drive-by shootings

a car. a camera. a vision.

Partners in Crime

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Sara drove the get away car this weekend…as we took a stroll down York Road into the heart of the city.  91 degree temperatures couldn’t keep the regulars off the streets, but most opted for the comfort of a bench in the shade.  Approximately 3000 people are homeless in Baltimore.  Juxtapose that with the number of vacant homes…boarded up…begging for a tenant.  Something is wrong here Baltimore.  It can’t be good for business and it definitely has to stifle any chance of neighborhood pride.

Thanks for joining me sweetheart.  I couldn’t do any of this without your support.  Bonnie & Clyde….2008.

Profound statement at the bus stop on York Road at Gittings… 

We have real estate for the homeless…

Open terrain for two lone bikers…

Can’t imagine the home next door is good for business (York at Preston)…

The Chicken Nook has everything (York at Preston)…

Demo in process, making room for what?

The perfect bench (on Lextington)…

Afternoon stretch…

Time out on a hot day (President at Lombard)…

I must find out this guy’s story…

This woman needs more than just assistance across Gay Street…


Needy hands.  I see more and more people with “limps” or devices to indicate a hardship (President at Eastern ) …

A ray of hope on Gay Street at Baltimore…

A regular on Northern Parkway at Falls…

Would you?


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  1. I must say that when I said let’s drive down York Road, I meant, I’ll drive you down York Road towards Wegmans 🙂

    Driving the car into some parts of the city was like entering another planet for me. At times I felt nervous, scared, but mostly sad. But at the same time, I felt ashamed and confused for being sad. Happiness and wealth is all relative. Who am I to say that this is sadness for everyone?


    August 24, 2008 at 11:48 pm

  2. John – Several years ago when my Mom was still living, after Thanksgiving dinner, Suzy drove my Mom home from our house. I gave Suzy a plate of leftovers for the next day. While sitting at a light on Rossville Blvd., Suzy saw a homeless man. She put her window down and offered the man her food……but he refused the food.
    I think he wanted money only!!!

    Also, there was a man that stood everyday in Cockeysville and accepted money from people driving by. A teacher I knew felt so bad for him that she reached in her wallet and gave him $20 because she had no change. The teacher told the manager at the McDaonalds that was close by about her gesture and he said “Lisa, I have offered that man a job here and he told me he makes more money standing out on that corner that I could pay him”!!! I agree with Sara – Things are not always what they seem. However, I feel we are truly blessed in life with our health and happiness!!! Great pictures!!!

    Aunt Paula

    August 29, 2008 at 2:20 pm

  3. Guess you truly never know — part of the reason why I eventually want to interview these people. I hope to include a series of photo essays in the future. So much to do 🙂 Thanks for contributing!


    August 29, 2008 at 2:35 pm

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