Harkins Photo Blog

Greek Independence Day with Vintage Views of Lowell Ma

Posted in Event, Personal, Portrait by harkinsphoto on March 24, 2017


Bringing out of the archives to celebrate Greek Independence Day March 25th.

I originally shot these view for the Lowell Historic Preservation Commission with then executive director Fred Faust in May of 1980.

This display of young dancers were from the Hellenic American School in Lowell MA. Do you recognize anyone?

Portrait Views with Susu Wong of Tomo360

Posted in Portrait by harkinsphoto on March 22, 2017


Recent portrait with Susu Wong of Tomo360 Marketing. I have been working with Susu on some email marketing and took the opportunity to do a makeover portrait with her.

Shooting at the Western Avenue Studios and bringing in Grace Moschetto of Grace Marie Beauty for a makeover and a new look.

Starting with a before view and then a series of portraits with various backgrounds and lighting. My favorite was looking away and done in bxw.

Enterprise Bank COS 2017

Posted in Event by harkinsphoto on March 16, 2017


Last nights Enterprise Bank “Celebration of Success 2017” at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium with this years theme of the 70’s vs 80’s. Great food and music with their traditional awards presentation for some well deserved accolades for their hardworking employees.

Grilled Endive at Birch on Elm

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait by harkinsphoto on March 9, 2017


Back shooting at Birch on Elm with Chef Nick Provencher for a new review by writer Dean Johnson for Merrimack Valley Magazine.

This time Nick served up a Grilled Endive with Shaved Fennel and Charred Blood Orange Vinaigrette. Check out the Flank Steak with Rutabaga Puree and Grilled Scallions.

For dessert have your choice of Drunk Cherry Cork or the White Chocolate Panna Cotta.

Group Shot with Enterprise Bank Dracut MA

Posted in Commerical, Interiors, Portrait by harkinsphoto on March 6, 2017


Enterprise Bank announcing the purchase of their Dracut branch commercial property last week.

I was on board for a group photo with Branch Manager Jessica Silva, Regional Manager Meredith Boumil, and Chief Banking Officer Steve Larochelle.

The Dracut Branch will be celebrating their 20th anniversary this year.

Ribbon Cutting with the New MCC Asian American Connections Center

Posted in Event, Portrait by harkinsphoto on March 3, 2017


Ribbon cutting event with Middlesex Community College for their new Asian American Connections Center.

I met with Director of Asian American Student Advancement Program, Virak Uy  along with Pres. James Mabry  for the ceremony at the Lowell Campus.

This organization will help provide a range of support services and co-curricular activities designed to improve the college-going experience, as well as completion and transfer outcomes.

Portrait Views with Dr. Steve Demetriou

Posted in Commerical, Portrait by harkinsphoto on February 28, 2017


Some new portraits and some fun views taken last summer with Dr. Steve Demetriou DMD and his staff for his new website.

Dr. Steve specializes in Pediatric Dental so providing a soothing and relaxing environment for his patients is all part of the fun.

Lobster Ravioli at Grazie

Posted in Commerical, Editorial, Food by harkinsphoto on February 24, 2017


Some more views from my shoot last summer for Merrimack Valley Magazine with Grazie’s at the Four Oaks Golf Course.

Check out the Lobster Ravioli, Eggplant Tower or how about a Raw Bar plate and a Martini.

Portrait with Annie N.

Posted in Personal, Portrait by harkinsphoto on February 21, 2017



Back in December I had a visiting student Annie Niemaszyk a future Marketing and Communications professional, who does well at her own photography and video work.

We had a great time discussing the commercial photography business and I took the opportunity to do a few test views with my new camera.

Check out Annie’s Instagram and  YouTube sites at these links.

Portrait Illustrator Carol Schwartz

Posted in Editorial, Portrait by harkinsphoto on February 16, 2017


A trip to Salisbury Beach to meet with Illustrator Carol Schwartz in her home studio by the seashore.

She was a pleasure to be with and had a treasure trove of tools and icons that motivated the artist in her.

Look for her latest illustrations in the children’s book by Terry Pierce “My Busy Green Garden”.

Check out the article “By the Seashore” by writer Bonnie Mason in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine and learn a little more about this Wisconsin native and her beautiful illustrations.