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A Prep Portrait

Had a pretty busy week for the Herald, with two days packed with assignments. Here’s a few portraits I made Wednesday, when the downpours kept the profiled high school football player, Jared Gauthier of Dracut High, inside for film sessions instead of live action. Here’s a link to the story

This is what I came away with after a few minutes in a stanky locker room and some malfunctioning equipment!

10.28.2009 — DRACUT, Mass. — Jared Gauthier plays wide receiver and safety for Dracut High School.

10.28.2009 — DRACUT, Mass. — Jared Gauthier plays wide receiver and safety for Dracut High School.


10.28.2009 — DRACUT, Mass. — Jared Gauthier plays wide receiver and safety for Dracut High School.

10.28.2009 — DRACUT, Mass. — Jared Gauthier plays wide receiver and safety for Dracut High School.

My take on the family portrait

Here are some samples from a portrait project I’ve had sitting on the backburner for quite some time. Basically, it’s portraits of my family. Having been away from home for the better half of the decade, it’s been somewhat of an impossibility, given the equipment needed. But, now that I’m home with all my gear, now’s the perfect time, especially with my sister being home for the weekend.

Got most of the family done over the weekend, with a few stragglers left to get before Thanksgiving. Let me know your thoughts!

My grandfather, Chun Don Wong.

My grandfather, Chun Don Wong.

My grandmother, Hau Har Wong

My grandmother, Hau Har Wong

My cousin, Sera Tapia.

My cousin, Sera Tapia.


My cousin, Savina Tapia

My cousin, Savina Tapia

The man behind the moon… landing

Just a few portraits from the weekend.

This first one is of Mr. Eldon Hall, who was managing MIT’s Draper Lab when they developed the navigation computer for Apollo 11. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the moon landing, Hall gave a speech at MIT to show off some of the old school tech they sent up there.

7.19.2009 - WESTWOOD, Mass. - Eldon Hall was supervising MIT's Draper Lab in the 1960s when his team developed the navigational computers for the Apollo missions to the moon. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Hall will be giving a speech at MIT on July 20, 2009, showcasing some of the technology that was used in the original computer. Though he was present for the launch, he watched the actual landing a few days later with his wife, Grace R. W. Hall, from their home back in Massachusetts.

7.19.2009 - WESTWOOD, Mass. - Eldon Hall was supervising MIT's Draper Lab in the 1960s when his team developed the navigational computers for the Apollo missions to the moon. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Hall will be giving a speech at MIT on July 20, 2009, showcasing some of the technology that was used in the original computer. Though he was present for the launch, he watched the actual landing a few days later with his wife, Grace R. W. Hall, from their home back in Massachusetts.

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This next one is of Josh Gerber, owner of the 1369 Coffee Shop in Cambridge’s Central Square. He thought he was awkward and non-photogenic for some reason, but clearly, the man plays well in front of the camera!

7.20.2009 - CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Josh Gerber, owner of 1369 Coffee Shop in Central Square, says he enjoys the competition from the Starbucks down the street on Mass Ave. Despite Starbucks' marketing strategy to rebrand itself as a neighborhood coffee shop, Gerber says he expects his regulars to keep coming. "I think people are just starting to get tired of Starbucks," he said. But still, he said his own shop, which he purchased from another owner 7 years ago, owes much to its corporate competitor for making espresso and lattes mainstream.

7.20.2009 - CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Josh Gerber, owner of 1369 Coffee Shop in Central Square, says he enjoys the competition from the Starbucks down the street on Mass Ave. Despite Starbucks' marketing strategy to rebrand itself as a neighborhood coffee shop, Gerber says he expects his regulars to keep coming. 'I think people are just starting to get tired of Starbucks,' he said. But still, he said his own shop, which he purchased from another owner 7 years ago, owes much to its corporate competitor for making espresso and lattes mainstream.

I had to photograph him for a story on Starbucks changing their name in their Seattle shops to seem more like a local coffee shop, which would seemingly try to put them at odds with actual local coffee shops like Josh’s. Anyway, relax, Josh! Photos turned out great!

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