Harkins Photo Blog

Portrait Caroline Leed at Smiling Button

Posted in Editorial, Fashion, Portrait, Product by harkinsphoto on October 11, 2017


On location at Smiling Button a local children’s clothing line by designer, owner Caroline Leed. I spent a little time with her and her staff  (especially Yorkiepoo, Wallabee) with some of this years new line.

Check out the article in Merrimack Valley Magazine “Style with a Smile” by writer Elizabeth MacLean in the Sept/Oct 2017 issue.


On the Wild Hunt with Sarah Courchesne

Posted in Editorial, Portrait by harkinsphoto on October 4, 2017


I got an environmental education in the foods of the forest with writer and educator Sarah Courchesne.  Along with a similar group of interested individuals we traipsed along the quad area of Northern Essex Community College where Sarah works as a teacher.

In a short amount of time she pointed out the importance of cattails, sumac berries and other plants and their usage.

Check out the article “On the Wild Hunt” in the Sept/Oct issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine. 

Limitless with the Professional Center for Child Development

Posted in Editorial by harkinsphoto on September 28, 2017


I spent a few hours back in July at the Professional Center for Child Development.

I met with some very special children as Executive Director Chris Hunt toured me through the facilities.

Check out the article “Possibilities Not Disabilities” by writer Cindy Cantrell in the Sept/Oct 2017 issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Rosie the Rocketeer

Posted in Personal, Portrait, Product, Still Life by harkinsphoto on September 22, 2017


Artist Bruce Wood of the Glass Ingot allowed me to photograph one of his prized works of art “Rosie” this past summer.

I loved the use of recycled items to produce a  jet pack and all the accouterments for a beautiful Steampunk Rocketeer.

Bruce recently said on his Facebook site “My sculpture “Rosie the Rocketeer” will be in an essay for The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition catalog”.

Kids and Meditation at Windsoul Studio

Posted in Editorial, Portrait by harkinsphoto on September 20, 2017


Kids and Meditation at Windsoul studio in Tyngsboro MA.

I met with instructor Julie Satron and owner Gayle Lachs and a large group of participants in ages from 4-17 enjoying the benefits of yoga and some relaxation techniques.

Check out  the article “Kids and Meditation” in the Sept/Oct 2017 issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine by writer Katie Lovett.


Driving Sideways at Strange Brew

Posted in Event, Personal, Portrait by harkinsphoto on September 14, 2017


Location shoot at Strange Brew Tavern in Manchester NH for an old friend Brian Magoon and his Band “BJ Magoon and Driving Sideways” .

See the show this Friday at 9PM at Strange Brew Tavern in Manchester NH for some Roots Rock, Americana, Blues, Beach & Soul. .

Tremendous 21 with St. Anselm College

Posted in Event by harkinsphoto on September 11, 2017


New cover view for Portraits Magazine with St. Anselm College for their Spring/Summer 2017 issue.

I covered the RCIA (Roman Catholic Initiation of Adults) students for their public demonstration of baptism, first communion and confirmation.

Abbot Matthew Leavy, O.S.B. oversaw the celebration for 21 students of St. Anselm College or as he fondly called them the ” Tremendous 21″.

Look for the article “The Mysteries To Be Lived” by writer Laura Lemire.

Check out the article online at this link.

Postcard Moab Utah

Posted in Landscape, Personal by harkinsphoto on September 7, 2017


My trip out west continued with a road trip to Moab Utah.

Lots of re-purposed artwork and articles throughout the town and a strong biking and hiking theme.

We ventured out early for a hike to Arches National Park. After about an hours hike Janet and I were rewarded with an early morning view of Delicate Arch.

Later that night we took a boat trip at sunset on the Colorado River with Canyonlands by Night Tour. As the sun sets lights are thrown onto the rock faces with a recorded music and historical narrator giving us a little local history.

Postcard Park City Utah

Posted in Event, Food, Landscape, Personal by harkinsphoto on September 5, 2017


Taking some time off the past few weeks and enjoying a family wedding in Park City Utah.

My niece Courtney and her husband Brandon celebrated their nuptials at the Red Cliff Ranch with a perfect evening for dancing and smores by the fire.  It was great to be and see our west coast family again.

Lots of fun seeing the view from Deer Valley and enjoying hikes, sunsets, a street festival on Main Street Park City and the local cuisine.  Janet and I finished our visit off with the Solar Eclipse of the Sun just as we headed our way to Moab Utah. Move to come on that.

Dream Diner Tyngsboro MA 20th Anniversary

Posted in Event, Food by harkinsphoto on August 14, 2017


Had a great time in Tyngsboro Ma with the Dream Diner for their 20th Anniversary celebration yesterday.

Lots of classic cars, live music and the best breakfast in town.

Check out their new expanded seating and enjoy a step back in time.