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October 21, 2010

Josh Sisk's new photo book features Major Lazer, Blaqstarr, Baltimore nightlife

Diplo spinning for Major Lazer, Rye Rye soon after she was discovered, anonymous dancers at The Paradox.

 Those are the images collected in Josh Sisk's book, "Under the Strobe Light."

If you're the type who still follows cutlines, you might recognize Sisk's name. He's been a Sun contributor for years; most recently, he shot our Virgin Mobile FreeFest photo gallery.

In that time he's also been chronicling Baltimore's nightlife and music scene as steadily as Weegee once shot crime scenes.

Sisk self-published the book in April, but Midnight Sun hadn't previewed it until now. For shame!

The images in the 32-page book are from 2005 through this year, and feature a who's who - Blaqstarr, Scottie B. - of Baltimore's Technicolor nightlife, as well as many who'd fall under the who's that category.

A few of them, after the jump:

Major Lazer performing in 2009:majorlazer.JPG

Rapper Rye Rye at a 2008 performance:   rye%20rye.JPG

A night at The Paradox: paradox.JPG

"Under the Strobe Light" costs $20. Sisk is preparing to do a second printing. To purchase, visit his

Photos: courtesy of Josh Sisk

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Posted by Erik Maza at 4:34 PM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Last Night's Photo


You've got to be kidding me with this. You wait all day to post something and this is what you come up with? Christ. This was on like 4 other blogs... 5 MONTHS ago when it came out. You suck maza.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.

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