“Removed,” his collection of those images, went viral in October. Although the “missing phone photos” had been on Pickersgill’s website since January, it wasn’t until Business Insider posted a story about the series that the world took note.
Almost at once, Pickersgill found himself fielding calls from CNN, the BBC and other international media. People from 185 countries have accessed his website, with 200,000 unique visitors in one four-week span, he says.
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Eric Pickersgill’s 'Remove'
Trap Karaoke in Charlotte
12 Charlotte-grown songs: Elevator Jay's
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Macklemore films with his granny in Modesto
Music Box Lunch series features perennial performer
Rapper Macklemore was in Modesto, Calif. in mid-June filming with his grandmother, who lives in town. He made various stops around the city including WinCo, Second Chance Consignment, and Foundation Tattoo. Photos and video clips provided by: Sarah Teter.
Matt Stratford performs as part of the Music Box Lunch series in Romare Bearden Park during lunchtime on Friday. The series brings local and regional artists to play informal sets for the enjoyment of those in the park. Stratford has been a featured artist in the series since the park opened. His set included a wide variety of songs including "Carolina in my Mind", "Superstition" and "Happy".
The Matthews Sportsplex's second phase of construction was unveiled this past Saturday with a Charlotte Independence game. The additional construction added more fields, a championship field with 2,500 spectator seats, walking and cross country trails, a
Fans flock to the 2017 opening of HeroesCon at the Charlotte Convention Center. Started in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, the event attracts thousands of comic book and heroes fans for a three-day celebration beginning Friday and running until 6pm Sunday. Many fans revel in seeing and being seen as they dress as their favorite characters in often elaborate and detailed costumes. Comic book artists and others were there to demonstrate and sell their wares. The convention is open on Friday from 11am-7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 11am-6pm.
Scott Brooks makes a cheeseburger, all the way, at Brooks Sandwich House on N. Brevard St. in NoDa. Brooks says the chili, made with a secret family recipe, is one ingredient which makes the sandwiches at Brooks Sandwich Shop special. Kevin Alexander's "The 100 Best Burgers in America" project for Thrillist recently ranked this burger as the 8th best in the country.