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

2015 World Championship Sled Dog Derby in Laconia, NH

What could be cuter than teams of sled dogs on a beautiful day in New Hampshire?

Sled Dog World Championships

Sled Dog World Championships

Sled Dog World Championships

Sled Dog World Championships

Sled Dog World Championships

Sled Dog World Championships

Sled Dog World Championships

Sled Dog World Championships

Sled Dog World Championships

Sled Dog World Championships

Sled Dog World Championships

Sled Dog World Championships

Sled Dog World Championships

Sled Dog World Championships

Sled Dog World Championships

Sled Dog World Championships

Sled Dog World Championships

Sled Dog World Championships

Sled Dog World Championships

Sled Dog World Championships

Sled Dog World Championships

Sled Dog World Championships

Sled Dog World Championships

Sled Dog World Championships

Sled Dog World Championships

Sled Dog World Championships

Winter Games

Right now, we are dealing with some serious snow in Eastern Massachusetts. In the last 16 days, we’ve set a new 30 day snow total record. This is awesome for winter games, but not so great for traveling around the city. I picked the right winter to work on a new project about how New Englanders enjoy themselves outside during the winter.

Northwood Vintage Snowmobile Race

Black Ice Pond Hockey Tournament in Concord, New Hampshire. Concord is called the “birthplace of American hockey.”

Black Ice Pond Hockey Tournament

Black Ice Pond Hockey Tournament

Black Ice Pond Hockey Tournament

Black Ice Pond Hockey Tournament

Pond ice car racing in Jaffrey, New Hampshire:

Jaffrey Ice Pond Racing

Jaffrey Ice Pond Racing

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Jaffrey Ice Pond Racing

Winter Wild race at Ragged Mountain:

Winter Wild Ragged Mountain

Winter Wild Ragged Mountain

Marathon Skating International’s half marathon race in Newport, Vermont:

Marathon Speed Skating Newport, Vermont

Marathon Speed Skating Newport, Vermont

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Nighttime fatbike race at Gunstock Mountain:

Gunstock Fatbike Race

Vintage snowmobile race in Northwood, New Hampshire. New Hampshire is also the home of the world’s very first snowmobile.

Northwood Vintage Snowmobile Race

Northwood Vintage Snowmobile Race

Northwood Vintage Snowmobile Race

Meredith, New Hampshire Ice Fishing Derby:

Meredith Ice Fishing Derby

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Meredith Ice Fishing Derby

Meredith Ice Fishing Derby

Cross country skiing at Great Glen:

Great Glen Cross Country Skiing

Ragged Mountain at sunrise:

Ragged Mountain Ski Area

NH State Ski Jumping Championships in Newport, New Hampshire:

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Winter Storm Juno in Boston

I went for a casual 14 mile walk around Somerville, Cambridge, and Boston this morning to check out the start of the storm. It was no Nemo, but had some mighty winds. Still a bunch more snow to come.

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Weekly Print Sale

I’ve started a new weekly project to force me to make prints and to move more prints into new homes. Every Monday in 2015, I’m going to print a new edition of 4 11×14″ or 10×10″ prints and sell them here for $20. Just 4 weeks in, I’ve already learned a lot about the printing process, how to confidently use a paper cutter, where to source wax paper bags and mailers from, and which post offices have the nicest staff.

Here is week 4, available now:

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2014 Year In Review

When I finished my 2014 daily photograph project on December 31st, I expected to feel a sigh of relief at accomplishing something. Every day I picked up my DSLR and took a picture that represented a portion of my life and how I feel. It’s a project that pushed me to go for more walks, bike rides, and to drive the scenic way home, which kept me moving and photographing the people and things around me. Taking and posting a photo a day didn’t change my life or make me famous though.

Nantucket Moors Trees at Sunrise

The biggest effect has been an increased sense of daily structure, which helps a lot when you’re a freelancer. The year ended and the daily routine is cemented in my life, like flossing my teeth or playing Big Boggle, I go take new pictures every day. It’s a routine that’s helped spawn other more ambitious side projects. This year, I’m making a portrait of every person that comes to my new apartment in Cambridge. The photos are being hung up in my kitchen as a little photo show. I’ve also started an additional weekly project, selling a new limited edition print every Monday. This project pushed me to get a printer and paper cutter and now I print everything. Prints for everybody!

Steward Healthcare Photography Boston Medical Hospital

Earth Sky Time Farm

I’ve been extremely lucky this year with new editorial and commercial opportunities when I joined up with Minder Productions and continue to be supported by Wonderful Machine as well. I’ve traveled to new parts of the continent thanks to a 3 week climbing and canoeing expedition in Northern Quebec, a marathon in San Francisco, 6 months of island living, a furniture photography assignment in the California desert, a climbing road trip with friends down south, visiting my high school poetry teacher in the woods of Southern New Hampshire, and a visit to the Austin Whole Foods. I’ve reached out to new clients with my first postcard series, had my first billboard, and learned how to photograph in the coldest weather New England has to offer.

Tufts Marathon Team at the 118th Boston Marathon

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On to the next year, when I hope to print my first real book, not use technology before bed, build a larger client base, hang out with a new nephew, write more, and maybe swim the Amazon.

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I’ve also got some technical advice for others who might pursue a 365 project:

1. Seven months into the project, my old website was hacked and I was at a crossroads: I could either rebuild my old website or start fresh with a new platform. I chose to start fresh and switched over to Photoshelter, which was a great platform until Day 250, when Photoshelter caps your gallery size and doesn’t show more photos. I was too busy to re-upload and organize my photos on a third platform so just threw in the towel and used an extremely lackluster Archive page. I’ve learned a lot from this experience and switched over to a Tumblr page for 2015 that shouldn’t get hacked or technically fail(fingers crossed).

2. Halfway through the year I started saving my files with DayXXX_ before the filename and kept a high res copy in a special folder on a hard drive and separate online backup. I wish I had done this earlier on so I wouldn’t have to keep searching for the earlier files. Organize from the beginning!

3. Simple rules for what’s a day. I start and stop at midnight.

Night Ice Climbing at the Auburn Ice Canyon

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Here’s my favorite poem this year:

Presto by Henry Walters from Field Guide: A Tempo

Let’s play for real this time, I mean it, no matter what,
the first one to speak is It, & after that it’s the thing you
say that’s It, alright, but after that, it’s the way you say
whatever you say that’s It, that’s it, no matter what time
it is, at school, or recess, if the teacher talks, it’s how she
talks that’s It, & even at dinner, or taking a bath, or if
you’re asleep, let’s say, if you talk in your sleep & I hear
you & it’s like you’re talking to men on the moon, that’s
it, you’re talking to men on the moon, alright, no matter
what, if you’re wearing clothes or not if you’re happy or
sad or not, I mean it, or if you’re talking like you’re dead
that’s it you’re dead, alright, or if you’re dead for real, let’s
say, & it’s like you’re talking to me that’s it you’re talking to
me, no matter what, & if tomorrow if I talk like you that’s
it I’m talking you, alright, I mean it, no matter what, for
real this time.

I’m going to end this look back with a series of backs:

C Pond in Western Maine

Nova Star Ferry

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Steward Healthcare Photography Boston Medical Hospital

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