Baltimore photos in black and white by Patrick Joust

Patrick Joust, a distinguished photographer from Baltimore, has recently released one of his latest sets of Baltimore photos. Black and white, these photos, titled ‘Street’, capture people and places around town. And I am especially fond of this photo set. I was born in Baltimore and I have spent time regularly throughout my life going back to the city to visit my extended family. It’s been apparent to me since I was young that Baltimore isn’t always the softest of cities, with well-documented struggles with crime and highly contrasted economic social classes. Some of these photos by Joust depict these struggles, but some of these photos also depict something else–an unmistakable sense of contentedness no matter general circumstance. Well, that’s what I see, at least. What do you see?

Check out the full photo set here.