Harkins Photo Blog

Top Gear Watches with the Collector Mike

Posted in Editorial, Fashion, Portrait, Product by harkinsphoto on November 29, 2017


The final views in the story “Top Gears Watch Collectors in the Age of the Internet”.

I shot a few from the collection of Mike with his, Greg Stevens GSD 1A,  Italo Fontano U-BOAT, and a Brietling. But what caught my eye was his Zenith with the most interesting strap made from Stingray leather. Something I will be looking for my own dive watch.

Look for the article written by Editor/Writer Doug Sparks in the latest issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine this month.

Top Gear Watches with the Collector

Posted in Editorial, Portrait, Product, Still Life by harkinsphoto on November 17, 2017


More views from the article “Top Gears” by writer/editor Doug Sparks for the NOV/DEC 2017 issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Portraits and watches this time with Tom and his private collection of watches including a special addition New England Patriots Tom Brady TAG Heuer, a Romain Jerome crafted from rescued steel from the Titanic and one of my favorites a Breitling EXO.


Cider Hill Farm Hard Cider

Posted in Editorial, Portrait, Product by harkinsphoto on November 14, 2017


Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury MA is now producing hard cider in small batches of seasonal selections.

I met with Chad Cook and got a “Cook’s” tour of the facilities for the article “The Genie in the Bottle” by writer Jennifer G. Wolcott for the NOV/DEC 2017 issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.


Watches with Royal Jewelers Andover MA

Posted in Editorial, Portrait, Product, Still Life by harkinsphoto on November 9, 2017


I spent a morning at Royal Jewelers with owner Steve Leed for his portrait and some views of just some of his inventory of specialty and high end watches.

Check out the article “Top Gears” by writer and editor Doug Sparks of Merrimack Valley Magazine in the Nov/Dec 2017 issue this month.

Stop by Royal Jewelers and see why they are an unexpected but serious destination for watch enthusiasts.

Andover Shop Fall 2017 Product Views

Posted in Commerical, Fashion, Interiors, Product by harkinsphoto on October 27, 2017


Product views to update the website with the new fall line at The Andover Shop last month.

The classic styles are always in.

Check out their online order site or visit their locations in downtown Andover and the heart Cambridge MA.


Farley’s of Newburyport MA

Posted in Commerical, Editorial, Fashion, Interiors, Product, Still Life by harkinsphoto on October 18, 2017


On location at Farley’s of Newburyport for some product and store views.

Jamie Burns gave me the full tour and we shot some details on their private and custom lines of men’s clothing.

I also got to meet Teak, a half Golden Retriever half German Shepard as he guards the floor.

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

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.

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”.

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.