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Do Not Enter sign with graffiti

Christmas in July

No more Holly Fair. It’s shocking but true. Holly Fair was a two-day seasonal sale sponsored by the Cambridge Center for Adult Education.  Dozens of artists and crafters converged every year at CCAE’s two buildings in Harvard Square on the second weekend in December. The fair was a long-standing holiday tradition in Cambridge and also […]

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Sign of Steinway neon sign

Landmarks of light

It started pretty casually, probably when I made a refrigerator magnet from one of my photos of Kenmore Square’s Citgo sign. But something clicked, and I’ve been taking photos of Boston-area vintage commercial signs for the past few years. Now I’m pleased to say that 18 of my images are currently hanging at Athan’s Cafe […]

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Two photos of Thunderbird Motel, one at night and one by day

Chasing the Thunderbird

Reno is a strange town. It has a river, a fledgling arts scene, and a lot of history.  But mostly it has casinos.  Behind the glitz and attempted glamour of the big-name casinos — El Dorado, Silver Legacy, Circus Circus, and Harrah’s — is a string of old motels, pawn shops, and other reminders of […]

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City lights: Making a photo book

The other day I found an email in my inbox telling me that I had only three days left to redeem my coupon for a free photo book at Shutterfly. I’m still not sure what I clicked, bought, or said to get the offer, but I hate to waste a freebie. So off to Shutterfly […]

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Ansel Adams photo of trains in Los Angeles

Ansel Adams and Los Angeles

Most people associate Ansel Adams with the landscape of the American West, but it turns out he spent some time in the city.  The drkrm gallery is presenting Ansel Adams Los Angeles, a series of photos that reveal a prewar vision of the city. Adams shot these photos on assignment for FORTUNE Magazine in 1940, […]

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