Maximilian Franz Archive

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Photography has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest memories include traveling along on camera trips with my father and grandfather, in and around Maryland. Armed only with a sketchpad, I was given the freedom to create. That sketchpad, soon led to my first blank canvas, which at age eleven led to an old camera and a roll of Black and White film. It was then that my fascination grew in the ability to capture life…a fraction of a second at a time.

Now, with over fifteen years of as a full time professional photographer, I still look forward to every day I get to spend behind the camera. Whether shooting for a publication on deadline, photographing wildlife in a far away land, or capturing the love between a couple on their wedding day, I consider myself an artist with a camera and strive for my images to show people something they haven’t seen before even in the most common subjects.

My carrier began in still photography but has evloved to include video production, illustration, and editorial writing. I have won a variety of local and national first place awards for my work from groups such as the National Newspaper Association, The Associated Press, The Maryland Delaware DC Press Association, Kodak, The Society of Professional Journalists, and The Association of Area Business Publications. I have been a full time photojournalist for The Daily Record in Baltimore for 12 years and the list of my corporate clients includes organizations such as The Baltimore Museum of Art, St. Agnes Hospital, Commercial Interiors Inc., The Ritz Carlton, Stevenson University, and Under Armour.

I am capable of providing a variety of photographic services. If you are interested in contacting me to discuss your photographic needs I can be reached at or 410-530-2114. I look forward to working with you!