Food & Function

July 27, 2014

Photography is a thoughtful process. It is the “seeing” that is the hard part. One of the things I love about the job is figuring out the concepts behind a new assignment. I got a call from David Julian McClements, a faculty member of the Food Science department at Umass Amherst. He asked if I […]

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Cape Breton Nova Scotia. Horses in Late Afternoon light

July 23, 2014

On the road to Inverness, on Cape Breton Island in  Nova Scotia, I was driving in the stunning late afternoon light searching for an image. I stopped to shoot this barn, and the horses appeared topping it off. It was a lucky shot, but as my father used to say, “luck favors the prepared”

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Liverpool Lighthouse Lookout, Nova Scotia.

July 18, 2014

Liverpool lighthouse lookout, Nova Scotia.

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Running from Arthur on the Confederation Bridge, New Brunswick, Canada.

July 15, 2014

A friend just asked me if I was in Nova Scotia Canada during tropical storm Arthur, the answer is yes! I drove fast, just ahead of the storm from Prince Edwards Island across the 8 mile long Confederation Bridge to New Brunswick and on to Truro Nova Scotia. The bridge was closed to trucks and […]

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Sunset Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

July 14, 2014

Wow. That was my new favorite word on Cape Breton island and it popped out of my mouth every direction I looked. Wow. I just returned from a two week trip through Nova Scotia and after driving 2,046 miles I am already planning how to get back to this beautiful place. Stay tuned for many […]

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Nova Star

June 28, 2014

My journey to Nova Scotia began on the Nova Star ferry from Portland Maine to Yarmouth. The cabins are super comfortable and the showers are hot. Dinner and breakfast is served and although I showed great restraint, there is also a casino and a bar. Set sail at 9;00 pm and arrive refreshed and rested […]

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Repo men, License Plate Recognition, The Scan Artist, Popular Science

June 26, 2014

Repo: Writer Bob Parks and I collaborated on the story ,”Scan Artist” in this July’s issue of Popular Science. We spent some time in Cleveland Ohio with one of the countries largest and most technically advanced repossession companies, Relentless Recovery. I have to say that liked them quite a bit. Colorful characters living an edgy […]

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Coimbra Portugal, Street Photography

June 23, 2014

Some day, I hope to be an old man feeding pigeons in the park.

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Tower of Belém, Lisbon

June 22, 2014

The Tower of Belém stands in defense of the city of Lisbon on the banks of the Tagus river. Constructed between 1514-1521, it is a UNESCO designated world heritage site. For more info on the Torre de Belém, go to: Visit Portugal

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Serra da Estrela Natural Park Portugal

June 20, 2014

Serra da Estrela natural park is located on the highest Mountain range in central Portugal. The landscape and spectacular views are dotted by incredible boulder formations, some of which resemble people and others that were utilized as shepherds homes and as retreats many years ago for tuberculosis sufferers who came for the healing powers of […]

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Preview Mass Magazine cover June 2014

June 17, 2014

Check out my new cover of Steve Sanderson and other stories in Preview Massachusetts Magazine

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Portugal Street Photography, Coimbra

June 11, 2014

The light, as it races against shadow on the narrow streets of Coimbra, is spectacular. Check out: Fado ao Centro For more info on travel to Portugal go to: Visit Portugal

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Machado de Castro National Museum Baby Jesus

June 7, 2014

  The Machado de Castro National Museum in Coimbra Portugal has a spectacular collection of sculptors. But with all due respect, the bizarre baroque baby Jesus thing freaks me out. They must be the the models for the original Chucky horror movies.  

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Cafe A Ginjinha Espinheira, Lisbon

June 5, 2014

When traveling to Lisbon, a pilgrimage to Cafe A Ginjinha Espinheira Rossio is mandatory. A small closet sized bar with only room enough for three people, they serve one drink, the Ginja. Developed by a Galician friar, Ginjinha berries ( sour cherries) are steeped in brandy and served in shot glasses with a berry on […]

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Lisbon street photography: Quay of Columns

June 2, 2014

Lisbon Portugal has just risen to my top cities of the world list. It possesses all of the attributes travelers are looking for: Amazing food culture, safety, an incredible historic city center and above all the consistently friendly Portuguese people. It’s easy to walk, bicycle or simply pull up a seat at the plethora of […]

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Thailand Coup

May 22, 2014

This image is from Thailand in the Royal Palace in Bangkok 2012. I loved traveling there, just as has every other traveler I know who has been lucky enough to make the trip. I send good wishes and support out to the Thai people after the Military Coup that was executed today. The whole world […]

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Hadley Asparagus

May 12, 2014

Finally, the Asparagus are here. For me, their arrival is the defining point in the year when winter is truly over, and the bounty of spring begins. These are from my favorite farm stand, Alligator Brook Farm on rt. 47,  in Hadley, Ma, the “Asparagus Capital of the World.”

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ACLU reunites family, in broader challenge to immigration detention

May 6, 2014

ACLU immigration client Richard Gordon reunites with his family. For more information on the work the American Civil Liberties Union is doing to help people held under Mandatory Immigration detention, without the oppertunity to post bond, go to this link- ACLU

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Preview Massachusetts. May 2014 India House cover

May 1, 2014

Here is this months cover I did for preview Massachusetts Magazine from the India House restaurant in Northampton MA. Follow this link to read the full issue on line.

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Maple Corner Farm, Granville, MA.

April 2, 2014

Yesterday I shot for CISA, (community involved in sustaining agriculture) out at the Maple Corner Farm in Granville MA. What a spot. The Ripley family  has been farming continuously since 1812. Outside of the sugar shack where I made this image, stood the large iron reducing pots of Leon Ripley’s father. Inside the wood stacked […]

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Rachel Maddow on OZY

March 31, 2014

I have watched media change and the bumbling efforts by the main stream to change with it. It’s exciting to see something like OZY that embraces the new reality of news. OZY promises to be “Smarter, Fresher, Different.” Well they obviously have the smarter end of the equation down because they are using my image […]

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Cell Phone Soldier, Colombia.

March 30, 2014

The cell phone soldier, Bogota Colombia, 2013.

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Seeing the light. Photography at UMass Health Services

March 20, 2014

Now and then I get a client that wants me to push the limits and come up with interesting images. Kudos to Communications & Marketing Director Karen Dunbar Scully whom I have been working with at Umass. I have been shooting various departments for them, and we took what could have been a rather dry […]

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Rebecca Guay Interview, Preview Mass.

March 17, 2014

What a pleasure it was to meet artist and illustrator Rebecca Guay. Her house is somewhat like a painting, the light was fantastic. Follow this LINK to Read her interview in Preview Massachusetts magazine by James Heflin

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Frances Crowe’s 95th Birthday with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now

March 11, 2014

I I just came back from the 95th birthday celebration for the unstoppable peace activist Frances Crowe, hosted at Umass by Amy Goodman of Democracy now. Frances was glowing. It felt good to be in a packed house, all there for the same reasons. To give recognition to Francis, hear Amy dish out the facts, […]

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Bela Restaurant Preview

March 9, 2014

Here is a LINK to Mark Roessler’s, and my Preview Massachusetts review of Bela vegetarian restaurant in Northampton MA.

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Chaa Creek Belize

February 21, 2014

A guide at Chaa Creek in Belize tends to the lodges organic garden. As one of the first Belizean Rainforest  Eco lodges, Cha Creek has delighted visitors since 1981 with luxurious thatched roof accommodations and  fantastic food in a wild jungle setting. For more info on how to visit here go to :

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Victorinox Swiss Army, Swiss Tool Spirit Review

February 5, 2014

  As a traveler and a photographer I work in environments from jungle rivers to editorial and commercial photo shoots. Where ever I go, I always have a multi tool in my kit. It is as necessary to me as my passport. My newest addition is the Swiss Tool Spirit from Victorinox Although the Swiss […]

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Hu Ke Lau-Preview Mass.

January 31, 2014

I love the Hu Ke Lau restaurant in Chicopee Mass. Hula dancers, comedians, and huge scorpion bowl drinks filled with a quart mix of every booze known to human kind. The food is great. I spent  some time in the  gigantic kitchens, busy places pumping out modern Asian cuisine, along with my old time favorite […]

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Top Ten Photos 2013

January 17, 2014

Check out my gallery on of my top ten photos for 2013

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