Harkins Photo Blog

Portrait Yary Livan Master of Cambodian Ceramics for MCC

Posted in Editorial, Portrait by harkinsphoto on April 24, 2014


Shooting for the cover of Middlesex Community College Profiles Magazine with Lowell artist Yary Livan.

Trained at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, Livan teaches the three basic techniques of Cambodian ceramics.

Learning to pinch, coil and slab vessels you can make anything with these skills.

Look for his hands and skills on the cover of Profiles and check out the article by writer Kathy Register.


Honolulu Hawaii at Diamond Head

Posted in Landscape, Personal by harkinsphoto on April 22, 2014


On my way to Australia last month we had a few days stopover in Honolulu Hawaii at the Waikiki Hilton.

My morning walk started with a  great view of Diamond Head and later a tour of Pearl Harbor.

I enjoyed a day at the beach and met our surf instructors for some paddle boarding.

That night I was fortunate to meet some of the local entertainers and enjoyed a moment with the ladies.

Aroma Therapy with BC Essentials Newburyport MA

Posted in Editorial, Portrait, Product by harkinsphoto on April 17, 2014


Beverly Buccheri at her Aroma therapy shop BC Essentials in Newburyport, shot for Merrimack Valley Magazine for an article about essential oils and their therapeutic qualities.

Look for the article in the March April issue by Liz Michalski.

Melbourne Australia Sites and Tours

Posted in Personal by harkinsphoto on April 14, 2014


Melbourne Australia was easy to get around with the City Circle Tram that reminded me of my college days on the T in Boston.

At least the cars were similar in age but things ran well and the cities architecture was very comforting.

Taking buses brought us to visit the local tourist sites for meeting kangaroos, koalas and emus.

An evening event of watching the penguin parade at Philips Island was also on order as they made their way back to shore.

Sounds of Silence Dinner Ayers Rock Resort

Posted in Landscape, Personal by harkinsphoto on April 9, 2014


Ayers Rock Resort provided a night of entertainment with their Sounds of Silence Dinner under the stars viewing Uluru.

The night started with drinks and a musician playing a didgeridoo as we walked towards our viewing area for sunset views of Uluru.

During the buffet we were visited by tribal dancers and even a wild dingo fetching scraps.

Later all the lights were extinguished and for the first time in my life I viewed the Milky Way.

Back From a Land Down Under

Posted in Landscape, Personal by harkinsphoto on April 7, 2014


My personal bucket list trip of a lifetime, Australia just completed.

With a quick few days in Honolulu we went on to Sydney, Melbourne and Ayers Rock.

I returned from a land down under with lots of jet lag but great memoires.

In the next few weeks I will post some views amongst my regular work and hope you enjoy what I was able to see and live for a few short weeks.

Coffee at Cafe la Reine Manchester NH

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait by harkinsphoto on March 21, 2014


More coffee with Merrimack Valley Magazine at Café la Reine in Manchester NH with owner Alexandra Pugisli.

Barista Lucas De Pierre served up a latte with his own fine art.

Check out the article on Coffee Spots by Dean Johnson in the March/April issue this month.

St. Patrick Church Lowell MA

Posted in Editorial, Personal by harkinsphoto on March 17, 2014


St. Patrick’s day today and I thought it appropriate to view some work for a recent shoot for St. Patrick’s Church in Lowell MA.

Saint Patrick’s church was built in 1831 to support the Irish workmen and now serves a vast community of cultural lifestyles.

Fr. Daniel Crahen asked if I could spend a full Sunday photographing several Masses that day covering the five different language Masses and their participants.

The parish offers native language pastoral care to communities of Hispanic, Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Burmese Catholics.


XO on Elm Street Manchester NH

Posted in Food, Interiors, Portrait by harkinsphoto on March 14, 2014


XO on Elm Street Manchester NH was the  latest review for Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Look for the article by writer Dean Johnson and check out the XO Espresso Martini in there special large martini glass, lamb lollipops and the pan seared duck with coconut risotto.

Java Room Chelmsford MA

Posted in Editorial, Food, Interiors, Portrait by harkinsphoto on March 10, 2014


Coffee Spots shoot for Merrimack Valley Magazine in the latest issue this month with writer Dean Johnson.

Check out the Java Room in Chelmsford with owner Candy Liu and look for the wine bar for nights of live music or try brunch.

My favorite part was watching barista Jessica Dyment folding steamed milk into beautiful latte art.

You can check out a video of her work at the Facebook Page for Merrimack Valley Magazine.


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