“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.
Video by T.Ortega Gainesogaines@charlotteobserver.com
Eric Pickersgill’s 'Remove'
Opera Carolina's The Girl of the West
Rent or buy a dress for a gala?
Raptor Center hopes donations soar like an eagle
"Purple Dreams" documentary heads to festivals
Spring weather in Charlotte Monday
Jonathan Schipper's Slow Room in Motion
Brutus and Wimpy visit McDonald's
A special night of music
Amy Bagwell showcases Goodyear Arts
Charlotte Motor Speedway Shot - Harlem Globetrotters
Opera Carolina Maestro James Meena and Director of Production Michael Baumgarten at the Opera Carolina Gastonia set location. Opera Carolina is producing "The Girl of the West," its next show, in collaboration with Italians. The production is something of an international collaboration. Costumes are being made in Italy, sets are being made in Gastonia, and the production is opening here, then traveling to several places in Italy.
The Carolina Raptor Center made a major fundraising campaign announcement and released a bald eagle at the swimming beach at Lake Norman State Park on Thursday, April 6 . They hope to raise $1.4 million before December 1 ,2017. This would complete the $10.6 million in funding needed to build their new Quest campus.
With the temperature hovering near 80 on Monday, people enjoyed the day by visiting Freedom Park where you could walk past the blossoms, dip a toe in the Little Sugar Creek and picnic while Charles Salem practiced on his guitar.
Siblings Brutus and Wimpy were rescued in rural Gaston County five years ago by George Bray after being dumped on the side of a road. George brings them along almost every morning as he meets friends for breakfast at McDonalds in Belmont. N.C. I think his pals eat better then George.
Charlotte elementary school teacher Barry White Jr. gained viral fame for his unique handshakes with each student before class. Mr. White's passion for getting kids excited about learning inspired us, so Zeus made a surprise visit to the class to learn those now-famous handshakes.
Don't miss the Globetrotters in Charlotte on March 25! Tickets still available at harlemglobetrotters.com!
"Zeus” McClurkin of the Harlem Globetrotters knocked down a one-handed, backwards trick shot from the sixth-floor balcony of The Speedway Club this week to promote the Globetrotters’ games on Saturday in Charlotte
Fitzgerald's Irish Pub in uptown Charlotte hosted a charity head shave for the St. Baldrick's foundation to raise money for children's cancer research. They raised more than $11,000 surpassing their goal of $7,500.