Boston reportage, travel, and adventure photography and filmmaking
photographer and filmmaker based in Boston, Massachusetts

Full Moon Kiteboarding in Pleasure Bay, Boston

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Tyler Scholl, a designer for Woo Sports, was our willing volunteer for some full moon kiteboarding. I had hoped that sky would be a little bit brighter, but a little high ISO, slow shutter speed photography never hurt anybody.

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The Snowiest Winter

A historic winter deserves a historic camera so this winter I froze my fingers off using my medium format pinhole camera around Boston and New England to document a world gripped by snow and ice. I hedged my bets on this being the snowiest winter ever and was thankful for those last couple of inches which put this winter into the record books for Boston total snowfall.

A Street, Boston:

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The Barking Crab, Boston:

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View from Seaport Boulevard, Boston:

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Boston Common:

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Harborwalk, Boston:

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Lubec, Maine:

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Wiscasset, Maine:

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The Harvard Lampoon, Cambridge:

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Bailey Island, Maine:

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Revere Beach:

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Revere Beach:

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Alewife Greenway, Arlington:

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Hub Comics, Somerville:

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Under McGrath Highway, Somerville:

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Central Hill Playground, Somerville:

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Highland Ave, Somerville:

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Prospect Park, Somerville:

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Walnut Street, Somerville:

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The view from my house on Putnam Street, Somerville:

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Behind the Foam Factory, Somerville:

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Pembroke Street, Somerville:

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New England Ice Yachting

This winter I’ve been working on a personal project on New England winter sports. I’ve been doing my homework and researching every possible activity people do to stay busy through cold winters and ice yachting was the sport I was most excited about. Sadly, this winter has been too snowy and this is the first weekend of quality ice in the region for a few months. People drove 8+ hours to come together on some relatively smooth and safe ice on Sebago Lake in Maine. The boat designs that most people use are almost 100 years old with a few modern advancements like carbon fiber parts and plastic bolts. This is definitely a sport you need to devote yourself to because equipment is not easy to come by and talking to people at this event, roughly half of the people built their own boats. I also learned that the ice boat held the land speed record until relatively recently when it was broken by a motorcycle. These things can fly! They also look like futuristic steam punk cars for a post-apocalyptic winter world.

Ice Yachting on Lake Sebago in Maine

Ice Yachting on Lake Sebago in Maine

Ice Yachting on Lake Sebago in Maine

Ice Yachting on Lake Sebago in Maine

Ice Yachting on Lake Sebago in Maine

Ice Yachting on Lake Sebago in Maine

Ice Yachting on Lake Sebago in Maine

Ice Yachting on Lake Sebago in Maine

Ice Yachting on Lake Sebago in Maine

Ice Yachting on Lake Sebago in Maine

Ice Yachting on Lake Sebago in Maine

Ice Yachting on Lake Sebago in Maine

Ice Yachting on Lake Sebago in Maine

Ice Yachting on Lake Sebago in Maine

Ice Yachting on Lake Sebago in Maine

Ice Yachting on Lake Sebago in Maine

Ice Yachting on Lake Sebago in Maine

Ice Yachting on Lake Sebago in Maine

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Joshua Tree and Palm Springs for West Elm

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Exploring around the Salton Sea in some time off:

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Salvation Mountain:

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Bombay Beach:

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A Road Trip In Defense Of Winter

This has been a pretty epic winter in New England and last week I felt like it deserved one last hurrah before everything starts to melt. Dylan and I had just had a big shoot cancelled so we had a little extra time on our hands and decided on the pretty broad goal to go on a three day road trip to Canada. Before we started driving, we weren’t sure whether we wanted to go to Quebec, New Brunswick, or Nova Scotia and just started to drive. We started every day with as loose a goal as possible and just flip through our atlas and go wherever looked good.

Hurrah for winter!

Recommended listening while viewing:

The view out from Southport Island, Maine:

View out to islands from Southport Island, Maine

Sunset in Owls Head, Maine:

Owls Head fishing boats at sunset

Owls Head fishing boats at sunsetmall

Sunrise from Beech Hill in Rockport, Maine:

Sunrise from Beech Hill in Rockport, Maine

Sunrise from Beech Hill in Rockport, Maine

Sunrise from Beech Hill in Rockport, Maine

Sunrise from Beech Hill in Rockport, Maine

Sunrise from Beech Hill in Rockport, Maine

Sunrise from Beech Hill in Rockport, Maine

Rockport, Maine:

Reflections on ice in Rockport Harbor, Maine

Fishing Boat at Sunrise in Rockport Harbor, Maine

Fishing Boat at Sunrise in Rockport Harbor, Maine

We met Tim at the Circle K in Bucksport, Maine. Tim gave us a million possible places to go take pictures Down East and told us about meeting his Ukrainian wife online.

Portrait in Bucksport, Maine

I was super excited to return to Campobello Island, New Brunswick. The last time I was there was for a marathon so I didn’t have much time to relax and explore the place.

Here is a video I made the last time I went to Campobello:

Running To Canada from Ian MacLellan on Vimeo.

Snow falling on Herring Cove Beach on Campobello Island, New Brunswick

Snow falling on Herring Cove Beach on Campobello Island, New Brunswick

Abandoned boats on a beach on Campobello Island, New Brunswick

Sunset on Campobello Island, New Brunswick

Snow falling on Herring Cove Beach on Campobello Island, New Brunswick

Sunset on Campobello Island, New Brunswick

Head Harbour Lightstation on Campobello Island, New Brunswick

Since we didn’t plan this trip in advance, we didn’t plan where to sleep at night either. Luckily, you can sleep in any Walmart parking lot as long as you keep a low profile. Thank god for winter sleeping bags.

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Birch Point Beach State Park:

Ice on Birch Point Beach State Park

Ice on Birch Point Beach State Park

Ice on Birch Point Beach State Park

Ice on Birch Point Beach State Park

Bailey Island, Maine:

Dead flowers on Bailey Island, Maine

Boat onshore on Bailey Island, Maine

Ducks fly over Hampton with Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant in the background:

Ducks flying above Hampton, New Hampshire

It was great to end the trip with a stop near home at Plum Island, Massachusetts:

Sunset on Plum Island

Plum Island Beach shell

Sunset on Plum Island

Dylan setting up his tripod:

Sunset on Plum Island

Sunset from Plum Island, Massachusetts