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 A couple of years ago, I began to photograph the homeless camps in and around Baltimore, Maryland. As development has encroached on whatever woods are left in the suburbs and industrial parks of Baltimore, I found myself practically stepping into a number of homeless camps that were carefully hidden among strips of trees or bushes running along highways or behind shopping centers. I became fascinated not only at the effort that went into remaining hidden in plain sight but also at the creativity involved. No two camps were alike. They ran the gamut from being completely exposed under bridges or fallen trees to semi-massive structures carefully constructed out of milk crates or wooden doors.  What turns in fate or life decisions led to the bottom end of the "One Percent"? More than one resident told me that living in a tent was a personal choice - yet it seemed to me that there was often no other choice. Even more than the solitary houses that I've documented, the homeless camps directly allude to the life trajectories of their owners.  None of the camps remain today.

A couple of years ago, I began to photograph the homeless camps in and around Baltimore, Maryland. As development has encroached on whatever woods are left in the suburbs and industrial parks of Baltimore, I found myself practically stepping into a number of homeless camps that were carefully hidden among strips of trees or bushes running along highways or behind shopping centers. I became fascinated not only at the effort that went into remaining hidden in plain sight but also at the creativity involved. No two camps were alike. They ran the gamut from being completely exposed under bridges or fallen trees to semi-massive structures carefully constructed out of milk crates or wooden doors.

What turns in fate or life decisions led to the bottom end of the "One Percent"? More than one resident told me that living in a tent was a personal choice - yet it seemed to me that there was often no other choice. Even more than the solitary houses that I've documented, the homeless camps directly allude to the life trajectories of their owners.

None of the camps remain today.

hobo camp greyhound 4851-4857 layers_Panorama1 copy.jpg
hobo camp monkey wards 0521-0528 flatten_Panorama1 copy.jpg
hobo camp 3926-3931_Panorama1 shorter copy.jpg
hobo camp golden ring 6835-6850 layers_Panorama2 copy.jpg
hobo camp golden ring 6963-6969 layers_Panorama2 copy.jpg
hobo camp toilet greyhound 6729-6752 layers_Panorama1 copy.jpg
_MG_2266 hobos unsh 130 rad 1_2 copy.jpg
hobo camp 0926-0930 rt 40 bowling alley layers_Panorama1 copy.jpg
_MG_2018 abandoned hobo camp baltimore highlands copy.jpg
hobo camp laurel 1841-1851 layers unsh 1845 350 rad 3_5_Panorama1 copy.jpg
hobo camp laurel 3152-3160 layers_Panorama1 copy.jpg
hobo camp laurel 6177-6180 6181 tif layers_Panorama1 copy.jpg
hobo camp laurel two tents 1390-1398 layers_Panorama1 copy.jpg
hobo camp moravia 8131-8137 tif 8138-8142 layers_Panorama1 copy.jpg
hobo camp under 29th st 5639-5646 5648 layers_Panorama1 version 3 copy.jpg
hobo camp under csx falls rd 3312 3320 layers_Panorama1 copy.jpg
3953-3965 hob camp greyhound side short version_Panorama1 copy.jpg
hobo camp wilkens lane 3891-3898_Panorama1 copy.jpg
hobo camp golden ring philadelphia rd mattress 4953-4957 layers_Panorama3 copy.jpg

A couple of years ago, I began to photograph the homeless camps in and around Baltimore, Maryland. As development has encroached on whatever woods are left in the suburbs and industrial parks of Baltimore, I found myself practically stepping into a number of homeless camps that were carefully hidden among strips of trees or bushes running along highways or behind shopping centers. I became fascinated not only at the effort that went into remaining hidden in plain sight but also at the creativity involved. No two camps were alike. They ran the gamut from being completely exposed under bridges or fallen trees to semi-massive structures carefully constructed out of milk crates or wooden doors.

What turns in fate or life decisions led to the bottom end of the "One Percent"? More than one resident told me that living in a tent was a personal choice - yet it seemed to me that there was often no other choice. Even more than the solitary houses that I've documented, the homeless camps directly allude to the life trajectories of their owners.

None of the camps remain today.

 A couple of years ago, I began to photograph the homeless camps in and around Baltimore, Maryland. As development has encroached on whatever woods are left in the suburbs and industrial parks of Baltimore, I found myself practically stepping into a number of homeless camps that were carefully hidden among strips of trees or bushes running along highways or behind shopping centers. I became fascinated not only at the effort that went into remaining hidden in plain sight but also at the creativity involved. No two camps were alike. They ran the gamut from being completely exposed under bridges or fallen trees to semi-massive structures carefully constructed out of milk crates or wooden doors.  What turns in fate or life decisions led to the bottom end of the "One Percent"? More than one resident told me that living in a tent was a personal choice - yet it seemed to me that there was often no other choice. Even more than the solitary houses that I've documented, the homeless camps directly allude to the life trajectories of their owners.  None of the camps remain today.
hobo camp greyhound 4851-4857 layers_Panorama1 copy.jpg
hobo camp monkey wards 0521-0528 flatten_Panorama1 copy.jpg
hobo camp 3926-3931_Panorama1 shorter copy.jpg
hobo camp golden ring 6835-6850 layers_Panorama2 copy.jpg
hobo camp golden ring 6963-6969 layers_Panorama2 copy.jpg
hobo camp toilet greyhound 6729-6752 layers_Panorama1 copy.jpg
_MG_2266 hobos unsh 130 rad 1_2 copy.jpg
hobo camp 0926-0930 rt 40 bowling alley layers_Panorama1 copy.jpg
_MG_2018 abandoned hobo camp baltimore highlands copy.jpg
hobo camp laurel 1841-1851 layers unsh 1845 350 rad 3_5_Panorama1 copy.jpg
hobo camp laurel 3152-3160 layers_Panorama1 copy.jpg
hobo camp laurel 6177-6180 6181 tif layers_Panorama1 copy.jpg
hobo camp laurel two tents 1390-1398 layers_Panorama1 copy.jpg
hobo camp moravia 8131-8137 tif 8138-8142 layers_Panorama1 copy.jpg
hobo camp under 29th st 5639-5646 5648 layers_Panorama1 version 3 copy.jpg
hobo camp under csx falls rd 3312 3320 layers_Panorama1 copy.jpg
3953-3965 hob camp greyhound side short version_Panorama1 copy.jpg
hobo camp wilkens lane 3891-3898_Panorama1 copy.jpg
hobo camp golden ring philadelphia rd mattress 4953-4957 layers_Panorama3 copy.jpg