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Pumped up and seeing red

For photographer Jefferson Jackson Steele, this issue's "Big Question" -- "Is This the Worse Time Ever To Be a CEO?" -- resonated personally. "I'm an AOL stockholder," he explains, so the wave of corporate wrongdoing now coming to light "really makes me angry." Steele, who shoots regularly for Baltimore Magazine and Baltimore's City Paper, used a technique known as cross processing to "really pump up the color" in his portrait of professor Mark Blyth. Says Steele, "When I get the opportunity to open up the gates, I really like to do it."

Whose idea of amusement?

It's easy to feel jealous of senior writer Dale Keiger, who got the plum assignment of reporting on two Peabody roller coaster enthusiasts. The reality: 14-hour days spent in the heat and humidity, enduring punishing jolts and mediocre park fare. "You can't ride a rollercoaster 16 times over the course of a couple hours and not have it wear you out. I usually came out with a headache," he says, then adds, "But it was fun." His favorite coaster? The one he passed out on: Talon, at Pennsylvania's Dorney Park. "I've never been in a fighter jet, but I think a ride like Talon is as close as I'm likely to get." --SD

Photographer Mike Ciesielski ("Ready to Serve" and "An Unnecessary Force?") lives and works in Baltimore. Phone him at: 410-235-8274.
Artist William Cigliano ("An Unnecessary Force?") lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. He can be reached by calling 773-973-0062.
Photographer John Davis (Alumni section, "Back to the Future for Homewood's First Coeds") is based in Baltimore. Contact him by calling 410-241-2767.
Melissa Hendricks ("Vital Signs") is a freelance writer and writing instructor who lives and works in Annapolis, Maryland. Contact her via e-mail:
Tamara Hoffer ( Wholly Hopkins: "Vignette") is a Baltimore-based freelance photographer specializing in corporate and editorial portraiture. She can be reached at 410-383-2826, or by e-mail at
Jocelyn Kelly '02 ("Ready to Serve") was the magazine's Corbin Gwaltney '49 fellow last spring. She is currently the international news editor for in Mexico.
Will Kirk ( Wholly Hopkins: "New VP Aims to Strengthen Relations Between Hopkins, Wider Community" and "Unearthing House's True Age") is a photographer for Homewood Photographic Services. He received his bachelor's degree in English from Johns Hopkins University in 1999. E-mail him at
Illustrator Mike McConnell ( Wholly Hopkins: "Grading on a New Curve") lives and works in Phoenix, Maryland. Visit his Web site at
Illustrator Wally Neibart ("The Sunkist") lives and works in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. He can be reached by calling 215-635- 0487.
Greg Rienzi ("Unearthing House's True Age") is staff writer for the Johns Hopkins Gazette. Contact him via e-mail at:
Photographer Jay Van Rensselaer ( Wholly Hopkins: "Scholar Curates Egypt Show" and "Inventive Device Within Researchers' Grasp") directs the Homewood Photos Labs. Call him at 410-516-5332.
Writer Diana Whitman ("Planet Pluto or Kuiper Belt King?") is project manager in the publications office of the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. Phone her at: 410-516-6852.

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