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.
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 […]
Infielder Yoan Moncada, the Red Sox top prospect, made his Double-A debut for Portland going 1-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored Tuesday night at Hadlock Field as the Sea Dogs beat the Harrisburg Senators 10-4. Moncada was also good for two diving defensive stops. Plus, he made a lunging grab on a liner that he […]
I have a vivid memory of riding the Astrosphere at Funtown in Saco when I was a little kid. The crazy space music, the dome, the mixer ride, the lights, and especially the creepy projected face, combined to scare the bejesus out of me. My big brother took me on it. I clung to his […]
I was on the fence when I woke up this morning. I wasn’t sure I wanted to venture downtown to the 43rd annual Old Port Festival. Sure, the bus was running for free and the weather was warm, but the OPF can be a bit much. It has a reputation for day drinking and huge crowds […]
I was out for a stroll around the city in the sunshine this morning and met Scott Tounge. He was a quiet-spoken man and mostly let his tattoos and amazing, pin-bedazzled hat do the talking. This is the kind of guy that makes me rejoice in living here: friendly, slightly odd and great to photograph. […]
For 20 cents, Portland’s turn-of-the-20th-century day-trippers could climb aboard a Portland Railroad Company trolley car and spend the day at Riverton Trolley Park. According to Maine Memory Network, those folks could dine, dance, play croquet, watch a vaudeville act or even see a hot-air balloon and parachute show by Monsieur Roberto, billed as “Meteor of the Sky.” […]
Here’s another five photos made on foot, with just a 50mm lens, with no crazy cropping and no Photoshop trickery. I call it 5@50. It’s a series I started in 2014 as a challenge to myself. See more from this series HERE.