Harkins Photo Blog

Portrait Caroline Leed at Smiling Button

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

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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.

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On the Wild Hunt with Sarah Courchesne

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

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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. 

Rosie the Rocketeer

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

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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

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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

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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. .

Andiamo Restaurant Chelmsford MA

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait, Still Life by harkinsphoto on August 11, 2017

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Some new food views with Andiamo Restaurant at their Chelmsford MA location for Merrimack Valley Magazine with writer Dean Johnson.

I met with owner and chef Jim Rogers. Check out the Burrato with Black Mission Fig, Antipasti Board, Pear Sage Martini, a classic tagliatelle alla bolognese and two way short rib. Stay for the creme brulee or the limoncello cheesecake.

Word for Our Time with Artist Susan Gaylord

Posted in Personal, Portrait, Product by harkinsphoto on August 8, 2017

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Working with artist, calligrapher, presenter Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord. I had the pleasure to have Susan in my studio earlier in the year to photograph a series of prints she made with a very special message in this time of twitter blast and fake news. But I will let her books introduction explain it all:

Words have always been my ballast and my anchor. I believe in their power. While I understand the saying “actions speak louder than words,” I believe that words can be where actions start. Throughout history, words have provided the spark to begin change and the sustenance to carry it through.

Words For Our Time is a series of artworks based on eight words: strength, hope, truth, peace, justice, love, courage, and compassion. Each was created from one large sheet of paper that was torn into separate sections. After the writing was complete, the pieces were sewn back together in an act of healing as I mended the torn paper and made it whole. They remind us of what is important in our personal and civic lives and provide encouragement and support in these difficult times.

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord

You can check out how to order her book at this link.

Lowell Folk Festival 2017

Posted in Architecture, Event, Personal, Portrait by harkinsphoto on July 30, 2017

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A special Sunday blog post on this weekends Lowell Folk Festival 2017.

I enjoyed a great parade and some beautiful twilight views as the music played all around the city last night.

You still have an opportunity today to head back to Lowell and enjoy one of best free festivals and lot’s of ethnic food.

Crose Nest Bitters at Mill No. 5

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait by harkinsphoto on July 25, 2017

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Bitters for your cocktails was on the list for a shoot at the Crose Nest at Mill No. 5 with Merrimack Valley Magazine.

I met with owner Kinsey Rosene at her artisan goods shop and got a dose of her herbal knowledge in her botanic pharmacopoeia. The homemade bitters kit is perfect for your classic or cutting edge cocktails.

Check out the article by writer Alison McGonagle-O’Connell in the May/June issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Ice Cream at Great Brook Farm Carlisle MA

Posted in Editorial, Food, Landscape, Portrait by harkinsphoto on July 17, 2017

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Great Brook Farm State Park in Carlisle MA was the final location for my ice cream road trip.

Tamma Duffy gave me the full tour and I got my favorite coffee ice cream and a chance to see the state of the art automatic milking system.

Check out all the best ice cream locations in the valley in the latest issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine with the article ” Beyond the Cones and Cows” by writer Dean Johnson.