Sunday, December 20, 2009

Holga Show 3.0

Thirty one images from twenty-seven artists constitute Photomedia Center's third annual "Holga Show". I was fortunate enough to have two images selected this year, "Vernal Pool" and "Sassy".
Looking at the images side-by-side, my guess is that the judges are big fans of empty black space. :) Check out the entire show, including many images without a lot of empty blackness, at

Sunday, December 13, 2009

First Snowfall Diptych

Bicycle tracks at the Middlesex Fells Reservation
after last week's snow.
Click on the image to view it larger.
Holga 120N

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

First Snow

On the trail that was the old rail line through
the Middlesex Fells Reservation. The wind
rose and blew a bunch of snow from the trees
just as I was tripping the shutter.
Holga 120N

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Into Tomorrow

Horn Pond Reservation, Woburn, MA
Holga 120N

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Horn Pond Reservation, Woburn, MA
Holga 120N

Friday, November 13, 2009


Fence overgrown by vines at Horn Pond, Woburn, MA
Holga 120N

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Geometry Lesson

At the abandonned 90mm site in the Middlesex Fells Reservation, Medford, Massachusetts
Holga 120N

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

10 Minutes Friday Afternoon

From my backyard. Is there such a thing as a "quadtych"?
Holga 120N

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Long exposure with my Holga 120N at Darnley
Beach, Prince Edward Island. Looking down a
tidal stream toward the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


South Boston, Massachusetts
Just a block or so from my studio.
Holga 120N

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Breakheart Reservation, Saugus, Massachusetts
Holga 120N

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Once Summer

Breakheart Reservation, Wakefield, Massachusetts.
Holga 120N

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Spill #2

Most of the stuff I post here is shot with one of my Holgas. But I love my Bessa R3A with the f1:4 Nokton lens, which I almost always shoot with wide open. I love the surreal bokeh that this lens offers. This image was taken in the Whip Hill section of the Middlesex Fells Reservation, just north of Boston, Mass.
The film (FP4) was stand processed in R09 (Rodinal formula) for two hours at a dilution of 1 to 200. The stand processing really subdues the extremely contrasty early morning light in which this image was taken.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Bursting Through

Lower Darnley, Prince Edward Island
Holga 120N with "distressed" #8 yellow filter

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


There's not much left to the eclectic, honkey-tonk Revere Beach that I remember from my youth. It's mostly all high-rise condominiums along the beach now.
Revere, Massachsetts
Holga 120N

Saturday, September 19, 2009

591 Show

591 photography gallery is a site I check out on a daily basis. When Ulf Fagelhammar asked me if I would like to show some of my work there, I jumped at the opportunity. Ulf does a great job with this site and I encourage everyone to take a look at not only my work, but the work of other photographers as well.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, September 18, 2009


Wakefield, Massachusetts
Holga 120N

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Morning Pool

When I was in Prince Edward Island in July, my
beach photos consisted mostly of fog, rain and
clouds. But in August the sun came out and stayed out for two weeks. This is an early morning shot of a tidal pool on Darnley Beach,
in Lower Darnley, PEI.
Taken with a Holga 120N with a yellow filter.

Monday, September 7, 2009


Nahant Beach looking more like Normandy Beach.
Nahant, MA
Holga 120N

Friday, August 21, 2009


An abandoned seafood takeout place in Rustico, Prince Edward Island.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Forest For The Trees

An area of dense forest in the Whip Hill section of the Middlesex Fells Reservation. Stoneham, Massachusetts. Film was stand processed in Rodinal 1:100 for an hour.
Holga 120N

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Doleful Pond Woods

Doleful Pond, Middlesex Fells Reservation, Stoneham, MA
Efke infared in a Holga TLR.
Approximate exposure 30 seconds. ("One Mississippi, two

Monday, August 10, 2009

This is the Sea

This is a flow from a tidal pond, or barachois,
on Darnley Beach, Lower Darnley, Prince Edward Island.
It always reminds me of the Waterboys song (That Was the River) This Is the Sea.
Taken with an Eximus Wide and Slim 35mm plastic camera and cropped square. (Ya, I cropped it. So sue me.)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Clearing Fog

Darnley Beach in Lower Darnley, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Holga 120N

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Lord's Tractor

Lord's Tractor
Alexander, Maine
Holga 120N

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


When I asked him if he would mind if I took a couple of
photos of him, John was more than accommodating.
While I was taking photos, he explained to me how
"that sweater place" had used him to model in one of their 
catalogs. I asked him if it were one of the local island
sweater shops. "No", he said, "I think it's called Land's End".
I told him that I hoped he was well paid for his modeling
and he just smiled.

North Rustico, Prince Edward Island
Holga 120N

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Holga 120N

Friday, June 26, 2009


A Holga double exposure. Tree is from the Middlesex Fells Reservation, sky is from atop Castle Rock in Breakheart

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Demise of Kodachrome

I think this is where I am supposed to wax poetic about the Kodak officially pulling the plug on Kodachrome after seventy plus years. Two things...

If I read one more blog or see one more internet site article that quotes that awful Paul Simon song, then I am taking hostages.

Secondly, my guess would be that ninety nine percent of those waxing poetic about the demise of Kodachrome have not shot a single roll of Kodachrome in the last ten years. I know that I haven't.

My opinion...I always thought that Kodachrome was a real pain in the ass to scan.

Curtain of Leaves

Looking into the parking lot of Medford High School from the Middlesex Fells.
Holga 120N

Thursday, June 18, 2009

In There

Handheld vertical pan in the woods.
Holga 135BC

Monday, June 15, 2009

Primordial Soup

"Nessy" lives in a tiny lake in Lopez, PA
Holga 120S

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Every morning, my dog Jack and I walk by this window
after retuning from our daily early morning walk on the beach. The shamrock is blue. Someday I should really shoot this in color.
South Boston, MA
Holga 120N

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Nahant Beach. Nahant, MA
Holga 120N

Monday, June 1, 2009

Forest Floor

Late afternoon in the north eastern Middlesex Fells Reservation. Holga 120N

Sunday, May 31, 2009


Storefront in Lynn, Massachusetts. Holga 120N

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Middlesex Fells Reservation. Holga 120N

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hemlock Pool

Hemlock Pool in the eastern section of the Middlesex Fells Reservation. 
Holga 120N with a custom "distressed" filter

Monday, May 18, 2009


South End, Boston, Massachusetts
Holga 120N

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Shameless Plug

If you are an obsessive toy camera user like me, you are probably familiar with the fabulous publication Light Leaks. The theme for the new issue is "Road Trip", and I was fortunate enough to have my image "Ghost Town" published in this edition. My image is on a page with three other equally strange images, including one by the fantastic toy camera photographer Bill Vaccaro, and two great images by Mark Fisher and Susan Lirakis. This is a particularly great edition of Light Leaks, so get it while you can. The last few issues have been completely sold out.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Inside the Fence

At Bear Hill in the Middlesex Fells Reservation. Holga 120N

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Breakheart Reservation, Saugus, MA
Holga 120N

Monday, May 4, 2009


Long Pond, Middlesex Fells Reservation, Winchester, Massachusetts
Holga 120N

Friday, May 1, 2009

Van de Graaff Generator

Abandoned water tower in the eastern section of the Middlesex Fells Reservation.
Holga 120N

Thursday, April 30, 2009


Check out this image of mine and other photographers images voted best Holga photos on Flickr for March 2009 by the members of Holga Blog. Check them out here.
Thanks Holga Blog.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Into the Wild

Middlesex Fells Reservation
Holga 120N

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Bear Hill Tower in the Middlesex Fells Reservation.
Holga 120N

Friday, April 24, 2009