Johns Hopkins Magazine -- November 1999
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Illustrator Charles Beyl lives in Mountville, Pennsylvania. He can be reached via e-mail at:
Photographer Mike Ciesielski ("Serious Play") lives and works in Baltimore. He can be reached at his studio by calling 410/235-8274.
Illustrator Kevin O Malley, whose work appears in Hangin' with the Blue Crabs is based in Baltimore.
Photographer David Owen Hawxhurst ("Hangin's with the Blue Crabs") lives in Tracys Landing, Maryland. He can be reached by calling 410/286-0379.
Photographer Mark Lee (cover photo) lives and works in Baltimore. He can be reached by calling 410/663-3479.
Illustrator Chad Martin lives in Baltimore. He can be reached via e-mail at:
Illustrator Ferruccio Sardella ("The Story That Doesn't Compute") is represented by the Marlena Agency Inc. in Princeton, New Jersey. Contact the agency by calling 609/252-9405.
Photographer Steve Spartana ("Divine Motives") lives in Sparks, Maryland. He can be reached via e-mail at Or visit his website:
Photographer Craig Terkowitz ("Great Coed-spectations") lives in Baltimore. He can be reached via e-mail at:

In their natural habitat
"I really enjoy the outdoors and try to do my little part to help save and protect the environment," says photographer David Owen Hawxhurst, who was up before dawn to shoot
"Hangin' with the Blue Crabs." Hawxhurst, whose work appears in Baltimore Magazine and Washingtonian, also shot the photography for last year's Chesapeake Bay Foundation calendar. Our assignment was particularly fun, he says, because it involved working with kids: "They tend to forget you are there very quickly and act very naturally."


The next best thing to being there?
"Hey, where did we get the budget to send Steve Spartana to France?" That was the grumbling heard round our office when the Magazine's writers caught sight of the photographer's portrait of art historian Dan Weiss (
"Divine Motives"). Weiss may look as if he's standing in the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, but the photo was actually shot in a Homewood lecture hall. The stained glass backdrop was supplied via a projected slide. Though Spartana remained in Baltimore for this shoot, he's spent the last few months traveling around the world--to spots in China, Sri Lanka, Rio de Janeiro, and Europe--on photo assignments.


Light painting in the men's room
Where some people see vulgarity, photographer Mark Lee sees an object of "sculptural beauty." That's why we tapped him to shoot this issue's cover image--of a urinal. Unlikely as it may sound, this unusual flowerpot seemed the perfect choice for symbolizing the pioneering esprit shown by Hopkins's first female undergraduates. Lee, whose work appears regularly in Forbes and Psychology Today, borrowed some plants and staked out a spot in a Shaffer Hall men's room; then he worked in darkness, experimenting with "painting" the white porcelain by using a high-powered mountain bike light and a limited exposure. Five hours later, he emerged with the golden image you see on our cover.