Can You Picture That: Blog en-us Matt Achhammer [email protected] (Can You Picture That) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:38:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:38:00 GMT Did you just flip the image?! Thanks to all of you who came out to Sowebofest this weekend! I had a great day with beautiful weather, and was pleased to have so many people interested in my work.  I was particularly pleased how some of my newest shots of Baltimore were received, literally stopping people in the middle of the street to gaze and comment. Baltimore's skyline has always been a tough subject for me, but I was happy with the shots, and it seems I am not the only one. See the three of the series in the gallery here. (The last 3 skyline shots, of course.)

One thing that irked me.... Many of you know I shot film for many years, and even now as I have switched to digital, I do no photoshop manipulation other than traditional darkroom adjustments such as adjusting lightness and darkness, contrast, etc. I watched and listened as many people debated this photo in particular, and heard one brother say to his sister... "I bet he just flipped the image." This, among other comments like, "There is no way the reflection is that crisp," or "maybe it is multiple images put together, " etc., was quite irksome, to say the least. I recognize that we live in a world of Photoshop gone wild, and digital imaging and digital manipulation allowing many possibilities, of course, but...well...arg.

Anyway, I was usually able to interject and inform the viewers that the reflection is so clear and crisp because it was shot in 14 degree weather, with a mostly frozen harbor, and yes, it was all real and no digital manipulation. I also realize that I will need a sign for future festivals and shows declaring the same on all my images.

The point? I don't know. Enjoy my work and I'll see you all at my next festival.


P.S. While you are in the gallery, you'll see that some Baltimore photos from the recent show at Zella's have been added.




[email protected] (Can You Picture That) Wed, 28 May 2014 13:00:00 GMT
Sowebofest! I'll be there (with my photos), will you? This Sunday! Join my neighborhood for the Annual Sowebo Arts Festival!

This festival is one of the best in the city, and this year's music and participating artist lineup is looking nice.

I'll have some of my newest work for sale, as well as older pieces. Everything will be on sale to clear out my inventory and make room for new work!

See you there. Sunday, Noon to 8pm.

[email protected] (Can You Picture That) Wed, 21 May 2014 04:11:24 GMT
Sausage Shoot! A month or two ago, I had the pleasure of doing a photo shoot for Rich Shores from Sausage Barons. The photos will be used for his website and other publicity, as he gets his company off of the ground.

If you are in the Baltimore area, I strongly recommend you connect with Sausage Barons, and keep an eye out for their offering at local restaurants, including Alewife, where we did the shoot. (Thanks to Chef Chad Wells for the prep and presentations.)

Rich has been pushing through the USDA process to get his product out there to the public. Check out his website to see what sausages will be available soon!

Here are a few of my favorite shots:



[email protected] (Can You Picture That) alewife food photography sausage barons Tue, 13 May 2014 14:15:00 GMT
New Baltimore Work - Show at Zella's I'm happy to invite you to join me this Thursday at the Sowebo Arts Gallery at Zella's Pizzeria, in my neighborhood, where I'll join my friend Patrick in exhibiting photographs. On display are some of my newest and more recent shots of Baltimore.



Show runs from now until May 20th, limited time!

Opening night is Thursday, May 8th, 6pm on, with free wine and pizza until 8 (get there early).

Location is 1145 Hollins St., Baltimore, MD, 21223.


See you there!

[email protected] (Can You Picture That) Tue, 06 May 2014 17:34:13 GMT
Welcome back! Welcome everyone!


After years of pursuing other ventures more fully than my photography, my site has a redesign!

Please enjoy the new additions of work, and keep an eye out for many changes in the weeks to come, including online ordering, current wedding and event rates, and a special fundraiser with one of my images.


For now, let me know what you think of the new design. Any comments and constructive criticism are most welcome.


Follow the blog to keep up to date on my newest work, my showings, and news and links from around the photo universe.






[email protected] (Can You Picture That) Tue, 08 Apr 2014 04:11:13 GMT