Today I was lucky enough to meet four surfers and get a start to a portrait series of surfers on the North Shore on what I consider to be the first real day of Spring in Massachusetts.
"The pattern is not visible until the carpet's fully woven.." Painter, writer, therapist: Bob Shuman
While vacationing in Aruba I met the incredible musicians Jemaima and Raphaela and we briefly took some portraits right off the beach. You can sample one of Jemaima's original songs here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF0IvW2xLfg I look forward to spending more time with him and his full band some day.
On the rocky shore line of Aruba's Arikok National Park I met Francisco and these beautiful horses . . .
I spent an incredible afternoon with this multi-talented artist up at his house and studios in New Hampshire while working on an article for Design New England. Here are some of my favorite out takes from the day.
Today in between rain showers and after a commercial shoot in Brookline I was lucky enough to meet Danny & Max on Revere Beach
Today I visited with Father Spyridon at the Church of St John in Ipswich, MA. I had the pleasure of hearing his wonderful stories and how he started the church in the mid 1970's. It was also great to meet with Father Herman, take his portrait and learn a little about his life.
In all too brief visit with my friend Coke O'neal and my godson Mercury I started a series on the spaces that families live in and the area that surrounds them. I was also thrilled to meet Coke's neighbor Lynn and her dog Chappa. Lynn does amazing work rescuing and caring for bull dogs.
Taking some time out to sit down for lunch and get to talk while up in New Hampshire on a magazine assignment with artists Gary Haven & Susan Pratt-Smith.
Some recent work from the Somerville Boxing Club
I was happy to spend another day at the Larcom Theater and get the chance to return to working with Richard Heath; the principal artist for Le Grand David at the Cabot Theater and an exceptional performer to boot. Retiring after 35 years of performing, Mr. Heath has been able to concentrate his time on his artistry.
I met yet another New England character (from the Road series) on a very brisk January morning, Robert asked for directions to a building on Paradise Road and I asked him for a quick portrait . . .
After a trip to the MIT Museum with my family and winding our way on Mass. Ave. for lunch I had the pleasure of meeting this pair and detouring from my group for a quick portrait. Dr. Watson had a recent ACL operation . . .
While on assignment for a medical magazine I learned that Dr. Theoharides is working on methods of getting children with autism to speak for the first time in their lives. An incredibly inspirational man to spend time with.
I've had the pleasure of meeting Donald a couple of times while traversing the streets of Boston. You can hear Europe reach across the Atlantic when he plays this unusual instrument. I will update this blog after I have the opportunity to do some portrait work . . .
I have vivid dreams almost every night that I sometimes try to translate into photographs. . .
When I listen to the lyrics and music of KBMG, I'm not sure if I'm in Massachusetts or walking on a dirt trail in my home state of Colorado—that's what their stories do for me. I was lucky to pull out the members (OK, I somehow missed the guitarist) for individual portraits before the show started. Putting the camera aside to enjoy the show and let the sweet sounds roll at a church in Rockport in the late fall . .