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Birds

It's hard photographing birds. They move fast in and out and up and down. It's hard to focus even with auto-focus cameras but sometimes it's possible. It just takes a lot of patience and trial and error. I've tried to photograph birds for quite a while with limited success. These came out pretty well I…...

Holy Mackerel

Some years I get lucky fishing from a kayak off Islesboro Maine. This year was one of those years, no more than a minute after dropping a line I had 3 mackerel! There used to be a lot more when I was a kid but great to see there are some left. We used to…...

A Walk with a View

This was taken on the southern tip of Islesboro, an island in Penobscot Bay Maine. The area is called Town Beach and faces south towards North Haven and Vinal Haven. The rocks in this area have a flat top with distinct striations that show the north-south movement of glaciers. The picture is of a friend…...

Rain

It's rained a lot lately. I like to photograph rain on water and the concentric circles the drops create. Since water is reflective it's tricky to get a shot of rain drops without a lot of tree reflections. This photo was taken near where I live of a vernal pool. I'm not sure how the…...

Anthropocene

The Anthropocene is a proposed name for the geologic epoch we live in today and refers to human effects on the planet’s ecosystems. Anthro is the Greek word for human. The images I’ve created are an attempt to illustrate the Anthropocene and our changing relationship with nature, specifically how we perceive nature and the impact…...

Pompidou

This is a photo of Ali, the nephew of a long-time friend Feisal. Ali went to art school so we have much in common. This was taken at the Pompidou Center in Malaga Spain from inside the glass door entrance so the lettering is reversed. There's something about this photo I really like - the…...

Sea Vista

The wide flat Mediterranean sea looking towards Morocco contrasts with the dense city streets of Malaga Spain. A city known for its cuisine, beaches, and nightlife. It’s one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities dating from 770 BC first by the Phoenicians then by Romans, Moors, and Christians. Even though mobbed by British and…...

Malaga Spain

Had the pleasure of visiting Malaga Spain. A beautiful ancient and modern city with many tourists who flood the historic center with its narrow streets. The nightlife often goes till near dawn, both locals and visitors enjoying southern Europe’s passione...

Maine Swim

Nothing like a cool swim near sunset in August up in Maine. My youngest about to take the plunge...

Lettuce Enjoy

It might be hard to tell but this is a big head of lettuce. Bought a six-pack of seedlings at Brighams Farm in Concord and they really took off...

Birds + Bees

Well, no birds but a bee in this one, taken near where I work in West Concord. Lots of flowers coming out - fun to take pics on a lunchtime walk...

Kelvy

Kelvy is a talented artist, a leading practitioner of Scribing and a good friend. This was taken at her Somerville studio. Her most recent book, "Generative Scribing: A Social Art of the 21st Century", defines scribing as a practice that includes words and pictures to reveal a system's potential. She's also the co-founder of the…...

Tamoman 30

'Twas Tamoman 30 this year - thirty years of brotherhood and kinship spawned over the decades. I went up a few days early for some solo cabin life. Was quite nice, a cool spring with mist and rain and days of sunshine. Here are a few pics. The first morning there was a newt on…...

Williamsburg

New York sidewalks are so interesting - all sorts of interactions and dramas playing out with people, signs, storefronts et al. No need to go anywhere fancy or spend money, just walk the streets, and something interesting will happen. I've come to appreciate this about NY more than anything. This was taken in Williamsburg Brooklyn…...

Tracks

We've had multiple snows this winter, quite good especially for seeing what critters are running about. These photos were taken near the Bruce Freeman Trail bridge that goes over route 2 into Acton. And here's another one from…...

Soup

Last of the butternut squash from this past summer's crop, amazing how easy it is to grow and sweet and keeps well. This pot is made with coconut milk and ginger with some nutritional yeast and homegrown oregano on top plus salt and pepper. Pretty simple and tasty...

Snowstorm

So we got a pretty big snowstorm last weekend, about 18" with big winds out of the Northeast. This was taken Saturday morning on the usual run, Peter came along. The route goes through some conservation land near my condo on Conant and thru the Acton Sand Pit which is now filled with solar panels…...

Popover

It took a while to learn to bake popovers. I had a stretch of a few years where they came out great and then hit a rough patch for a couple of years where they wouldn't pop. Finally,…...

McCarren Park

This photo was taken in Williamsburg's McCarren Park. An odd scene of a guy taking photos of someone's sneakers and a beautiful singular cloud above. McCarren Park is an interesting place that includes soccer fields, a track, tennis courts, workout area, and backboards for racquet ball or any other ball game you want to play…...

Ram Island

Ram Island is just off of Cushing island in Casco Bay, Portland Maine. It's a beautiful spit of land going towards the open ocean. This photo was taken from Fort Levett, a WWII gunnery on the island. You can access the roof of the gunnery by climbing through a small hatch. The roof is quite…...

White Lake

This year's Tamoman took us to White Lake which we festooned with White Mountain Vodka t-shirts and big smiles...

Leaves

See early photos of leaves, mostly in winter...

Warner’s Pond

This is John, he's a photographer. It's a little awkward photographing a photographer, especially a great portrait photographer like John. This is out on Warner's Pond, the last ice before spring. Having the sun backlight him worked better than front lighting. John has a strong, quiet, underlying countenance about him, and this photo I think…...

Baron’s Run

It was cold, like 10 below zero at Cannon and the Baron's run, last run of the day with my oldest son. This 'whale's tail' is from manmade snow they blow into huge mounds, not sure why - maybe because it's wild to ski up and down or the snow stays longer so it can…...

Popcorn

For about 4 years now, I've been making popcorn with an air popper. I've experimented with several recipes. This one has a small amount of butter, olive oil, and lemon juice plus toppings of Bays spices, nutritional yeast, salt, and confectioner's sugar. Under the popcorn is a sandwich, so you need to eat through the…...

Sun Gold

Sun gold cherry tomatoes on the back porch with fresh-picked basil ready for eating or canning. Usually, there are too many tomatoes so canning is where most of the crop goes. There might be some other cherry tomatoes mixed in here than just Sun Gold's though Sun Gold is the main crop now since nothing…...

Fish Fry

Haddock, potatoes, cilantro, and homemade tartar sauce. The haddock at the fish store is fresh from Iceland or some north sea area, one of the better fresh semi-local fish...

Garden Food

Got some carrots + beets from the garden, turnips too, still good after sitting all summer in the ground. Nothing like an egg and garden kale to balance it out...

Biden Wins

It was a good day in Harvard Square after even Fox declared Biden/Harris winning the election. IMG_5093...

Pugliese

Pugliese bread from the Nashoba Brook Bakery toasts very well especially with fresh tomato from the garden and cheese...

Fairhaven Bay

Fairhaven Bay is a bucolic area on the Sudbury River in Concord. This was taken during a run - a beautiful remote area near Walden Pond...

October Snow

Snow came early this year, just in time for Halloween and a full moon no less. This was taken at Fairhaven Bay in Concord, MA...

Empire State Building

While in New York visiting my son in Williamsburg Brooklyn, the fog cleared, and lo and behold the Empire State building across the river...

Smoothie

This smoothie is made with pea tendril micro greens, raspberries, almond milk, peanut butter, and protein powder. This is a favorite breakfast smoothie after going for a ride around the island up on Islesboro. Leave around 7:00 and back by 8:30, this smoothie hits the spot...

Green Beans of Maine

This photo was taken on Islesboro Maine - simple summer food...

Spruce

This was taken in Jay Vermont on a cross-country ski trail at Jay Peak resort. It was cold like Jay often is - maybe around zero or below. This is part of a series I've been drawn to showing leaves or rather with this a broken-off Spruce pine branch embedded in snow. With the leave…...

Flowers on Black

Flowers from the garden, taken from above with a black tabletop from Ikea in my condo with sunlight coming in from the west...

Alex du Minaur

At the US Open Grandstand court, Alex du Minaur serves...

Pesto

Basil from the garden mixed in a Cuisinart along with garlic, Asiago, pine nuts, olive oil, and lemon. If you want the vegan version use nutritional yeast instead of Asiago and if you can't swing the high price of pine nuts, walnuts taste good as well. Typically Sweet Genovese Basil is grown around here. It…...

Raspberries

This is a little fresh raspberries from the garden and yogurt with a couple of fresh mint leaves from the garden too. The Cousins Community garden has a raspberry co-op where people chip in with weeding, pruning, and fertilizing as well as other tasks. It's a productive crop compared to the blueberries nearby that are…...

Summertime Cow

A cow lies peacefully in an alpine field, Mountain Road, South Tamworth. This was taken during a Tamoman weekend on a steep slope near the end of the road and the cabin. A long lens was key to this shot, compressing the image and bringing the cow close while throwing the background out of focus.…...

Steve Kane

Steve Kane is an entrepreneur, author, and gadfly. Steve and I went to Andover but only met more recently. Steve started Gamesville, one of the early online gaming websites. By 1999 it was the 'stickiest' site online with eBay in second place. Steve wrote a clever and funny book called F***  It. Get a Divorce…...

Snowdrop

Little did I know the first flowers to bloom are the Snowdrops. I came across them a few years ago in mid-March, still winter and along a south-facing bank of the Assabet River, there they were - dozens of them. Even before the first sprouting of Skunk Cabbage, these Snowdrops were in bloom. Quite fragile…...

Leaf

I started photographing leaves a few years ago. They're interesting, kind of like people with individual personalities and different types. Photographing on snow gives a strong figure-ground emphasizing the shape. Also, leaves are older when there is snow…...

Glass Window Bridge

Located on the north end of Eleuthera, Glass Window Bridge is referred to as where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean. The water to the east is a dark blue from the Atlantic and to the west a light blue of the Caribbean. This bridge is also called the 'narrowest place on earth' and since the…...

Dead Bird

This was taken in the South End of Boston, the SoWa (South of Washington Street) district, in old industrial building on Harrison Avenue on a stairwell. Coming across a dead bird is supposed to be an omen of change, probably something coming to an end, maybe something bad. I try not to be superstitious but…...

Trains

There's a train yard in Queens next to the Billie Jean King Tennis Center. Looks like mostly subway trains but I'm not sure - could be commuter rail as well. You can take the subway to the US Open and the station is right next to the train yard. Queens is an interesting city that…...

Making Pesto

Each summer I plant basil between the tomatoes. Pesto is a great way to use up all the basil. There are some varieties like citrus basil that have a fresh fragrance otherwise the standard basil you see in…...

Islesboro Ferry

This was taken looking north on the Islesboro ferry during a windless summer day...

Writings

See prose and poems from over the years...

Comm Ave Mall

Snow and lights at dusk make for a blue Christmas on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall in the Back Bay Boston...

Amalfi Coast

Returning by ferry to the Amalfi coast from the island of Capri in Italy. This always reminds me of the song Tales of Brave Ulysses by the band Cream and the line 'how his naked ears were tortured'. The myth was that Ulysses needed to be tied to the boat so he wouldn't jump off…...

Pompeii

Pompeii includes modern sculptures alongside the archeological ruins. The modern artwork gives a sense of scale and compliments the ancient remains...
Marrakech wall art with hearts

Marrakech

A wall in Marrakech, so many streets and walls in the Medina - a beautiful city with endlessly interesting vignettes...

Moroccan Mule

This was taken in Morocco, southeast of Marrakesh near the Atlas Mountains. The way the mule looks out and the web of green grass has a surreal quality to it that I find intriguing and hard to pinpoint why. Mules are an important part of Moroccan life since it's mostly agrarian in the south. This…...

Roger Federer

US Open 2016 - standing in the upper level of Arthur Ashe stadium. Being this high up I could shoot down for a more geometric flat background to the iconic Federer backhand...

Race Point Beach

A friend on the beach in the fog, Provincetown, MA. Was surprised to see so many seals and so few people on an August day though it had rained heavily earlier. She always had her arms out like this, it was her ‘thing’ when having her picture taken, which was smart since it’s hard to…...

Muir Woods

This was taken while visiting friends in Mill Valley and my middle son looking at colleges in California. We hiked in the Muir Woods and stopped for some food and something to drink. I don't know much about California but this seems like a very California image of the water with mint...

Angel Island

I think this is called Angel Island. The photo was taken while staying near the Presidio near the Golden Gate bridge...

Hutch Fest

Each summer we go to an island in Maine (Islesboro) and dig for clams and cook them up on the beach. It's a little tricky to time the tide so it doesn't wash the fire away while still leaving plenty of time to dig for the soft shell clams. The other tricky part is washing…...

Sunrise

This was taken mid-summer at sunrise from the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse in Bristol Maine. It being mid-summer that meant getting up real early like 5:00 or so to get there to see the sunrise. This photo is a bit corny but no photoshopping the seagull in, just a pretty snapshot moment in time...

Egg + Kale

An old standby recipe, good in the winter - egg on top of kale on top of rye toast and hummus with shallots and goat cheese sprinkled on. The kale is lightly cooked stovetop with the egg cracked on top...

Pow Wow

This was taken at an "Honoring the Elders" Inter-Tribal Native American Pow Wow in Tamworth New Hampshire around 2015. The photo is of a flag with an infinity symbol. You're not supposed to take pictures but this was out in the parking lot, hope they don't mind. I hadn't been to a pow-wow before. It…...

Van Gogh

This is kind of a weird photo of a woman looking at a guy looking at a Van Gogh painting. It's in a museum in Paris I think and the Van Gogh painting is right near this guy. I just took two photos side by side so to speak and then combined them. The really…...

Pere Lachaise

Pere Lachaise, an intriguing sometimes mysterious, and crumbling cemetery in Paris. I first stumbled into it back in 1986 not knowing the luminaries that rest there including Oscar Wilde, Eugene Delacroix, and Jim Morrison whose grave had many devotees leaving candles and wine. This pic was taken on a more recent visit, accompanied by a…...

Barcelona

Hopefully, this doesn't look too spooky, it was during an upbeat, adventurous time, back in Barcelona again. I'd been taking a lot of photos of a friend so had the urge to take one, this in the bathroom of a beautiful vegetarian restaurant right after New Years. Here's another pic from that time...

Kids

Slide show of photos, artwork, and music. https://youtu.be/LiK7A85tsrw  ...

Body Surfing

These photos are from a concert in a no-name warehouse in Williamsburg Brooklyn a few years back. I hadn't been to a punk rock show in 25 years or so and it was odd to see a whole new generation of kids and musicians playing this type of music. It was a good show -…...

Beet Burger

Come fall and time to do something with the beets harvested this summer. Beets keep well in the fridge with high humidity but won't last all winter. They're easy to grow in this area and have become a…...

Chair Umpire

This was taken at the US Open of a very sprightly chair umpire on one of the side courts. I love her laughing expression, not typical of an umpire, and the graphic shape she and the chair create. The fun part of the US Open is it includes many matches and practice courts unlike other…...

Yuh Boys & Chris Lee

Party in Brooklyn where the Yuh Boys played a reunion show and Chris Lee took the mike for some choice words. The split-screen effect happens when another camera flash goes off during the exposure. It's a dynamic effect that happens only with digital cameras from what I have seen...

Appian Way

This was the first digital photo I took I liked, with an iPhone anyway, it's from 2011. Probably the first photo I liked since the mid-'90s. It's from a small street in Harvard Square called the Appian Way, which struck a chord since I took so much Latin as a kid and learned 'all roads…...

Lifestream

Animated images from the series Daystream. 'Moth Wings' music by Benoit Pioulard. These images were created back in the late '80s and early '90s. Mostly taken with a Hasselblad 2 1/4 camera handheld, moving hence the blur, with Fujichromr and Ektachrome color transparency film. See also the Daystream series...

Americas

Photos of the US and Mexico by Harry Bartlett. From the series Pictur Pomes. Music by Richard Thompson, Treadwell No More. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byreYpqPl4E...

Middle One

Our middle son, only months old - it was near Christmas time in Topsfield if I remember correctly. He perched on the table well-fed and happy, chubby cheeks and all. And what a smile...

Europa

Photography from the 1980s and '90s of Europe - mostly of Dublin, Barcelona, Madrid, and Lisbon. From the series Pictur Pomes, animated photography with music by Sigur Ros, "Ba Ba". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAIj2Cn13_E  ...

Christening

This was taken of our firstborn after he was Christened on an island in Maine. Every family has iconic photos - ones that go up on the wall, then down and up again somewhere else, or get reprinted and reframed always to reappear - this is one of ours. It was a cloudy day and…...

Lisbon

Lisbon & Sintra Portugal 1993...

Portugal

This was taken along the Portugal and Spanish border somewhere in the mountains. We stayed in a beautiful Pousada. From what little I understand some of the Pousadas were originally private estates and then taken over by the government, possibly under Communist influences, and turned into public hotels. Anyways I love this photo of the…...

Volcano Watermelon Wedding Cake

A film by Alex Wolfe I helped with back in the 1980s. It's based on a road trip we took with a car from Auto Driveaway Corp, a company that relocates cars in the US. It was a Pontiac 6000 if I remember correctly that needed to be in El Paso. We ran out of…...

Rings

Not exactly sure where this is from, possibly Lisbon or Madrid. Not looking very expensive but powerful in what they mean, I love photographing rings on displays like this, often on sidewalks from street vendors with the light and gold so bright and shiny and romantic. This was taken while traveling from England to Ireland…...

Dublin

Along the coast, Dublin Port where the ferries land this was taken. After staying up all night with newly met friends playing guitar on the ferry drinking endless Carlsburg beers, the next morning walking onto Ireland for the first time it was quite the beautiful spot and this lad having parked his bicycle and just…...

London

Somewhere in London, a city of classic architecture and statues back in the 1980s. While traveling from city to city down to Morocco I spent my days looking for photos and this one appeared in an odd way, a backlit statue emphasizing the form and adding to a haunting sense of ancient Greece. Though the…...

Embrace

In Lisbon by the Tagus river, I believe... two young lovers in an embrace oblivious to the industrial tankers nearby. Traveling to Lisbon for the first time in the 1980s, I had taken an overnight train from Madrid. It was enchanting indeed with the seven hills. I remember going for drinks with people I met…...

Pleasure in the Moment

Stills from the AV installation Pleasure in the Moment created in 1986...

The Queers

Bobby Goodreau was the lead singer for the Queers before Joe King took over and Joe is still at it to this day last I heard. The first time I saw Bobby was at Johnny D's in Allston, not to be confused with Johnny D's in Davis Square. This place was an old dive bar…...

Tom Climbing

This was taken with a Bolex 16mm film camera. Kodachrome 25 most likely shot single frame. It's from a slide show installation called The Adventures of Tom. This was taken after I had met Tom at Andover and is in Hadley MA when he was a student at UMass. Tom is a talented musician and…...

Blue Anne

This was taken for a studio lighting class at RISD. It was mostly a portrait class and fashion-oriented taught by Paul Krot. Anne was in Apparel Design. It was shot with a 4x5 camera and Ektachrome transparency film...

Ellen Halftone

This was taken for a printmaking class at RISD. It uses a large halftone screen to show the dots and was transferred to silkscreen for printing. Ellen was in the photo department...

Bert Beaver

Bert Beaver taught photography at RISD for many years as well as at the Art Institute Chicago. He was hired by Harry Callahan and replaced him as the head of the department in the 1970s. Bert had a great sense of humor. This photo was taken in Provincetown where we headed off one day on…...

Down by the River

This is a photo silkscreen Carlo Cannell created. It's of Tom, Larry & Bayard down by the river probably in Lawrence MA. I always associate this with first reading Jack Kerouac and the times we went to Lowell to see where he was buried. We were very inspired and influenced by Kerouac and the Beat…...

Al

This is a yearbook senior pic I took of a good friend. It's a double exposure with a 4 x 5 large-format camera and was taken in the basement of the Pot Pourri yearbook room which was in an old building originally the cafeteria supposedly. We were told the closets were where they stored food…...

Casey Blues

Casey plays the blues... Andover Exeter weekend probably 1979. Casey was an inspired young lad - staring intently at the nerf football probably wondering and somewhat confused why he's wearing a coat and tie with a school flag at the big game. Not a jock by any means nor a rah rah go big blue…...

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