Monthly Archives: February 2011

Speed Freaks

It’s getting to be winter championship season in Massachusetts, once again. This round, I was sent to the Reggie Lewis Center to photograph the MIAA Division 2 Indoor Track & Field Championships. Having run track in high school, it’s pretty odd that this was actually my first time ever covering it. Thankfully, everything was very familiar to me, so I got into a pretty good rhythm in knowing where to position myself for the best results, I hope.

It was a pretty good mix of action, though not much emotion until the girls’ two mile.

Here’s a selection of photos from the meet:

Boston, Mass. -- Stoughton's Greg Boursiquot, center, runs the 55 meter hurdles final, winning the event with a state record-setting performance, at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Stoughton's Greg Boursiquot, center, runs the 55 meter hurdles final, winning the event with a state record-setting performance, at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- Mansfield's Patrick Greaney lands in the pit during hte long jump at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Mansfield's Patrick Greaney lands in the pit during hte long jump at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- From left, North Middlesex's Andrea Fanciullo, Algonquin's Sedona Murphy, and Central Catholic's Courtney O'Neil run a preliminary heat for the 55 Meter hurdles at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- From left, North Middlesex's Andrea Fanciullo, Algonquin's Sedona Murphy, and Central Catholic's Courtney O'Neil run a preliminary heat for the 55 Meter hurdles at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- Algonquin

Boston, Mass. -- Algonquin's Haley Laird unsuccessfully attempts the high jump at 5'6

Boston, Mass. -- Dracut's Kayla Springford reacts after losing in a sprint to Central Catholic's Nicolette Pelrine to place second in the 2 Mile at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011. Springford had pulled ahead by a large margin in the final lap, only to lose her lead in the final 50 meters. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Dracut's Kayla Springford reacts after losing in a sprint to Central Catholic's Nicolette Pelrine to place second in the 2 Mile at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011. Springford had pulled ahead by a large margin in the final lap, only to lose her lead in the final 50 meters.

Boston, Mass. -- The girls' relay teams pile on the podium at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- The girls 4x800 relay teams pile on the podium at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011

Big Top

This is more or less a repost of an entry I did for the day job last month, but it can’t hurt to spread the love around and toss a little traffic that way via my own personal site.

As I mentioned in my Tufts Photo blog post, I recently worked on a portrait project with some graduate students who were skilled in the circus arts. Being the middle of winter, and the Tufts campus lacking in any proper circus facilities, I set up a basic white seamless studio in one of the lecture halls on campus and went to town. My idea was to keep things as simple as possible to focus on the “cool factor” of the actual circus arts. Action, without distraction — hence the clean white.

Here’s a gallery of the work:

‘Stache-for-Cash

Sunday afternoon, I picked up a rare “video only” assignment for the Herald, shooting a companion piece for a column on a group of police officers in Boston’s District B2 who were kicking off a mustache-growing contest to raise money for underprivileged kids to go to summer camp. About 60 officers are taking part in the contest — 30 days from Feb. 13 to grow the best mustache to judged by an impartial judge. It was a fun way to spend an afternoon with a nice group of guys doing something for charity.

I’ll let these guys tell the story:

You can read the full story at the Herald’s website.

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