She sports an eggplant, peppers, mushrooms, peas, greens, onions, a radish and more than a few tomatoes on her right arm, from her shoulder down to her wrist.
“OK, I think that some rocks just got moved,” Van West said over the phone on Sunday morning, talking about the momentum she feels building.
“Looking at all the bad stuff going on in the world, our country, our towns or neighborhoods,” she wrote, “how many of those things happened because people sat down and played music together? Exactly none.”
The train pulled into Portland’s Union Station at 11:45 a.m. while police held back a throng of over 2,000 people trying to get a glimpse of Maine’s brightest star, Rudy Vallee. After a moment, the 28-year-old stepped off the train and into his mother’s arms while a local band blared his hit song “Vagabond Lover.” […]
Here’s another five photos made on foot in Portland, with just a 50mm lens, with no crazy cropping and no Photoshop trickery. I call it 5@50. Today, I focused on faces. Everybody’s got one, even under my feet. It’s a series I started in 2014 as a challenge to myself. See more from this series HERE.
These two guys from the Bangor area just posted a Youtube video of their overnight motorcycle stealth camping adventure somewhere in Maine. Judging by the bridge they cross over the Piscataquis River, they started out on the Lagrange Rail Trail. After that? Who knows? They end up taking a path unknown to them and camp next to […]
Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling knows how to beat Portland’s clogged summer peninsula traffic. He parks his car. Instead, he throws a leg over his scooter and zips around town with his face in the wind. “Traffic in this city is just brutal,” he told me, sitting on his orange, Italian-styled steed, parked in front of City Hall on […]
It was a holiday and I had the day off. But when Herb Adams called and invited me to a ceremony he had planned, marking the 150th anniversary of Portland’s Great Fire, I couldn’t resist. This is what I found out. The Great Fire started on Commercial Street, possibly with the help of stray 4th […]
With the imminent demise of Portland’s landmark street art mural on the side of Asylum later this summer, I got to thinking about where the city’s next big art project should appear. There’s plenty of blank canvases and banal eyesores up for grabs in this town. Here’s a fairly random list of ideas I found […]
The famous graffiti wall at Asylum, a club on the corner of Free and Center Streets in Portland, has seen a lot of spray paint, and sported a lot of tags and pictures, since it first got done up in the late 1990s. For a while, it had famous characters from Stephen King’s stories painted […]