An eye for the city
Baltimore resident Izzie Arrizza has an eye for finding colorful and unusual doors along the streets of Charm City. She captures them on her iPhone and shares them on her Bmore_Adoorable Instagram account.
Izzie shares some of her thoughts about her passion for photography.
What made you start taking the door pictures? I made the difficult decision to not become an M.D., but instead began a career in clinical research. This change in my career path allowed me to still generate financial stability while stimulating my analytical side and insatiable need to learn. However, it also granted me the free time to ultimately pursue songwriting, as well as spare time for traveling, photography, creating art, and other things I ampassionate about.
In the last several years, I felt a force keeping me in Baltimore. Yet I decided early on that I wasn’t going to resent the inability to leave as frequently but rather grow where I was planted. By taking the time to explore my own hometown, I ended up falling in love with it. Sure, it’s rough around the edges, but I truly began to understand the meaning behind “Charm City.” I wanted others to see the charm that I saw and Bmore Adoorable was just one of those avenues.
Do you search them out or just shoot them if something catches your eye? I really have never gone out of my way to search for doors; rather I would snap anything that caught my eye. At this point my eyes seemed to be trained to look at doors before anything. ... Kind of the same way that when you buy a new car you see it everywhere. I suppose the trained eye comes from awareness. I often have other people tell me the same; whether friends, family or followers of Bmore_Adoorable, I frequently have people send me doors photos or hints to locations all the time now. The awareness has spread. Izzie Arrizza
Ann Street Strip: The bold color strip of houses is located a block north of the Wharf Rat in Fells Point.