Thursday, July 24, 2014

Vases from F.W. Woolworth

These vases were in the kitchen at the York show house I shot on Tuesday for Design New England. They remind me of flowers from my childhood, you know red roses with baby's breath!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Egg Dart and Acanthus Leaves.

Beautiful day in Portland yesterday as I walked to the Post Office to mail a card. To nice to spend all day inside looking at my computer. During a circuitous route back to the studio I saw this building detail. Classic architectural detail and in great shape for as low on the building that it is and an entrance to boot!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Lilacs Spring 2014

Every year at this time of the year I always seem to bring some lilacs in from our yard and shoot them. Here is this years offering.

Friday, May 9, 2014

House Across the Street

I've been looking at this house for almost eighteen years waiting to make this photograph. So one day when you leave at 5:00 AM on a fine spring day, the shot is there ready to go. Love the porch light with the great sky above. Lack of leaves also helps.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

New England Distilling

Back in 2011 Ned Wight and Tim Fisher started New England Distilling and now make three products.  As you can see their Eight Bells Rum and Ingenium Dry Gin have already won multiple awards and the Gunpowder Rye Whiskey just won a Silver medal( the Gold went to Knob Creek!) So next time you are in the Portland area stop and take a tour and a taste!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spurwink River

I shot these landscapes April 14th for a card I was making for a friend. I had in my mind the images I would take and then added the movement once I started to shoot. The whole thing took 15 minutes. The card had all three images on it which was Lorie's idea and it worked out perfectly.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Seneca Swordfish Boat

Found out about the Seneca at Gowen Marine/PYS yard at 400 Commercial Street. So after yesterday's blow I was there bright and early(read cold) this morning and took these images. Seneca is a 78' aluminum hull fishing boat built in 1971. She has been owned since 1990 by Captain Charlie Johnson of Harpswell, ME.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ice Shacks March 2014

Here in Maine I'm sure just about every photographer has taken photographs of ice fishing shacks, as they are everywhere! So here are some of my shots from last weekend on Echo Lake in Mt. Vernon, ME. As you can see you don't buy a shack, you make it yourself. Also you don't buy the material, you use/reuse what ever you have on hand.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Copper Beech PMA

There are lots of winter night shots that have been floating around in my head the last few years and I am finally getting around to them. They are all around my studio, need fresh snow and I walk by them almost everyday. This Copper Beach is in the yard of the McLellan House, 1801.

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Palazzo Lobby

Las Vegas was wild as ever last week when I was there to shoot at KBIS 2014 for Formica. While waiting for Deanna to return from a half mile round trip to the business center, I shot the lobby with my I Phone. Note the horses as it is the Year of the Horse in China and the red and yellow hanging lanterns. They moved gently in the air like small hot air balloons! Went to dinner off the strip at a wonderful Thai place Lotus of Siam , check it out and try the coconut ice cream for dessert.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Pitchers/Vases @ Found

   I have a wonderful antique store on the ground floor of my building and I have
  been photographing some of their pieces. So next time you are in the neighborhood stop  
 in and see what they have to offer. 

Found, 142 High Street, Portland, ME 04101. 


Monday, January 20, 2014

West End Deli

I shot the West End Deli as a homage to Thomas Connolly who is my next door neighbor at my studio. Thomas is a painter and has painted this deli a few times. Here is his view:

In 1924 the building was owned by a one Sidney P. Shwartz(that's the way it's spelled) and the deli portion was not there. Check out the Maine Historical Society's photograph of the building from 1924 here: 133 Spring Street, Portland, ME in 1924

By the time most of you get to see the West End Deli it will be gone as it is moving to Congress Street soon. It will be replaced by a dumpling shop and Miyake is reopening soon in it's old space to the right. Looked in the window the other day and it looks to have a sushi bar for 6/8 people and one table for another 6/8. There is also a new DINER sign at the front door.