Harkins Photo Blog

Mother and Child with Nashua International Sculpture Symposium

Posted in Editorial, Portrait by harkinsphoto on April 29, 2016

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Shooting last year for the article “Sculpture On The River” by writer Julianne Palazzo for Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Each spring three international artist are selected to create large sculptures that will be on permanent display throughout Nashua.

The Nashua International Symposium brings artist from around the world for this event each year.

“Mother and Child” by Ennica Mukomberanwa from Zimbabwe can be found at Roby Park on Spit Brook Road in Nashua.

Graphic Designer Susan Darbyshire in the Studio

Posted in Personal, Portrait by harkinsphoto on April 25, 2016

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Having some fun in the studio with a portrait session with Graphic Designer Susan Darbyshire.

We spent a little time in the studio plus some of my favorite locations around the Western Ave Studios (WAS).

If it’s time to get away from that bad selfie from the 90’s let me know, I might have a solution for you.

College Affordability with MA Governor Charlie Baker at MCC Lowell

Posted in Event by harkinsphoto on April 21, 2016

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito were at my client Middlesex Community College Lowell Campus this morning joined by public higher education leaders today to announce the Commonwealth Commitment, an innovative college affordability and completion plan to help more students achieve the dream of a college degree.

This plan is the first agreement of its kind in the nation and was signed by University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan, Worcester State University President Barry Maloney and Middlesex Community College President James Mabry, representing the three segments of the public higher education system.


Riverside Cycle Haverhill MA

Posted in Editorial, Portrait, Product by harkinsphoto on April 19, 2016

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Another bike shop on my shoot list for the article “Saddle Up!” with writer Ted Bodenrader for Merrimack Valley Magazine in this months issue.

Bikes are hot right now just ask store manger Kurt Johnson at Riverside Cycle in Haverhill MA.

The Fat Bikes were there too but I found a few curious ones like the psychedelic looking Electra and the city crusier street bike called a Townie.

Colonial Bike Company Salem NH

Posted in Editorial, Portrait, Product by harkinsphoto on April 14, 2016

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Colonial Cycle of Salem NH with Dave Ricker, Peter Shipulski and Tyler Nulty for the article “Saddle Up!” by Ted Bodenrader for Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Bike shops are a favorite for me and I got a chance to see the latest in “Fat Bike” designs on this shoot.

I’m not ready for those off road monsters yet but you might like them. I’ll stick to my hybrid.

Great North Aleworks Manchester NH

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait, Product by harkinsphoto on April 11, 2016

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Last one on the local tour of craft brewers for the article More Than Brew by writer David Iverson for Merrimack Valley Magazine.

I met with Lisa and Robert North of Great North Aleworks for a tour of the facilities and some product views of crafted ales.

Rockingham Brewing Co. Derry NH

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait, Product by harkinsphoto on April 8, 2016

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More local brewery views this week.

Rockingham Brewing Company in Derry NH just a few miles from home and amidst a cluster of local brewers.

I met with owners Ali Buinicky and Rob Leleszi.

Look for their “Belly of the Beast” Rockingham’s Bacon Imperial Stout.

Check out the article “More Than Brews” by writer David Iverson in Merrimack Valley Magazine.


Able Ebenezer Brewing Company Merrimack NH

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait, Product by harkinsphoto on April 6, 2016

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Able Ebenezer Brewing Co. was next on the list for the article “More Than Brews” by writer David Iverson for Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Shooting with Mike Frizzelle head brewer and Carl Soderberg engineer and brewer.

You can visit their tasting room and they are self distributing to over 60 restaurants in the southern NH area.


603 Brewery Londonderry NH for Merrimack Valley Magazine

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait, Product by harkinsphoto on April 4, 2016

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603 Brewery in Londonderry NH was part of several breweries for an article “More Than Brews” by writer David Iverson in the latest issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine this month.

The local craft brewing movement is strong and in this area and many in the Southern NH are within a few miles of each other.

My first stop I met with 603 Brewery founders Dan Leonard, Tamsin Hewes and Geoffrey Hewes.

Check out their tasting room and enjoy the local flavor.



Portrait Rosemary Noon Cultural Director

Posted in Fashion, Personal, Portrait by harkinsphoto on March 31, 2016

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Rosemary Noon Assistant Director of the Lowell Plan contacted me recently for a new portrait.

I jumped at the chance to provide her a fun shoot and spend some time with an old friend.

With the help of one of my favorite make-up artist Grace Moschetto of Grace Marie Beauty we had a great Friday afternoon doing several views in the new studio at the WAS in Lowell.

The Brush Art Gallery and Studios have announced an event which will honor Rosemary, a well-known cultural leader in the community.

“An Evening for Rosemary Noon,” will be held at the UMass Inn and Conference Center on Warren Street in Lowell on April 29, 2016.

The evening will begin with a cocktail hour at 6:00 PM followed by dinner at 7:00 PM and a program beginning at 7:30 PM.

Check out more details at the Brush Gallery at this link.



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