On Trying To See Clearly

We went to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts today and I took a hell of a lot of photographs. In the end though, what came out of that trip is how terribly hard it is to really see anything clearly.  

Fallen Leaves & Fog

Once upon a time we rented a house in Petaluma, California. It was very modern with bleached wood, sharp angles and a lot of glass. A particularly nice thing about it was that it had a very funky backyard that was the complete opposite of the structure. There was a falling down shed a rickety fence a bench made out of a single slab…

Hub Week Coming Soon

It starts tomorrow. STAY TUNED!

Going Up With Straight Lines And Angles

I’m finding more and more photographic opportunities in the most mundane places. I think what makes this one is the 28mm lens on my Ricoh GR that takes in all the angles of the escalator and elevator together with the lucky coincidence of having just one person perfectly positioned in the middle of the moving stairway.

Looks Like Fun

This couple was being photographed by a professional for what seemed like an impending marriage. The were having a lot of fun. The shoot was near Acorn Street in Boston’s Back Bay. It’s a favorite location for wedding photographers. I didn’t want to butt in but couldn’t resist taking this shot as I walked by.

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…

Barista With A Grubby Beard

We recently checked out a hot new coffee spot that has just opened near us. The verdict is still out on the quality of their gustatory offerings but, to a person, their staff was terrific. They were caring, efficient and very friendly. Here’s a quick portrait I took of a happy, young barista as he took our first order. Because I was so focused…

A Pretty Landscape For A Change

I feel I may be getting into a rut just photographing  people on the street. Here to break the trend, at least for a while, is a view over Boston’s Public Garden east towards the financial district…..enjoy!

Mr. Dicey

One of the hazards of street shooting in an urban area is that occasionally one goes around a corner and meets a person who is probably best avoided.

Bridges

Here in Boston, where the Charles River empties into the harbor, are these two bridges. I liked the juxtaposition of the angular old counterweighted one with the soaring grace of the much newer suspension span.  Humans build bridges that are both physical and personal. The physical ones are easy to understand, they help us cross things. The personal bridges join humans together. They are…