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

Boston Runner Portraits and Fitness Action

Boston Running photography

We had carefully planned a new shoot a few weekends ago and at the last minute our subject was forced to pull out. We had the whole production crew lined up and had already rented an ARRI Amira so we decided to come up with a new project at the last minute. I thought we should make a little documentary on why people run and we posted away on social media to see who was available and willing to run for our cameras in the Boston area.

We had a great response and busy weekend of traveling all over the city to meet runners and photograph and film them in their neighborhoods. Everything went super smoothly on the talent and weather front but I ended up taking one big tumble while running backwards and photographing one our runners…

It’s amazing how much new running photography content you can create when you decide to make something new rather than sit at your computer.

Boston Running photography

Boston Running photography

New Balance Shoes

Boston Running photography

Boston Running photography

 

Boston Running photography

Boston Running photography

Boston Running photography

Boston Running photography

Boston Running photography

Boston Running photography

I had met Michael earlier in the year while on assignment for Runner’s World and it was inspiring to see how great of a father he is. He has instilled a lifelong love of running in his kids and keeps everything fun and creative.

Boston Running photography

Boston Running photography

Boston Running photography

Boston Running photography

Boston Running photography

Boston Running photography

Boston Running photography

Boston Running photography

Kyler is a native Somerville runner and started running on the Somerville High School track team. He is now part of the November Project and continues to train and race competitively.

Boston Running photography

Boston Running photography

Boston Running photography

Boston Running photography

I fell just a minute after taking this one:

Boston Running photography

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swim – Newport, Vermont

Phil White organizes some pretty epic events way up in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. I heard about the Memphremagog Winter Swim last year and really wanted to photograph it as part of my New England Winter Games project. Everyone was smiling before they went in the water and there was a great culture and community feel to it, even with an international group of swimmers. Such a fun day to be a photographer.

The lake, which is mostly in Quebec, allegedly has a serpent which has been sited occasionally for the past 200 years.

White puts on events to help bring tourists to the area throughout the year. He had a setback this January when his truck went through the ice while plowing for the speed skating marathon. The truck was named Rolling Thunder and White escaped without injuries.

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Volunteers helped keep the water moving in between races to prevent ice from forming:

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Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming - Newport, Vermont

Portraits of MIT Seniors

I have been working with the MIT News Office to create portraits of seniors for a series of homepage stories. I’ve really enjoyed scouting out the campus and wandering through robotics labs and costume shops to find interesting portrait locations.

Special thanks to Hadley Green for assisting on all the shoots.

University Portrait Photography

University Portrait Photography

University Portrait Photography

University Portrait Photography

University Portrait Photography

11/18/2015 - Cambridge, MA - Portrait of MIT senior Larissa Senatus in front of the Stata Center on November 18th, 2015. (Ian MacLellan for MIT News)

11/18/2015 - Cambridge, MA - Portrait of MIT senior Larissa Senatus in Eastman Court on November 18th, 2015. (Ian MacLellan for MIT News)

11/18/2015 - Cambridge, MA - Portrait of MIT senior Larissa Senatus in front of the Media Lab at 20 Ames Street on November 18th, 2015. (Ian MacLellan for MIT News)

11/18/2015 - Cambridge, MA - Portrait of MIT senior Larissa Senatus inside the Maclaurin Building on November 18th, 2015. (Ian MacLellan for MIT News)

12/02/2015 - Cambridge, MA - Portrait of MIT senior Sami Alsheikh outside the Stata Center on December 2nd, 2015. (Ian MacLellan for MIT News)

12/02/2015 - Cambridge, MA - Portrait of MIT senior Sami Alsheikh in the Rogers Building on December 2nd, 2015. (Ian MacLellan for MIT News)

12/02/2015 - Cambridge, MA - Portrait of MIT senior Sami Alsheikh in the CSAIL office in the Stata Center on December 2nd, 2015. (Ian MacLellan for MIT News)

12/02/2015 - Cambridge, MA - Portrait of MIT senior Sami Alsheikh in the CSAIL office in the Stata Center on December 2nd, 2015. (Ian MacLellan for MIT News)

San José Villanueva, El Salvador for Epilogos

I spent the last week traveling around San José Villanueva filming a documentary with Casey Atkins for Epilogos Charities. I did a trip 10 years ago with Epilogos and it was really interesting to return to the same families and streets after so much time has passed. The biggest difference has been the drastic increase in gang violence all around El Salvador and it’s now considered the “the homicide capital of the world.” We had armed guards with us much of the time and when we went near the borders of rival gangs the mayor sent along local police and federal military to ensure our safety. Ten years ago, I was able to wander around by myself.

Epilogos was founded by Mike + Susie Jenkins, a truly wonderful couple that met and married while in Peace Corps in El Salvador 50 years ago. Their wedding was a huge deal with the El Salvadoran President and US Ambassador in attendance. After working in New Hampshire, they retired 14 years ago and moved back to San José Villanueva. People still remembered their wedding from 36 years prior and they quickly got to work starting Epilogos and rebuilding friendships and connections in the town. Working with the local community, government, and catholic church, their non-profit weaves its way into every part of the community including: electricity, education, health, dental, clean water, clean stoves, arts, and small business projects. We were there filming their story as they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in the same church they were married in.

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Winter Wandering Around New England

Winter is always my favorite time of year to explore New England. I’m about to leave the sub-zero temperatures and shoot in balmy El Salvador for a week so I thought I’d look back on the season so far.

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Newborn lamb in Loudon, NH:

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Revisiting old fields from my high school days in Groton, MA:

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Surfing at Rye Rocks:

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Rye Rocks Winter Surfing

Rye Rocks Winter Surfing

Rye Rocks Winter Surfing

Rye Rocks Winter Surfing

Rye Rocks Winter Surfing

Rye Rocks Winter Surfing

Rye Rocks Winter Surfing

Rye Rocks Winter Surfing

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Testing out the pinhole camera with 4×5″ polaroid instant film:

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Filming in Sandwich, NH for a short documentary on climate change and maple syrup:

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Burning the christmas tree in Nahant, MA:

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Fire in Turners Falls, MA:

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Drumlin Farm:

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Morning commute in Ayer, MA during the first snow:

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Fitchburg, MA:

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