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I freakin’ did it.

Left: somewhere around 280 pounds, Bermuda, Summer of 2014. Right: 199 pounds, Boston, March 2016.

I hit my goal weight this morning.  199.8 pounds, or a little over 80 pounds lighter than I was when I started this quest at the beginning of last year.  Let me reiterate: I just lost 80 pounds.  Not through some whack crash dieting plan, or surgery, or starving myself.  I lost it with science [...]


Rollover around 250 Arborway in…

Rollover around 250 Arborway in...

Rollover around 250 Arborway in Jamaica Plain, clearing up now


3 alarm fire in Boston, 34 Lagrange St.

Boston, MA 06/04/2014
Boston Fire Department firefighters work at a 3 alarm fire in a home on Lagrange St. in West Roxbury on Wednesday night.
Alex Jones / www.alexjonesphoto.com

***Update*** – A fundraiser has been organized to help the families affected by this fire.  Please donate if you can at the following link: http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/please-help-family-displaced-by-fire/187355 A fire that reportedly started in the basement traveled up and consumed all floors of a 2.5 story wood frame home in West Roxbury on Wednesday night.  Boston Fire Department firefighters [...]


Boston: 3rd alarm, 34 Lagrange St…

Boston: 3rd alarm, 34 Lagrange St...

Boston: 3rd alarm, 34 Lagrange St (photo from a little while ago)


West Roxbury 2nd alarm, fire through…

West Roxbury 2nd alarm, fire through...

West Roxbury 2nd alarm, fire through the roof


Worker says he’s fine, knew from…

Worker says he’s fine, knew from...

Worker says he’s fine, knew from training that we would be ok as long as he stayed in the grinder.


Underground power cables to a home on…

Underground power cables to a home on...

Underground power cables to a home on Symms St in the jaws of the machinery


Correct location is Symms St in…

Correct location is Symms St in...

Correct location is Symms St in Roslindale for the worker trapped by power lines. Worker appears ok.


Honoring Veterans on Nonantum Day

Newton, MA 06/01/2014
Newton resident Tony Magni, a Veteran of World War II who served in the United States Navy Construction Battalion, salutes as the National Anthem is played during Sunday's ceremony at Coletti Magni Park held to honor local Veterans on Nonantum Village Day.
Wicked Local Photo by Alex Jones

Bubbles

Dedham, MA 05/12/2014
Polar Seltzer.
Alex Jones / www.alexjonesphoto.com

Today I put a little book knowledge to work photographing some Polar Seltzer in the studio on a warm spring day.  Amazing how much the bubbles change size (and how quickly) after pouring. Shot with one light, believe it or not.


Funeral for Boston Firefighter Mike Kennedy

Boston, MA 04/03/2014
Firefighters salute as the casket of Firefighter Michael Kennedy is carried out of Holy Name Parish on Thursday morning.
Alex Jones / www.alexjonesphoto.com

A Firehouse Vigil

Boston, MA 03/28/2014
The large crowd gathered on the apron for Friday's vigil honoring Firefighters Edward Walsh and Michael Kennedy applauds as Engine 30 and Ladder 25 depart, lights and sirens blaring, for a basement fire in Roslindale.
Wicked Local Photo by Alex Jones

Emotional evening at the firehouse in…

Emotional evening at the firehouse in...

Emotional evening at the firehouse in West Roxbury. Citizens applaud as both companies leave on a run


Boston Fire Department procession

Boston, MA 03/27/2014
Boston Fire Department Firefighters from Engine 30 and Ladder 25 salute as the procession carrying the bodies of Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh Jr. and Firefighter Michael R. Kennedy passes by their firehouse on Centre St. in West Roxbury on Thursday evening.
Alex Jones / www.alexjonesphoto.com

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Dedham, MA 03/17/2014
Bushmills Irish Whiskey for St. Patrick's Day
Alex Jones / www.alexjonesphoto.com

Injured #MBTA employee being…

Injured #MBTA employee being...

Injured #MBTA employee being evacuated through Fenway station after Green Line derailment


Boston: Green line train derailment…

Boston: Green line train derailment...

Boston: Green line train derailment w/ injuries, underground b/twn Fenway and Kenmore.


Standoff in East Dedham

Dedham, MA 03/07/2014
Metro SWAT officers walk up Leonard St during a standoff in East Dedham on Friday afternoon.
Alex Jones / www.alexjonesphoto.com

Dedham Police officers were assisted by over two dozen Metro SWAT officers on Friday during a standoff on Leonard St.  Despite initial reports that he was barricaded inside the home with a gun, William Barton peacefully surrendered to police after several tense hours.  More on the story at the Dedham Transcript: http://dedham.wickedlocal.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140307084


Photo: Suspect, believed to be…

Photo: Suspect, believed to be...

Photo: Suspect, believed to be William Barton, surrenders to police after a standoff in East Dedham.


Because it’s Friday

Blanton's Bourbon

Happy Friday!  The hardest part about photographing single barrel bourbon is not drinking it.


Boston Box 2972

Boston Box 2972

Boston Box 2972


Suspect in custody in Norwood after…

Suspect in custody in Norwood after...

Suspect in custody in Norwood after attempting to rob the Dunkin Donuts on Washington St with a knife.


Boston Mayor @marty_walsh and BPD…

Boston Mayor @marty_walsh and BPD...

Boston Mayor @marty_walsh and BPD Commissioner Evans at the shooting on Morton St, more photos to come


Photo: Working fire in Weymouth, 68…

Photo: Working fire in Weymouth, 68...

Photo: Working fire in Weymouth, 68 Intervale Rd