Baltimore: A History, Block by Block

For the past four years I have been working on a Kickstarter funded project titled: Baltimore: A History, Block by Block. There are ten main streets in Baltimore that I am photographing: Howard Street, Eutaw Street, Baltimore Street, Lexington Street, Fayette Street, East Monument Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, Greenmount Avenue, North Avenue, and Broadway. Using a 4x5 view camera and fujichrome velvia slide film, I photograph these streets, building by building, block by block. I find that a combination of good light and the saturated color of the slide film I’m using creates a glimpse of what these buildings once were and could be. My photography is meant to leave you not only with a sense of the condition of our city, 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.

Contact: j.singewald36@gmail.com; www.jsingewald.com

1200 block, West Baltimore Street, south side, 2014

jsingewald:

Re-shot this gem this morning. Wasn’t happy with the shot I got in 2013. Also finished the southside of the 1400, 1600, and half of the 1700 blocks of West Baltimore Street. #bmoreblockbyblock #bmore #baltimore #baltimorestreet #westbaltimore #sowebo #architecture #4x5 #film #summer #august #2014 #sunday #early

jsingewald:

Re-shot this gem this morning. Wasn’t happy with the shot I got in 2013. Also finished the southside of the 1400, 1600, and half of the 1700 blocks of West Baltimore Street. #bmoreblockbyblock #bmore #baltimore #baltimorestreet #westbaltimore #sowebo #architecture #4x5 #film #summer #august #2014 #sunday #early

jsingewald:
Making progress…

Up before the deacon…#bmoreblockbyblock #baltimorestreet #baltimore #bmore #4x5 #architecture #film #westbaltimore #sowebo #summer #august #2014 #sunday #early

jsingewald:

Making progress…

Up before the deacon…#bmoreblockbyblock #baltimorestreet #baltimore #bmore #4x5 #architecture #film #westbaltimore #sowebo #summer #august #2014 #sunday #early

1123-1141 West Baltimore Street, 2014

Stitched version.
Forever Together, 2300-2400 blocks, East Eager Street, Middle East, Baltimore, 2014.
 Mural by Stephen ESPO Powers.

Stitched version.

Forever Together, 2300-2400 blocks, East Eager Street, Middle East, Baltimore, 2014.

Mural by Stephen ESPO Powers.

Here’s the unstitched version.

Forever Together, 2300-2400 block, East Eager Street, Middle East, Baltimore, 2014.

Mural by Stephen ESPO Powers.

"FOREVER TOGETHER - I AM HERE BECAUSE IT’S HOME"

2300-2400 blocks, East Eager Street, Middle East, Baltimore.

Mural by Stephen ESPO Powers.

400 block, South Broadway, west side, 2014

100 block, North Eutaw Street, east side, 2012 & 2014