Harkins Photo Blog

Word for Our Time with Artist Susan Gaylord

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


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.

Andover Shop Spring Line 2017

Posted in Commerical, Fashion, Product by harkinsphoto on April 27, 2017


Working with one of my favorite clients on the new Spring 2017 line at The Andover Shop. 

We did some updated views for the website recently on location at the Main St. Andover MA location.

Check out the new and the classic at their Andover and Cambridge locations.

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.

Favorite Views from the Past Year 2016

Posted in Architecture, Commerical, Editorial, Event, Fashion, Food, Interiors, Landscape, Personal, Portrait, Product by harkinsphoto on December 30, 2016

2016 is almost over and I’m looking forward to the New Year.

Some favorite views from blog postings from the past year and wishing you a Happy New Year 2017.

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Expressing their Gratitude with Enterprise Bank

Posted in Commerical, Product by harkinsphoto on December 27, 2016

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Working with Enterprise Bank on their message of gratitude promotion.

Shooting in Lowell, Andover, Nashua and Leominster, we did a series of group portraits featuring their leaders and representatives throughout the area.

The ads were running during the holiday weeks shot on location with a tight deadline and produced with their marketing staff.

My gratitude goes to a great client and staff to work with on this and many projects throughout the year.


Holiday Favorites with Style File and Merrimack Valley Magazine

Posted in Editorial, Fashion, Product by harkinsphoto on December 12, 2016


Product views with Merrimack Valley Magazine for their Style File Column for the Holidays.

Shooting in the new studio that day with style editor and Team Artist Rep Lysa Pelletier and magazine graphic designer Yolanda Irizarry.

Check out the 2016 holiday issue and where you can find the perfect accessory.

Home Accessories and Design with Helen Thomas Simply Smashing Andover MA

Posted in Editorial, Interiors, Portrait, Product by harkinsphoto on November 3, 2016

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Shooting for the Merrimack Valley Fall Home issue with stylist Lysa Pelletier and art direction with Beth Daigle at Helen Thomas Simply Smashing in Andover MA.

Lisa Schiavone owner of Helen Thomas Simply Smashing let us setup and play in the shop for the article “Fall Home Refresh” by writer Lauren Torlone Mahoney.



Smokey Quartz Distillery Seabrook NH

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait, Product by harkinsphoto on July 21, 2016

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I made my way to Smoky Quartz Distillery in Seabrook NH for the article by writer Dean Johnson “Granite State Gold”.

The Granite State liquors are made with locally sourced organic corn with pure New Hampshire spring water.

Check out the article in the latest issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine and look for my views of owner Kevin Kurland and his award winning spirits.

Riverside Cycle Haverhill MA

Posted in Editorial, Portrait, Product by harkinsphoto on April 19, 2016

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Another bike shop on my shoot list for the article “Saddle Up!” with writer Ted Bodenrader for Merrimack Valley Magazine in this months issue.

Bikes are hot right now just ask store manger Kurt Johnson at Riverside Cycle in Haverhill MA.

The Fat Bikes were there too but I found a few curious ones like the psychedelic looking Electra and the city crusier street bike called a Townie.