Painting by iPhone

This is just a quick photo with my Apple iPhone as I was walking by the Frog Pond yesterday. I had no conventional camera. Do you know the french painter Georges Seurat? This shot reminds me of him. My point here is not that this photograph is somehow some great work of art. It does however underscore the point that the era of stand…

Red Light

Not really, just a lady crossing the street at night shot from above. However her stance, the sign and the lighting create a visual ambivalence that I liked. 

The Orange Bag

Of course the sleeping woman is arresting but then again the off center  splash of color is too. Initially I planned to crop the image tighter and just emphasise the figure but changed my mind after looking at it for a while. Off balance?  Yes, but then again….

A Powerful Example Of Mixed Media

Here in Boston we have a very large and well thought out central public library. In its main lobby, beside having a fine display of books, there is a coffee shop and, of all things, a radio and tv station. On certain days you can go in and watch or listen to a PBS program. My photo here is of a radio and tv host…

The Lonely Hockey Player

Shooting goals by himself in an empty parking lot near Davis Square, Cambridge.  There is a story here. I don’t know it though. If I was a better photographer, I’d be able to give you more of a glimpse of it but as it stands now we’ll just have to make up our own.      

The Top 1%

The first couple of blocks of Boston’s Newbury Street can be considered our Rodeo Drive. Here’s why.

Tourist Season!

  They’re thousands of these folks wandering around Boston, all looking at maps, paper or digital. They believe they are somewhat lost which is to say that they think they know roughly where they are but not exactly. We natives know, however, that being “somewhat” lost in Boston is akin to completely and totally lost anyplace else.

The Lonely Traveler

This was taken in Grand Central Station a few years ago. It’s a different kind of photograph than I usually take. It is minimalist to the extreme and not in sharp focus to boot. The mood and the story are primary. I like it as much for what isn’t in the frame as for what is.  

Do I Have A Deal For You!

This guy was selling and selling hard. The more I practice street shooting, the more these little vignettes begin to show themselves. The trick is making a decent photo of them. In this case the brick wall, the contrasting tee shirts and the raking sunshine were very helpful.

Hot Day In The City

Starbucks is doing a hell of a business!