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Street Portrait…Bleached Blond

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Big Hurt On Boylston Street

 

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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 kind of lesson from it.

Ann Bruck…An Unpaid Commercial

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Sometimes chance deals me a fine hand. This time it was at the Boston Public Library where I had taken my WordPress buddy Steve Willard for a cup of coffee and a chance for him to show me the magic photo editing he is able to do on his iPad.

Out of the blue I feel a tap on my shoulder and low and behold there is Ann Bruck. Ann is a marvelous wellness coach that my wife Sarah and I use to help us (I really should say me) learn yoga. She is a great person and if you are in the Boston area and think you might use her services go to her website and check it out.  You’ll be glad you did.

http://annbruckwellness.com/

The Printed Page

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The sharpness of this photograph is not the best but I like it anyway. It was taken in the wonderful new cafe at the Boston Public Library. Clustered around the coffee bar were a group of people all reading books or newspapers. Nobody was looking at a digital device. Refreshing!

Singing Opera On The Street

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(and he’s good too!)

Iron and Marble

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This man was sitting on the long bench ringing the Boston Public Library. His faraway gaze and turned down mouth could mean anything but, as far as I’m concerned, it’s the juxtaposition of the greys and blacks that make this image worthwhile.

A Pretty Reading Room But Few Books

 

 

L1000572small.jpgThe Boston Public Library’s main branch fronts on Coply Square. Recently I have been going over there daily to donate books that we no longer have room for in our much reduced new condo home. Today I went upstairs to look around and found a lot of people hunched over their laptops. Some were reading books but they were in the minority. To me that overwhelming digital presence seemed sad. 

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