Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Catch Up - Continued

I'm looking back at the last few months of work and posting them to the blog. I was going to do one frame a day but decided everyone probably prefers a gallery so here it is.  Hope you enjoy and as always comments are welcome!

Boston, MA - Boston Mayoral Candidate Dan Conley pauses for a moment while on a door knocking campaing in West Roxbury on Friday, August 23, 2013.  Photo by Matthew Healey

Boston, MA - Boston Red Sox batter Mike Napoli slides under the glove of Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham on a double in the third inning at Fenway Park on Saturday, August 31, 2013. Photo by Matthew Healey

Boston, MA - Natasha Khan aka Bat For Lashes performs at the Boston Calling music festival at City Hall Plaza on Saturday, September 9, 2013.  Photo by Matthew Healey

Boston, MA - James Tavares of Taunton smokes marijuana at the 2013 Boston Freedom Rally on Boston Common on Saturday, September 14, 2013.  Photo by Matthew Healey

Leo Finn (C) sits on the front steps of his home while his four-year-old son Cash Finn (L) plays on a scooter and 10-year-old son Nicholas Finn (R) opens the front door in the village of Buzzards Bay in Bourne, Massachusetts on October 2, 2013.  Leo, who has stage 4 bile duct cancer was going to take part in a clinical trial for a new cancer medication at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, but the trial has been put on hold due to the government shutdown.  Photo by Matthew Healey

Part-time commercial fisherman, Dave Gelfman, who splits his time between Chatham, Massachusetts and Ridgefield, Connecticut, leans in the doorway of his 36-foot day boat "Horse Mackerel" while tied up at the Chatham fish pier after a day of fishing in Chatham, Massachusetts on October 21, 2013.   New EnglandÕs fisherman often have to make room on their boats for unwelcome guests: federally-mandated observers. The passengers keep an eye on the catch to make sure the crew doesn't violate limits on depleted fish stocks.  There is currently a pilot monitoring program underway which replaces the observers with video cameras. Photo by Matthew Healey

The Boston Red Sox bat boy Chris Cundiff carries six balls in his hands before game one of the ALCS between the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston on October 12, 2013.    UPI/Matthew Healey

Detroit Tigers runner Prince Fielder (28) is chased down by Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (39) while third baseman Xander Bogaerts (72) waits at third base after Tigers batter Jhonny Peralta (not pictured ) grounded into a double play in the sixth inning of game six of the ALCS  at Fenway Park in Boston on October 19, 2013.     UPI/Matthew Healey

Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara celebrates with his teammates after winning the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers  at Fenway Park in Boston on October 19, 2013.     UPI/Matthew Healey

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz walks onto the field with a flag draped over his shoulders after the Red Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers to win the ALCS in six games at Fenway Park in Boston on October 19, 2013.     UPI/Matthew Healey

Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates after the Red Sox won the American League Championship after defeating the Detroit Tigers in six games at Fenway Park in Boston on October 19, 2013.  Victorino had a grand slam in the game.  UPI/Matthew Healey

Cranberry harvester Felipe Amparez uses a floating boom to corral ripe cranberries towards an industrial pump at the Bumpus cranberry bog during the fall cranberry harvest for the A.D. Makepeace Company in Carver, Massachusetts on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.  A.D. Makepeace is the world's largest cranberry producer. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Playing Catch Up

It's been a pretty active few months in Boston and I have let my blog suffer.  I am slowly going through the images I have made since May and will start posting some of the ones I like on here.

First up is a photo of President Obama during a speech in Boston while campaigning for then Senate candidate Edward Markey.  It can be challenging to get creative at these events.  Local press is usually positioned on a riser in the back of the room that is usually pretty far from the stage. There is often a side riser that will give you a different angle but bouncing between the two can be difficult, especially if it's a crowded event. But you work it the as hard as you can and try to get something that might stand out even if it just a little bit. I don't know if this did the trick but it was a photo of something other than just the podium.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

Work in progress

I've been laid up recovering from some surgery for the past three plus weeks and I have been a lazy photographer and haven't shot so much as an instagram photo. Actually that's not true, I did take a few photos of my cats with my pad. I am embarrassed to admit that I have even used my ipad camera but at least it was for cat photos.

I wanted to share two frames from an ongoing series that I started last year. In short the idea is to focus on 'thrift culture'. People that buy and sell used items and all that it entails. My focus so far has been on a few proprietors of junk shops or in one case a junk yard. They usually sell older items, maybe considered antique but if they are antique they have not aged well. Really fun to look around in.

This is Barbara.

She has been getting by selling stuff from her south coast "junky-junk" shop for over twenty years now. Don't let her nickname for the shop fool you, the place has some awesome stuff, you just have to look.  And she doesn't just deal in in antiques and decorative items.  She also buys and sells cars and anything else she can make some money on.


Meet Chuck.

His yard in Roxbury isn't open every day, usually just in the warmer weather.  He owns the land and plans on giving it to his son so that he can either sell it or develop it.  In the meantime he sells furniture, appliances, and various other items from the land.  Fascinating guy who used to run a huge furniture store in the area.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Meek Mill - MMG Tour for The Fader

Back in November I got a call from The Fader to shoot the Providence stop of the Maybach Music Tour featuring Meek Mill, Rick Rose, Machine Gun Kelly and Wale.  I generally try to keep up with new music but I have to admit these artists were all off my radar.

So after I was done googling them all I drove to The Dunk (Dunkin Donuts Center) and got my credential. Normally at a larger show and venue the photographers are given only the first three songs of each act to photograph. It's frustrating but it's how almost all the shows work. This was different, I was given full access. It was refreshing to be able to shoot as much as I wanted and not worry about being escorted out of the building. I had fun and wanted to finally shore the photos. Hope you enjoy.

Meek Mill - Images by Matthew Healey

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Year In Review Part 2

Finally getting around to posting the remainder of my year in review. It is admittedly a loose edit but thought it was a good representation of my year.

Thanks again for looking and for all your support. And I hope everyone out there has a great 2013. Feedback or questions always welcome.

And again for best results view in full screen by clicking on the four arrows in the bottom right corner of the slideshow.

2012 Year in Review Pt 2 - Images by Matthew Healey