Rain…Harvard Square

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It’s raining hard and normally I couldn’t use a camera in this weather. However, the Olympus EM1 II is water resistant and in bad weather taking close up shots of people is easier because they’re too busy trying to stay dry. 

On my way back to the subway, I came across this man/woman miserably huddled in a corner. I like the split screen nature of the resulting image.

The Memory Project

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This is an art project of the Boston University student on the left. It was set up smack dab in the middle of Boston Common today. Nothing was around it, just two young ladies standing and smiling asking passersby to swap their memories with those of other people. I like the concept. I wonder, if such a thing was  actually possible, whether anyone would take them up on it or would we prefer to keep our own memories even if we didn’t like them.

If Only

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Had a good afternoon today. 

Veggie Portrait

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Sometimes one’s home life presents colorful photographic opportunities. This was supper 2 nights ago. I couldn’t resist.

Mr. Experimental Carousel!!

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It’s not often one gets to take a picture of a glorious subject like this gentleman. He is soft spoken and very polite but very guarded as well. We’ve seen him around Boston in various places, often very far apart. What makes him so interesting to me is that he is always dressed exactly the same way whenever we see him. I don’t know his backstory yet but one of these days I will.

ENJOY

Is That A Camera?

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The beauty of a Ricoh GR for street photography is that you can take a picture and move on before your subject is really aware of what’s going on.

Introducing Mr. Spare Change News!

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This guy’s extraordinary. He’s been selling these papers on the street for 30 years. Today he told me he had attended a “goin home” celebration last night. What? A “goin home” celebration is when a born again member of his church dies and goes home to God.

It’s a lovely thought. 

 

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