Harkins Photo Blog

Festival of Books at the Newburyport Literary Festival

Posted in Editorial, Event, Portrait by harkinsphoto on April 16, 2015



Shooting last year at the 2014 Newburyport Literary Festival for an article called “A Festival of Books and Those Who Love Them” for the March/April issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Writer Suzanne DeWitt Hall got me an opportunity before the panel presentation for some portrait views of the all star panel discussion.

Writers Jenna Blum, Andre Dubus III, Wally Lamb and Richard Russo all were gracious enough to spare me a few quick minutes before the presentation moderated by Lucy Kaylin editor in chief of O.

Cover View with the Sigman House North Andover MA

Posted in Architecture, Editorial, Interiors by harkinsphoto on April 13, 2015


Check out my Spring 2015 cover view with Merrimack Valley Home Magazine for the article “French Flair on Lake Cochichewick” by writer, designer Linda Holt.

This is also my latest promotional mailer this week. Are you on the list?


2015 Mazer Cup Winners with Moonlight Meadery of Londonderry NH

Posted in Food, Product by harkinsphoto on April 9, 2015


Some recent product views with Londonderry NH Moonlight Meadery.

The just returned from the 2015 Mazer Cup awards with a new round of gold, silver and bronze medals for their locally brewed meads.

Check out all their meads and enjoy those creative names with winners like Wicked, Raspberry Blossom, Fury, Embrace and Last Apple.


Strong Riders at Windrush Farm North Andover MA

Posted in Editorial by harkinsphoto on April 6, 2015


Sofia Waldron gives her mount Wanda a parting kiss after a morning session at Windrush Farm in North Andover MA

Windrush is one of the oldest therapeutic riding centers in the United States.

Look for more in the latest issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine by writer Liz Michalski.

The Pita Process with George’s Bakery Methuen MA

Posted in Editorial, Food by harkinsphoto on April 3, 2015


More on bread this week with George’s Bakery in Methuen MA for “The Staff of Life” article by Liz Michalski for Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Pita bread or as I called it Syrian bread when I was a kid, is actually made in the Lebanese family run bakery George’s, originated with George Cherabie over 100 years ago.

Greta’s Great Grains Newburyport MA

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait by harkinsphoto on March 30, 2015

gretasgreatgrains1gretasgreatgrains2On location at Greta’s Great Grains with Greta Reineke for some breads made from Austrian recipes with old world flavors and ingredients.

Great Grains also has an assortment of tasty treats and dessert breads too.

Look for the article “The Staff of Life” by writer Liz Michalski for the latest issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Naples Florida 2015

Posted in Architecture, Landscape, Personal by harkinsphoto on March 27, 2015


Just getting back from a little personal time in Naples Florida.

Enjoying some of the warm sun and sights after a very long winter.

You can check out some other views at my new Instagram site at harkinsphoto .

Dinning at 80 Thoreau Concord MA

Posted in Editorial, Food, Interiors, Portrait by harkinsphoto on March 19, 2015


80thoreau2Shooting at 80 Thoreau in Concord MA at the former train depot.

You’ll be greeted by general manager Vincent Vila and owner Ian Calhoun.

Enjoy the pan roasted artic char and for dessert the Crème Brulee by Chef Carolyn Johnson.

Check out the review by Dean Johnson in the latest issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.


Luck of the Irish with Magician Debbie O’Carroll

Posted in Editorial, Portrait by harkinsphoto on March 16, 2015



Completing the series of Magicians in the Merrimack Valley with Magician Debbie O’Carroll of Newburyport MA.

Debbie specializes in school and library shows preforming children’s magic.

I was able to capture her in some of her costumes and thought it appropriate to highlight the Irish Fairy Godmother for this St. Patrick’s Day.

Check out the article World of Wonder in this months issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine by writer Henri Marchand on your newsstands now.

The Debonair Deceiver Magician Bob Riordan

Posted in Editorial, Portrait by harkinsphoto on March 12, 2015



Magician Bob Riordan at his home in Derry NH with a collection of antique posters and memorabilia of a by gone era of magic.

Bob is a full time magician and you can catch his act at the Mystery Lounge in Cambridge MA.

Check out the article World of Wonder the Past Present and Future of Magic in the Merrimack Valley by Henri Marchand in the latest issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.


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