I am a PhD student from Johns Hopkins University, in the city of Baltimore, home of the Ravens (NFL) and Orioles (MLB).  I started taking pictures in 2008, initially with a phone camera, then upgrading to a DSLR.  Currently, my workflow includes both digital cameras and film cameras.  Of the latter, my favorite has to be my precious Leica M2.

I can most often be found in the Hopkins Barnes and Noble, reading a book and with a camera on the table.  If I have to describe my work, I suppose I’ll call it street or documentary.  Some examples here: http://blur.by/1cjsddw

I am starting to explore portrait photography, and would love to spend some time crafting a nice portrait. If you are interested in modeling for me, let me know, and for your trouble I will give you a nice darkroom print. Just hit the “Ask Me Anything” link.

I have lots of darkroom material that I want to expend. If you have negatives that you want printed, let me know and we will work something out. I’ll do it for a token sum just to cover costs and shipping.

Some of my work can be found on my flickr page (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyrus_beh/).  I’ve also started a tumblr site recently, at fotophilosophy.tumblr.com.


6 thoughts on “About”

  1. Dave Dorrance said:

    where do you recommend I look for an M2 ?

  2. I am glad you found me. I can tell I am going to have fun following your blog.

  3. hi Cyrus…I think my girlfriend and I met you at Charles Village Festival this year…
    I think….anyway if it was you…my girlfriend was a beautiful bleach blonde and we crossed paths there and you took our photo . If it was you, We would love to see that pic. I have a flickr account here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/29617300@N00/
    I am in many pics there (maybe you will recognize me?) . If you did take a pic of us, I couldnt find it amongst your stuff readily. BUT if you do have it somewhere. please send it over. My girlfriend Nicole is in the hospital right now and I was hoping I could find it and bring it down to her for a possible smile. You can contact me more directly at
    my email: monroviabardovia@yahoo.com …thanks -billy.
    ps your pics are really excellent !!!

    • Hi Billy,

      Sorry to hear about your girlfriend. Unfortunately, I don’t think I was the one who took a photo of you. I know a few photographers from the “Film in Baltimore” flickr group were shooting during the festival too. You can try asking around there. Hope your girlfriend gets well soon!


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