Harkins Photo Blog

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.


Happy Valentines Day 2017

Posted in Commerical, Personal, Product by harkinsphoto on February 14, 2017


Having some fun in the studio for my latest email promotion. Some of the many views made for the final image. Are you on the list?

Style File Views Hat and Coat with Merrimack Valley Magazine

Posted in Editorial, Fashion, Product by harkinsphoto on February 9, 2017


Product views with Merrimack Valley Magazine for their Style File article “Baby it’s Cold Out There” for the Jan/Feb 2017 issue. Look for the ribbed and cable knit hats along with Greyson Coat in ivory and black available at Sole Amour in Andover MA. Stay warm.

Speaker Ron Lieber with ECCF

Posted in Event by harkinsphoto on February 7, 2017


Journalist, columnist, author, and parent Ron Lieber was the guest speaker for the Essex County Community Foundation at the Shore School in Beverly MA last week.

Ron Lieber, the Your Money columnist for the New York Times, discussed the how, when and why to talk to kids about money and engage them in philanthropy.

To learn more check out his book “The Opposite of Spoiled” a great way to pass on the tradition of giving back.

Codex Espresso Martini

Posted in Editorial, Food by harkinsphoto on February 2, 2017


Codex is the Speakeasy styled destination in Nashua NH.

It takes a little time just to figure out the entrance and I have given you some hints here but you will find it well worth the effort.

Check out their specialty drinks and especially the Codex Espresso Martini.

Check out the article “The Riddle of Codex” by Amanda Leahy in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Greater Lowell Girls Inc Winter Party

Posted in Event, Personal by harkinsphoto on January 27, 2017


Great night out last night with Greater Lowell Girls Inc for their Winter Cocktail Party and Auction. A great night of Jazz, dance and a charity auction for all the right reasons.

You can view all the photos at my Events Page at this link.

Ballet at the NEMA Burlington

Posted in Editorial, Portrait by harkinsphoto on January 26, 2017


More views from my shoot at the New England Movement Arts in Burlington MA.

I met with instructor Kseniya Melyukhina and her ballet students Tea’, Brianna and Anna.

Check out the article “A Cure for Cabin Fever” by writer Katie Lovett for the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Fencing with New England Movements Arts Burlington MA

Posted in Editorial by harkinsphoto on January 23, 2017


One of my favorite sports to shoot is fencing.

I recently got the opportunity to shoot it again at the New England Movement Arts in Burlington MA.

I met with instructor Fritz Chang and his young fencers for an evening session and lessons.

Look for the article “A Cure for Cabin Fever?” by writer Katie Lovett in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

MLK Celebration 2017 with the Lura Smith Fund and MCC

Posted in Event, Personal by harkinsphoto on January 17, 2017


Enjoyed my annual shoot at the  2017 Celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell MA.

Sponsored by the Lura Smith Fund and Middlesex Community College Foundation this was the 19th year anniversary with live performances of  music, dance and theater.

A special presentation of the Living the Dream Award to Sister Lorraine Richard principle of the Franco American School in Lowell.

You can see all the views taken at my Events Page at this link.

Simon Pearce Glassworks Quechee Vt

Posted in Editorial, Personal by harkinsphoto on January 15, 2017


Celebrating my birthday with dinner and a show at Simon Pearce Glassworks in Quechee Vermont.

Janet and I arrived early for a tour of their glassblowing facilities and pottery and for my birthday dinner at their restaurant.

I saw the process of making their Shelburne Bowl by glass blower David and his assistant Scott.

For dinner we were seated at great table with a view of the falls that powered the facilities producing 110% of their needs.

I topped off the night with a great Confit Duck dinner and our waitress Stephanie brought out a special treat of their vanilla ice cream and salted caramel.

I will be back.