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.
“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.”
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.
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 […]
My boss Dan MacLeod and I set out today to answer a question that’s messed with the heads of many a philosopher over the centuries: How many trips across Portland does it takes to cook hot dogs on a motorcycle engine? We double wrapped four, Maine-made, red snapper hot dogs in foil and wired them to […]
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 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 […]