’s always more…

I’ve still got a lot of ground to cover, and I need your support to help me complete this body of work!

Please visit the following link for more information and to donate to my Kickstarter campaign. I’ve got 42 days left to raise $8,000, all or nothing.
Reblog, reblog, reblog! Thanks for your support!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1514746026/baltimore-a-history-block-by-block-continued

200 block, West Lexington Street, south side, excluding Read’s Drug Store, 2012


This will be my last post for little while until I start shooting again this Fall. I’ve finally edited everything I’ve shot since the beginning of 2012. I’ve also updated my main website, http://www.jsingewald.com/. Here you can see everything all together in separate galleries. For the rest of the summer, I’ll be focused on my research and will eventually be adding descriptions and giving background on certain buildings, blocks, and neighborhoods found on this tumblr. I also need to find more funding to keep this work moving forward. Be on the look out for a new Kickstarter campaign this Fall as well.

Thanks for all the support!

P.S. - Send me feedback please! I need that.