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Friday, February 21, 2014 5:57PM

 It seems as if everyone is a photographer today. Our social media streams are jammed with smartphone, iPhone and modern filtered images. Some are interesting; some just noise. As a photographer following other many other photographers, friends and students my news feeds are jammed with images. At times it's discouraging.Why discouraging? Mostly because the public is having so much fun making images it seems they've lost the sense of what constitutes a good image or a long lasting image. I wonder if today's photography consumer is creating, purchasing and saving images for posterity or if they are simply made and posted for today's social scoreboard.Which brings me to today. I'm ...

Sheet Metal Workers' Local Union 28 Centennial Jubilee
Sunday, October 20, 2013 9:00PM

  Just over one week ago nearly 1,000 people took part in a celebration for the ages at the Metropolitan Ballrroom of the Sheraton Times Square. The evening's guests - members and friends of Sheet Metal Workers' Local Union 28 - realized it was a great gift to attend a special, historic, centennial gala within their own trade group. Clearly, joy and pride flooded the room for the accomplishments of the Sheet Metal Workers' Local Union 28. Admiration for the honorees brought dinner guests to several standing ovations. Respect and gratitude for the union were also evident - as was much camaraderie among co-workers and friends.Honorees and special guests included Gary LaBarbera, ...

Friends of Sowing Seeds: Irish Night at the Daniel Webster Estate
Friday, June 21, 2013 6:08PM

 Who knew that Daniel Webster was Irish?                         Well, the great American statesman may have been born in New Hampshire but 231 years later the Friends of Sowing Seeds celebrated Irish Night at his long-time estate in Marshfield, Massachusetts. The spirited Friends group helps raise funds and awareness for the local needs served by Sowing Seeds Ltd., another local organization and ecumenical outreach ministry. With a staggering number of families now seeking help for essential needs, Sowing Seeds focuses its energy on serving struggling local residents. So, when a group of spirited volunteers ...

Presentation tonight in Boston by Rick Hulbert, architect and photographer
Thursday, April 18, 2013 2:06PM

Interested in street or architectural photography? Rick Hulbert, from Vancouver, B. C., is speaking tonight in Boston at Quixote Studios in Boston. He's an extremely accomplished architect AND photographer. He's also an all 'round great guy and insightful presenter. Try to attend. You'll be glad you did.at http://asmpne.org/articles/rick-hulbert-photography

A Plea for One World
Monday, April 15, 2013 9:55PM

Today the world was rattled as violence entered Boston's streets and the worries of people all around the world. The triumph of personal achievement was instantly overshadowed by fear, sorrow, injury and even death from explosive devices on Boylston Street near the Boston Marathon's finish line. Tonight many people lie critically injured in hospitals. At least two deaths have been confirmed.The first announced death was that of an eight year old boy. This just shouldn't be. He was eight. Eight. As we reach for comfort and guidance often prayers, songs and poems help lead us through these tragedies. My thoughts often turn to the prayers and songs of my summer camp days - carefree ...

The Wonderful Backlog of Life
Monday, April 15, 2013 8:27AM

Been busy with some of those family and personal events that take precious time and make time together precious.Will be posting photos of many people, events, places and celebrations soon - as soon as we're caught up with other essential familiy items.  No doubt, I will delight in having time to edit, post and celebrate the wonderful people in my life. Thanks for your interest and patience.  PS As one of my photographer friends recently reminded me, if you've paid us you've already received our professional work on time and under budget. It's the pro bono work that gets clogged.  Stay well.

Phew.
Thursday, December 20, 2012 12:38AM

Phew. What a couple of years it has been!Been very busy in several areas of life for a variety of reasons. I'm still steadily making, editing and restoring images even though I don't post most of them online. In an effort to tackle my "to do" list (or that "should have done already" list) l haven't spent as much time "playing" with images for myself or for personal projects. I miss it.Although I'm not a big fan of photography as a competitive venture, area competitions give me license to take time out to enhance an image or print and frame a photo even when I'm busy with clients' work. Competitions can afford artistic photographers an opportunity to reflect on artistic or narrative ...