This picture was taken back in 2008 while commuters were waiting for the Needham Train to Downtown Boston in a blustery snowstorm. It's my second Roslindale Holiday Card that will be on sale during Roslindale Open Studios. The inside says "Greetings from Roslindale Village". $3 each or packages of 8 for $20. The image will also be gallery wrapped, 1.5 inches thick with black sides on canvas 12"x 18".
After a two year hiatus, I am back as a participant artist in this year's Roslindale Open Studios. I will be exhibiting and selling all my usual Boston and Roslindale images plus a few new ones. I am pricing to sell and will have more details about my marked down pricing to come.
I also will present an photographic study of pictures taken in Post Office Square in Downtown Boston in 2008. These images will look illustrative and have there own unique style. These illustratative images will be on display on my website as soon as I can get them uploaded to my gallery. To see all my prints please stop by my home studio during the event. November 7 & 8, 2015. I will have furter updates on this website and my facebook page.
It was a beautiful spring day in the month of March and I was on my lunch break in Harvard Square with my Olympus camera. The year was 1999, and I was working at an ad agency called Baldwin & Stone situated in the heart of Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. Since my lunch break was an hour long I frequently took walks around the "Square" but this particular day I had my camera and I was heading down towards the Charles River. I strolled over the Anderson Memorial Bridge to get to the the Allston side the river where I took the photo that would forever be used as my personal an professional branding. I did some major color enhancements as well as colorized elements in the image. After all it was still March and there wasn't much lively color in my image. So knowing a few things about Photoshop I began creating my new branding image. In my image, the Weld Boat House is situated on the right side and the Anderson Memorial Bridge on the left side. Through the magic of Photoshop I applied my greens to the trees and punched up my colors of the boat house to make it the focal point of the image. With my Photoshop color palette and use of some filters, I created my image as we know it today. I designed myself a horizontal image with a speckled outer edge. I use it on my letterhead, business card and on my website header. Since the image was taken and manipulated by me it represents a small portion of my artistic creatively and skills. It one of my most favorite images.
This image was chosen for my next Roslindale holiday card that will be on sale at the Birch Street House & Garden here in Roslindale this Fall, 2015. For many years The Pleasant Cafe on Washington Street has been a favorite eatery for locals for good home cooking.