Monthly Archives: May 2018

Urban Oasis


In the heart of Cambridge, near MIT and Kendall Square is an urban oasis that not everyone knows about. You see, it is situated atop of a parking garage. I heard about this through a Boston area website and went down to check it out. It is open to the public and has benches and tables at which to sit. There are a few solar powered recharging stations and a used-book recycling center. They even have a small garden of raised beds. It’s a nice option for local workers who want a bit of space.

Wooden Boat (and others) Auction

Not far from home, they have a wooden boat auction each spring. They also usually features some cars, many of which are antiques. The boats and cars are usually beautiful but are displayed more for sale than for art. I chose to focus on the beauty in the details. If you’re interested in what you could have bought, please see the link below. Many things did not reach their minimum and may still be for sale, if you’re interested. Cheers!

http://www.woodboats.org/Auction/2018/2018.html

Latinx Student Cultural Center at Northeastern University


I really enjoyed the artwork on this building. This is the last in my series of images from Northeastern University. I hope to get out with my camera this week to come up with some fresh material for next weekend. Cheers!

Chipmunk


We have our share of chipmunks here on Milford Street. As I went to my car the other morning, this one was perched on top of the woodpile. It stayed there while I backtracked to the house and grabbed my camera and telephoto lens. I managed to make these two images before it raced off.

Scenes from Chinatown


A few weeks ago, my friend James and I had dinner in Chinatown. I made these image as we walked around and visited a Chinese grocery store.

Boston #Stands With Immigrants

Friday night, my wife and I drove into Boston and walked over to the Boston Public Gardens to see a public art project called Boston #Stands With Immigrants. They have captured images of immigrants to the Boston community who have made an impact in recent years. The project was the brainchild of photographer Eric Jacobs, who along with his partners Chris Antonowich and Jodi Wilinsky Hill, took the portraits you see here and staged a number of events in the past year showing the images in and on iconic Boston landmarks.

To quote the project’s brochure “We believe the portraits are a beautiful and dignified response to an intensifying climate of fear and exclusion – one that will encourage conversation, reassure the world of our humanity, raise public consciousness, and help move the needle at a policy level.”

More information and other images can be found here: https://www.standswithimmigrants.org/

It was a bit tricky for Eric to set this up the other night. The idea of showing the images on trees was likely conceived before we knew we would have a late spring. It was likely a challenge for the team to find appropriate trees. As for making the images, we had a windy evening. I used a long shutter speed so that the branches would move behind the images and provide as much of a backdrop as possible.