Boston Strong

Firefighters at Engine 30 & Ladder 25 in West Roxbury pause for a moment of silence at 2:50 pm Monday, April 22, 2013.

The start of something big

My new (old) desk

I’m happy to report that this morning I signed the lease on what will be my new studio space: classroom 20 in the former Avery Elementary School in East Dedham.  Light is streaming through the 4 north-facing windows as I type this, and some big changes will be underway for not just my room, but [...]

Boston Marathon explosion


A quick post of photos from a profoundly horrible incident.  I was at Mile 24 in Brookline at the time the bombs went off.  

3 alarm fire in Sherborn


I was heading home from an assignment in Needham when I heard the initial call for a possible house fire in Sherborn, a town out in the dense woods of the Metro West that nothing ever happens in.  The fire was called knocked down before I arrived on the scene, but I stuck around since [...]

Mayor Tom Menino: “I will leave the job that I love”

Boston, MA 03/28/2013
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino departs Faneuil Hall after announcing that he will not seek re-election on Thursday, bringing his 20-year term as Mayor to an end.

The news broke on twitter as I was at a 6-alarm fire in Dorchester on Wednesday night: Tom Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor, would announce the following day that he would not seek re-election, setting off a flurry of activity.  I arrived at Faneuil Hall for the media walk-through at 1:30 and decided on the rear [...]

From the archives: FBI Special Agent Geoffrey Kelly


Moments ago, the FBI announced that they have identified suspects in the Gardner Art Museum Heist, which happened 23 years ago today.  I had the pleasure of photographing Geoff Kelly, the Special Agent in charge of the investigation, for the Financial Times a few years ago in the bureau’s office at Government Center.  Lots of security [...]

Love is in the air…

Dedham, MA 03/07/2013
Cast members of Dedham High School's production of "Footloose" watch in the wings as Nick Ray and Mira Abramchuk rehearse a kissing scene in their roles as Rev. Shaw Moore and Vi Moore on Thursday afternoon.

I was at Dedham High School photographing a rehearsal of “Footloose” last week in the snow when I saw some faces peeking out from behind the curtain at the side of the stage during this scene towards the end, in which the characters gaze deeply into each others eyes while singing and finally kiss.  Fortunately [...]

American Public Media interviews Yang Li


I was pleasantly surprised by a call from American Public Media this week seeking to license my photo of Yang Li for their radio show’s website.  He sat down recently with radio host Dick Gordon as part of their recurring series “Gun Stories” and talked about his experience at Tiananmen Square as a college student [...]

The Blizzard of 2013

Boston, MA 02/09/2013
Plow drivers try to move a stuck plow truck at the bottom of Greaton Road in West Roxbury on Saturday morning after a blizzard covered Boston in snow.

Normally I’m a big fan of severe weather, and I’m out in it as much as possible.  This weekend’s blizzard was an entirely different matter — I’ve never been completely unable to drive in a storm before.  With 2 feet of snow on every road in Boston, plowing was slow going, and I wasn’t getting [...]

A difficult assignment


This was one of the tougher assignments I’ve received lately: photograph the widow of a recently departed Boston Police officer.  I live only a few blocks away, and I had noticed a BPD cruiser parked outside a house on Weld Street for several days early last month. It turned out to be the department offering [...]

Superintendent Linskey talks with neighbors in Roslindale


Gun Control Protest at the Massachusetts State House (13 photos)


Hundreds of gun rights supporters gathered on the steps of the Massachusetts State House on Saturday to protest proposed gun control legislation, including provisions that would limit purchasers to one gun per month, force gun owners to purchase liability insurance, and limit magazine capacity to 7 rounds.

Happy New Year

Sledding in Sharon

As we start 2013, let us all try to be as happy as this kid.

Holiday lights

Medfield Holiday Lights

It’s that most wonderful time of the year again! Fortunately the light rain that was falling on Medfield’s tree lighting lifted long enough to get a few photos.

Blackout in Cambridge

(Click the photo above for a gallery of 9 images) A power outage blamed on a transmission line issue left 17,000 people without power in Cambridge just before the evening rush hour yesterday.  Since this is New England in winter and the sun had just set, that meant it was a great time to be [...]

Gather ’round the bonfire

Autumn is in the air, and Dover-Sherborn’s annual bonfire before the big Thanksgiving day game against Medfield was a great time.

Thanksgiving Day Football

Growing up in Texas, football was a pretty major part of the culture.  My New Braunfels High School Unicorns (yes, Unicorns) were a great team, and to this day high school football is still one of my favorite things to photograph.  I’m not sure why people in New England insist on playing big high school [...]

Veterans Day

High Tide at Midnight

  After a long day covering Sandy’s impact on the Boston metro area, I went back out on the South Shore as the high tide approached at midnight.  The forecast predictions had warned of major flooding as the heaviest of the storm surge landed at high tide under a full moon, but the worst of [...]

5 alarm fire burns in Allston, 62-64 Quint Ave

I was awakened by my pager early this morning to reports of a house fully involved in the dense student section of Allston.  The fire spread from the rear porch throughout the building, and the Boston Fire Department eventually struck 5 alarms to bring it under control.  The house is a total loss, with 9 [...]

A working B-17 is a beautiful thing

I got the chance to see a few vintage warbirds on Friday – a B-24 Liberator, a P-51 Mustang, and a B-17 Flying Fortress, all operated by the Collings Foundation in Stow.  There are only 10 B-17s still flying, and judging by the kid’s unwillingness to leave, I wasn’t the only one who thought this [...]

Aly Raisman gets a hero’s welcome

Under the Rainbow

Happy 4th of July