Working with my pinhole camera allows me to simplify everything about the process of taking a picture. I always use the same film, can’t adjust the zoom, focus or aperture, and can only approximate the composition. I instead just focus in on the subjects that jump out at me and approximately change the length of time I take my finger off the pinhole. I normally count off in my head(always losing count somewhere along the way) and use the extra time during longer exposures to sit quietly in my surroundings. It’s not that a pinhole camera can pick up sounds; I just like the silence. When I am off taking digital photos I feel like I’m always hustling for the next photo and can’t be bothered to take the time to just sit and observe.
Exposures for these photos range from 1 second to 9 hours.
I was very happy to get an email asking if I wanted to photograph the TD Bank Mayor’s Cup bike race and Hub On Wheels community ride through Boston. I had photographed the Mayor’s Cup before and love to see so many bikes zipping around Boston. It was great to hear today that Mayor Walsh is reinvigorating his push to make the city an awesome place to be a cyclist by making Complete Streets the default design process.
They close Storrow Drive to cars for Hub On Wheels and next year I’d like to see them go a step further and open 93 to bikes for a few hours…
I helped the team at Dooster shoot a series of videos for Harpoon’s new Take 5 Session Ale earlier in the summer. We hosted a party for some musicians and a local running club, with awesome food supplied by two local food trucks. The highlight was definitely running along with the running club, lugging my camera as they jogged through South Boston. It was one of those whirlwind shoots where Dylan and I were constantly hustling and grabbing any shoots that might be useful so I was very happy to see Dooster edit the evening into 4 sweet videos.