Alone Together

This is taken in our local Starbucks at midday. I was struck by how many people, especially the ones in the foreground, seemed not particularly engaged with anybody. The exception to this is the lady at the right in the pink dress. Maybe this lack of focus is a result of us becoming so addicted to digital screens, not faces.

My Turn

I often stick my camera in other people’s faces to get a shot. This guy turned the tables on me. 

Looking At Me

In todays’ digital age a lot of people, including me, place a good deal of stress on just getting noticed. Sure the photo above is an arresting image  but if that’s all it is, that’s not enough. If I told you that I was watching this guy from the time he got on the subway for a chance to take his picture. However, because…

The Very Big Sneeze

I saw this coming about ten steps away. When the photo finally got taken the sneeze had just happened and he was taking his tee-shirt away from his nose. I would have liked to have been able to take this shot a second or so earlier but I wasn’t close enough. I’m categorizing this as a “good but could have been better”.

Daddy Says

We’ve got a wading pool here in Boston called the Frog Pond. (My blog is named after it.) On a hot sunny weekend the place is packed with little people having a wonderful time. This little girl was splashing around happily with Daddy watching on from a distance. I took this photograph just as Daddy came over to her and said they needed to…

Sarah’s Sunflowers (Thinking of Sally Mann)

I’ve been reading about Sally Mann lately. How she takes her photographs with ancient cameras and early printing techniques. How she avoids sharpness and loves the impurities that creep into her photographs. She abhors color and shoots only in black and white. This image is nothing like Sally Mann work but I was thinking of her when I took it. 

The Writer Wields A Lot Of Power

The pen has been said to be mightier than the sword. I submit it can also be mightier than the camera.

28mm Glory

Coply Square on a nice day presents a wonderful photograph opportunity. This shot was taken from the steps of the Boston Public Library looking across the square toward Trinity Church. A tight cluster of tourists had assembled to listen to their guide and presented a perfect foreground element. As usual I had at the ready my trusty Ricoh GR with its fixed 28mm lens….

Gay Pride “Belles”

Boston holds a huge gay pride parade every year. It’s a celebration of sexual diversity and frankly, for a photographer, presents a gold mine of subjects. These “belles” were all seated in a row along one side of Boston’s main public library. It was unclear to me whether they intended to march or just enjoyed dressing up and being noticed. Either way their dresses…