Monday, January 30, 2012

Today's Metro Cover

My image from yesterday's New England Patriots Send-off celebration of the cover of Today's Boston Metro Newspaper.

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Super Send-Off

I photographed the New England Patriots send-off celebration today at Gillette Stadium. Talk about excitement! The crowd was ecstatic! Over 15,000 fans showed up.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

2012 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year, Clare Danes

Today I photographed the annual Harvard University Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year parade. The 2012 Woman of the year was Clare Danes. I hope you enjoy the images. I was on the upper level of the press truck with a good friend of mine, Bizuayehu Tesfaye who was shooting for the agency WENN. I mainly shot with my 300mm lens until the end of the parade when I jumped off the truck and had to change my lenses as I ran through the crowd in hopes of getting a close up shot of her. Mission Accomplished.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Seen Memories

Like many, I spent the holidays traveling among the homes of my loved ones. One stop on the nearly thousand mile annual journey was to my father's home in Pennsylvania. Visiting there now, my father's home seemed to be the place where I would leave forgotten belongings after the many moves of my early twenties. As I spent a few days at my father's home I couldn't help but see these items I had left behind from my past and they all seemed to conjure up an unforgettable memory. I had to photograph these items and share them because I felt that this is something that happens to all of us.

I found these cameras in a box hidden in my father's home. They are from when I once sold cameras at a flea market on the upper west side of Manhattan right beside the Museum of Natural History. They remind me of the long summer weekends I would spend beside my table of old camera gear and the interactions I had with those who stopped by. I became a regular. Like many of the things you do in life, I never did it for the money, I did it for the experience.

The typewriter and painting where remnants from my apartment in South Boston where I lived while in school. Both were found items.

These ladders are the same ones I used when I was a house painter for two summers in order to pay for college. I would work 50 hour weeks for nearly 4 months during the school year in order to help pay for my schooling. These ladders remind me of that unforgettable time.

I took this Volkswagen peddle car as carry-on baggage during my flight home after visiting the Gulf Coast for the first time right after Hurricane Katrina. It was a gift for my father, who's a big VW fan. Seeing this brought me back to the memories of going down to photograph Hurricane Katrina.

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Four-Alarm Fire in Brookline

I thought I'd post more images from the four-alarm fire in Brookline earlier today.

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Just another day in the office.

It began with the early morning 42nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast at the Boston Convention and Expo Center where I had to take a quick shot because I had another assignment scheduled at the same time. I stayed at the breakfast for only a few minutes before I was off to the next one. Next I had to photograph a young guy named Marty Walsh in his new South Boston office location ( I can't expand on the story any more than this since it is scheduled to run later in the week.). As I got into my car leaving the South Boston location a call came over the police scanner about a four-alarm plus fire in Brookline. I made my way there zooming and zipping through traffic and captured some images with major flames. I stayed there at the scene for a while sharing my gloves with some of the other photographers that forgot to bring theirs. I left and as I parked my car by our office I received a call to get a photograph of the scene of the first murder in Boston of 2012. It was on Trull Street in Dorchester. As I made my way to the scene a another call came over the scanner that a wrong way driver crashed on I-93 while running from the police so I decided to make a detour and get that photo first before I went to the murder scene. I parked and walked what seemed like a mile along the side of the highway to get a shot. I didn't include a photo of the scene in this post because it wasn't that amazing of a shot and I felt like it wasn't blog worthy But I threw in a treat, a quick video of the fire scene. yup, just another day in the office for me today.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

No Pants on the Subway 2012

I get to see and photograph a variety of different annual events throughout Boston and this one is one of the strangest, which make it for a good photo. I photographed the 5th annual No Pants Subway Ride 2012 in Boston where people take the T and randomly strip down to their underwear and continue along their ride minding their own business as the non-participating commuters look on in disbelief.

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