How I got started
In the hot early Orlando summer of 93, I spent most of my evenings sitting in Wall Street Plaza.  Back then, it was the central hub of all things that rejected conformity, and being located in the middle of downtown in The Happiest City on Earth, all that angst and rebellion was bound to clash with the establishment.  A crackdown on the area by the police, who were charged with the most difficult job of all (keeping people from being themselves when they’re not breaking any obvious laws), combined with factions of fascists, racists, hippies, punks, goths and more created a tense environment where anything could happen.
I couldn’t turn my eyes away.  Soon, I realized that I had to capture it on film, went out and bought my first 35mm, a Pentax SF1/n, and started carrying it with me everywhere.  Much of my early work is documentary, and it even shows in my early studio work: there’s a sense that I’m documenting something as much as I’m involving myself in the process.  Subjective journalism.
Eventually, that all changed.  Wall Street Plaza ceased to be what it was.  Still, many of the friendships and memories I formed then remain with me.  Now I do mostly studio work, some location shooting, but often with that same look that I remember in the eyes of the clashing punks over a dozen years ago.
About My Photography
Name: Eddie Offermann
Age: 37
Years shooting: 13
Recent Galleries:
Jane on Longboard
July 2006
Jane and Jodi
July 2006
Shello on Lattice
July 2006
Sad Mary
July 2006
Ajay Meatchart
July 2006
Cute Mary
August 2006
Shello Secretary
August 2006
You can see more
of a history of my work by visiting the Photoblog and selecting “Go to archive” at the bottom of the page or visiting my OMP Profile.