Umbrella Chat

Today is very rainy and miserable. I went out for a short walk just to stretch my legs. Since my faithful Ricoh GR isn’t weatherproof I wasn’t really able to carry it out in the open. I got this shot under an awning where this family of tourists was having a discussion of where to go next. The kid’s green one is the star

Big Hurt On Boylston Street

  This is a scene on Boylston Street outside the public library. It’s reeking with human misery. I often find it hard and indeed intrusive to take these kind of photographs, yet the emotion in them is so striking I sometimes take the shot anyway. It’s a little like war photography, without the danger of course. Recording pain for the sake of getting some…

Portrait of Sarah

In case I haven’t told you before, my wife Sarah is a voracious reader. I admire that trait very much and often wish I read more myself. However I’m dyslexic and content myself to more visual activities. I took this picture of her in our local Starbucks as she was chugging along trying to finish a book that she didn’t like. Why read a…

Master Lock

I know it’s a kind of silly title but I didn’t want to name this portrait something pretentious. This old gentleman was sitting by himself staring off into space in a sheltered corner of the main Frog Pond administrative building. While it looks like he is watching me, I’m pretty sure he isn’t. He was very much lost in his own thoughts.

Portrait of Amine

Lately I’m enjoying taking more candid portraits. It isn’t exactly street photography but it’s pretty close as they are unposed. I know this looks terribly posed but it isn’t. Amine doesn’t realize I’ve got my camera tucked under my arm.

Under The Olympus Gun Of Steve Willard

Steve Willard is a very fine photographer. If you want to see just how good he is; check out his website  https://stevenwillardimages.wordpress.com/.  He paid a visit to Boston today and we roamed around the Back Bay and Beacon Hill area taking photographs and talking (and talking…and talking). The man certainly knows his stuff. He told and showed me things about editing pictures on his new iPad…

Mr. G8

  When I go street shooting sometimes my photographs are made better by accidents. It’s not that I’m totally unaware of what I want to achieve but out of the blue comes a great detail that I didn’t see initially. In this case it’s that circle with the green G8 in its lower half. Cropping the image to a 10 x 16 format puts…

Back Bay Brahmin

It’s the black hand rail with its rusty thrust into the column, the dark mottled granite, the crack in the column’s base and the trash tucked in back of the ornate flower pot that tells this story.

A Modern Day Disconnect

Everywhere one goes ads bombard us with promises of beauty, youth, fitness and yes, even enlightenment. The truth is they are lying. This tired elderly lady sitting under the sign for a fitness class speaks to this reality much better than I.

Back Using The Ricoh GR For Street Shooting

Damn this little camera is FINE! It’s tiny with a dead simple black, almost scruffy, exterior. I can carry it cradled in the palm of my hand so it’s almost invisible. It has an ASPC 16 meg sensor and the ability to focus like a cobra’s strike. I have “better” cameras but this gets the job done better. I don’t mean, by any means,…