Monthly Archives: April 2010

Piano Man

Last week I received a request from local musician Todd Marston to take care of some promotional portraits for an upcoming residency at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong. We were trying to blend Todd’s laid-back personality with the professional look that a high-end company like Mandarin Oriental would expect from its performers.

If you happen to be in Hong Kong from August through October, be sure to check out Todd. In the meantime, for you Boston-based folks, check out his band, Choose to Find.

4.16.2010 — BOSTON — Todd Marston

4.16.2010 — BOSTON — Todd Marston

4.16.2010 — BOSTON — Todd Marston

4.16.2010 — BOSTON — Todd Marston in his natural habitat, rockin' the Keyboard Cat t-shirt!

A Jumbo Marathon

As I alluded to in an earlier post, I spent my Marathon Monday working for Tufts University covering the start and the finish for their President’s Marathon Challenge team. Oddly enough, having grown up just 2 miles down the road from the starting line, I had never seen the Boston Marathon live — I was always more of a baseball guy, and I love that 11 a.m. Patriots Day game at Fenway.

Tufts president Larry Bacow told me Boston’s is special, and he was right. It was a blast working with Tufts photographers Joanie Tobin and Emily Zilm, and The Man, Marathon Coach Don Megerle.

Here are a few images from the thousands I shot from the finish line, edited down for your viewing pleasure. To see a gallery of our take, check out the Tufts website.

4.19.2010 — BOSTON — Tufts University runner Talya Peltzman crosses the finish line at the 114th running of the Boston Marathon on April 19, 2010.

4.19.2010 — BOSTON — The 2010 Tufts University Marathon Team completes the Boston Marathon.

4.19.2010 — BOSTON — The 2010 Tufts University Marathon Team completes the Boston Marathon.

4.19.2010 — BOSTON — The 2010 Tufts University Marathon Team completes the Boston Marathon.

4.19.2010 — BOSTON — The 2010 Tufts University Marathon Team completes the Boston Marathon.

4.19.2010 — BOSTON — The 2010 Tufts University Marathon Team completes the Boston Marathon.

4.19.2010 — BOSTON — The 2010 Tufts University Marathon Team completes the Boston Marathon.

Tearsheet: 4.15.2010 – People Magazine

Arguably the biggest story in Massachusetts receiving national attention this spring has been Phoebe Prince, the 15-year-old girl who killed herself after what investigators say was a relentless barrage of bullying from her classmates in South Hadley, Mass. — there’s already a Wikipedia entry on the story. There’s still a trial to be had, and no doubt more investigation to be done, but the story only gets sadder and sadder as more details surface.

The media attention a few weeks ago was intense as the teens accused of the bullying were charged and arraigned. One of my assignments for the Herald was to stakeout the juvenile court and wait as some of the girls involved arrived to process their probation papers — hardly an enjoyable assignment in a lot of ways, but the people have a right to know about the disfunction in the South Hadley School District that created such a hostile environment.

One of my photos of accused bully Ashley Longe exiting the courthouse was picked up by People Magazine via Polaris, a stock agency that represents the Boston Herald, for their cover story on Phoebe Prince. Not bad placement for my first time being published in People.

Here’s my spread.

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