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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A small pile of B&W films has been collecting in a corner of the desk I use every day.  I’ve been letting it sit there.  Finally I broke down and did the processing, one roll at a time.  It was a nostalgic way to spend the afternoon, I found my usual sense of contentment as I worked my way through it that afternoon.  And a few of the photos I was happy to discover.  Here is one that reflects my feelings on B&W photography.  To see more, you know where to go…

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I had an interesting opportunity to photograph (and listen to) a National Wildlife Federation sponsored event this weekend at a hotel in Newton.  The purpose of the event was to stimulate a regional dialogue on “climate smart” project initiatives.  There was much information shared and some healthy critique.  People working in various government and science related fields from all areas of the Northeast came together and were able to listen to presentations, prompting conversation on this important topic, sharing ideas and experiences; expressing hopes for potential collaborations going forward and also concerns on unnecessary steps and tactics involved in some of the proposed processes.  I was very interested to hear what was being said and I am honored to have had the opportunity to photograph for another great non-profit!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Occasionally I will pick up jobs to shoot weddings for an agency I work for.  It’s not my preferred outlet for receiving wedding work, clearly, but it fills in gaps in the schedule and boosts the portfolio.  Yesterday, I was a second shooter for a Brookline wedding assigned to the reception only which has never happened before.  I just had to show up for the party!  It was a fun-filled event, a beautiful couple and a lot of love.  I was happy and honored, as I always am, to play a role in their special day.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Last summer, Andrew and I adopted a puppy from Save a Dog in Sudbury, MA.  And we adore him and hold great respect for the adoption center, as you may know.  So when it came time for the Save A Dog annual auction, I donated a family portraiture session.  Which I honored this Tuesday last.  As it turned out, the highest bidders were dear friends of mine from church who adopted their dog right around the same time we got Max!  We had some fun making portraits.  The one below is one of my favorites but more can be seen on Facebook.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bizarre weather I observed as rain would come pouring down on top the skylights in our living room and then stop just as suddenly as it began, the sun would cast strong beams through thick purplish clouds for a short while and then … repeat.  I really wanted to get out and shoot and the dog REALLY needed some exercise so I had to time it just right.  I got lucky.  Here is one of the pics.  More can be found on my Facebook Page.  Check it out!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The other night I photographed an associate of a non profit I photograph for frequently.  She admitted immediately that she HATED having her photo taken.  Something I can really relate to being incredibly camera-shy myself.  I promised her it would be over quickly and that I would try my very best to make it fun!  We got along well and by the end of it I think we were both pleased with how relatively painlessly our shoot went by!  Because she is a writer, we decided that she should write and myself, being a photographer, I would take pictures!  It worked out well…

This was my first time visiting this annual Boston event.  I had some fun walking around, taking in the impressive indoor flower and garden displays containing everything from wildlife to wedding cakes!  It was a busy day there, during the final hours, we were attending with countless others, and so many photographers!  Happily, we were able to find some nicely priced plants to take home!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Another year, another deeply meditative installation in The Congregational Church of Weston’s sanctuary.  A great deal of time and thought goes into this event every year and every year it is different, allowing you to rethink and contemplate further.  This years interpretation included The TShirt Project, on loan from REACH Beyond Domestic Violence.  A truly sobering presentation.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Mssng Lnks brought together a young group of aspiring vocalists with older students at The Boston Conservatory for an opportunity to ask questions, learn answers and even preform! It was a touching occasion to witness and all those involved put on quite a performance!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Last Thursday I was invited to witness and document a lecture and book signing by author James Hirsch on his recent book on the life and times of baseball legend Willie Mays.  It was a wonderful event with a tremendous turnout at the Needham Public Library.  Though I have yet to read the book, the lecture was such that I am interested in picking up a copy.  Introducing the author was NPR’s Bill Littlefield!  Read a review here!