Since our meeting was cancelled this past week due to snow, Bill McAllen has been kind enough to reschedule to come talk to the club on March 18th. The title of his talk is “The best stories in the world are just around the corner.”
Bill McAllen has lived by the adage that the best stories in the world are just around the corner. You just have to know where to look and be ready when the moment arrives.
Since 1987 Bill has run his own photography business where he specializes in shooting portraits on location and the shipping industry.
When not shooting for clients like the Port of Baltimore and Brown Advisory, Bill pursues his own projects like the building and sailing of the Pride of Baltimore II on which he sailed all through Europe and Asia.
He documented the restoration of the USS Constellation over a two-year period and the creation of Maryland’s 9/11 Memorial.
In 1998 Bill and his publishing partner Sarah Achenbach produced and self-published the award winning “Spirit of Place / Baltimore’s Favorite Spaces”, which is a series of 58 portraits taken on location across the city from inside Peabody Library to the pond at Patterson Park.
Bill will speak about his experiences as a professional photographer, the importance of finding new projects to keep you excited and the rewards and pitfalls of self publishing.