Variations on a Few Old Photos

I was going through my old photos recently and came across two that I took while out on what felt like the endless highways of Pennsylvania a couple of years ago. Nothing against Pennsylvania, it’s quite a nice state. But anyone who has driven from Boston to the western part of PA knows that the road goes on forever more. ;) I liked the isolation of the images, in particular the sole tree in the black and white photo. The only thing missing were those creepy Teletubbies that recently were part of a Joy Division music video. One of the funniest -and most disturbing- mashups ever.

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Boston Commons, May 2, 2015.

Spring has sprung! It was an absolutely perfect day weather-wise in Boston today. Following a viewing of Avengers: Age of Ultron (a fun piece of popcorn entertainment despite its flaws), I headed out and walked around the Boston Commons and down around the waterfront near the North End. Here are a few pics from the Commons. Enjoy!

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Highlights: PEM PM’s Strike A Pose: Art and the ’80s

It was a totally fun night on Thursday, April 16th as the Peabody Essex Museum hosted Strike a Pose: Art and the ’80s. Glam Makeovers were provided by Salem’s Rouge Cosmetics, there was a photo booth, a Graffiti Wall, an excellent display of breakdancing and a great selection of 80s classics spun by Boston-based DJ Amphibious (on vinyl to boot!).

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Around Downtown Crossing, Boston MA – April 04, 2015

I had a few errands to run in Downtown Boston today, so I thought I would take my camera along and capture a few pics here and there since the snow is all but gone. Yes, we can walk around on sidewalks again. :)

The second photo was one I took as I was walking by. My camera was down pointed away from me as I walked down the street. The image has stuck with me more than any of the other ones I have edited and uploaded in this blog post.
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Boston Bash: Meet the New Kid On the Event Planning Block

For those who have visited this blog in the past, you know that in addition to landscape photography I also cover events from time to time. Event photography can be prove to be quite the challenge. But planning an actual event? That can make photography look like child’s play.

Weddings, corporate events, dinner parties for parties of ten or more. If you try doing it on your own, you walk a fine line between success and failure. For the novice, planning an event can produce a huge amount of undue stress.

The next time you have a big event coming up, why not leave it to the pros? Let me introduce you to the new kids on the event planning block, Boston Bash. A one stop resource for all things events, Boston Bash will help you plan and pull off an unforgettable event that will have you and your guests talking about it for a long time to come.

I’ve covered events for several years and have met many event planners. Of those, there are only three individuals who I think are the best in the business. One resides in Austin, Texas and the other two are the owners of Boston Bash. With over ten years of experience in event planning between them, Boston Bash will take the stress out of planning your next big event.

Click here to visit their website. Be sure to tell them that Shawn sent you!

Highlights From “Artopia” at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA – March 19th, 2015 (Part Three of Three)

Here is the third and final set of photo highlights from the March 19th PEM PM Event Artopia held at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I did taking them.

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