Harkins Photo Blog

Makerspace at MakeIt Labs Nashua NH

Posted in Editorial by harkinsphoto on October 8, 2015


I knew this would be a fun shoot when I saw the sign “Slow Children At Play” with the image of a child running with scissors in it’s hand.

Everything for the future engineer, scientist or someone who just wants to make something.

Makerspaces are popping up all over the area and the Nashua MakeIt Labs had all the toys for the girls and boys.

Check out the article in the latest issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine by writer Wesley Gallagher.

Bellesini Academy Lawrence MA

Posted in Editorial, Portrait by harkinsphoto on October 5, 2015


Education was the topic in the latest issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine at the Bellesini Academy in Lawrence MA.

The academy is a haven for the best and brightest students and will now start accepting female students.

Check out the article by writer Larry Flynn and learn more about this opportunity for the students of high potential in the valley.

D’Youville Wellness with Naomi Prendergast and Enterprise Bank

Posted in Commerical, Portrait by harkinsphoto on October 2, 2015


Another Customer Profile shoot for the Enterprise Bank sister site Lets Be Enterprising.

This time shooting with Naomi Prendergast President and CEO of D’Youville Life and Wellness Community.


Revisiting Browsing Through Birke’s

Posted in Editorial, Personal by harkinsphoto on September 30, 2015


BROWSING THROUGH BIRKE’S: A DOCUMENTARY FILM co-produced by Szifra Birke about a Jewish Holocaust-surviving family,
their quirky 50 year-old downtown Lowell clothing store, and its eccentric owner.

I had the opportunity to shoot some views in the closing days of Birke’s with Sally Birke and here are a few done as BxW be sure to check out the film event at UTEC in Lowell Thursday night.

DATE: October 1, 2015

TIME: 6:00 – 8:30 PM (Film at 7:00 PM)

WHERE: UTEC 41 Warren Street, Lowell, MA

6:00-6:45 PM Light refreshments.

Blood Moon Eclipse 2015

Posted in Landscape, Personal by harkinsphoto on September 28, 2015


Stayed up late last night to enjoy the Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse.

I found just the right location outside my front door and setup for a couple of hours of viewing.

This type of photography is not my forte but I did enjoy the results and hope you will too.

Attorney Richard P. Howe Passes

Posted in Event, Personal, Portrait by harkinsphoto on September 26, 2015


Another Lowell leader Attorney Richard P. Howe passed away last Friday.

I had the opportunity to meet him on many occasions in a formal setting and as a friend of my father Ken.

In 2003 we did a new portrait for his then upcoming city council election.

More recently I was on hand for the family at the dedication in his honor of the Howe Bridge in 2013.

The Bancroft Restaurant Burlington MA

Posted in Architecture, Editorial, Food, Interiors by harkinsphoto on September 24, 2015



The Bancroft a new steak house at the 3rd Avenue shopping center of Burlington MA was the latest review by writer Dean Johnson for the September/October 2015 issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

I got some great views of some of their main courses and appetizers along with a location that just craves interior and exterior views.

Happy Trails Local Hikes with Ted Bodenrader

Posted in Editorial, Landscape by harkinsphoto on September 22, 2015


The “Happy Trials” article by writer Ted Bodenrader for the latest issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine had me all over the little know hikes in the Merrimack Valley.

These are just some of the views we saw in the North Andover and Haverhill areas.

Read up on the local vistas right outside your own neighborhood.

Richard K. Donahue Lowell MA

Posted in Personal, Portrait by harkinsphoto on September 18, 2015


This week Attorney Richard K. Donahue passed away.

An obituary link can be found here.

I had the pleasure of photographing him and his lovely wife and philanthropic partner Nancy on several occasions.

These were views we did in 2010.

I always enjoyed his stories and conversations and appreciated all he did for his family and community.

He will be missed.

New Hampshire Creative Club Headshot and Networking Meeting 2015

Posted in Event, Portrait by harkinsphoto on September 17, 2015


The New Hampshire Creative Club started up the new season this past Tuesday with a Social Media Free Headshot and Networking meeting for all in attendance.

It was time to get rid of that flip phone view you took of yourself back in the 90’s with the bad lighting and weird background.

We had a great time and with the help of Photographer Althea Haropulos at her studio in Manchester NH and the talents of make-up artist from the Philip Mark Salon and myself providing a free headshot for all your social media needs.

The Club serves as a creative forum for networking and professional development through its monthly meetings, panel discussions, presentations and workshops on timely topics relevant to professionals in the advertising and visual communications fields.

Those in attendance will be able to get there views that I took online at this link.  Or go to my Events Page at HarkinsPhotography.com

Views from Althea Haropulos are at this link.


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