“Saray staffer Sakir Kaya (shown here) performs as a rock musician in his native Turkey and says he currently has an album on the Turkish music charts.”
This image of renowned horseman Don Little was given to his wife, Judith A. Little, by Putnam Investments after Don tragically died from injuries sustained in a horse riding accident. Don founded the Boston Equestrian Classic, and I shot the photo behind the Intercontinental Hotel for him during the show’s first pre-party. Boston, MA
Our Lady of Victories, South End, Boston, MA
Black Tie Dinner, John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, MA
Moon at Perigee over Genzyme Building, Allston, MA.
I caught this moonset just before dawn after clouds had obscured the moonrise earlier that night. It was the brightest moon since 1993.
From the Farmer’s Almanac: “As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. For this reason, the March full moon is often known as the Full Worm Moon. Northern Native American tribes knew this moon as the Full Crow Moon when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is a Colonial American variation.”
Trumpeter/composer high school pal Jerry Sabatini with his band, the Sonic Explorers, Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge, MA
Decanter and Glassware, Didriks, Cambridge, MA
Bowl and Assorted Throws, Didriks, Cambridge, MA
Economist Alan Beaulieu, Keynote Speaker, National Electrical Manufacturers Represenatatives Association, Boston, MA
Chris Viehbacher of Sanofi-Aventis and Genzyme CEO Henri Termeer announce $20.1 Billion sale of Genzyme at pre-press conference in Cambridge, MA. Sole official photographic coverage by Glenn Kulbako.
Pepsi Hybrid Electric Delivery Truck, Canton, MA.
New Glass Courtyard, Art of the Americas Wing Expansion, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
The Passage of the Delaware, Thomas Sully painter, 1819, Boston Museum of Fine Arts
William Wetmore Story’s “Medea,” 19th-Century Gallery, Art of the Americas Wing, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Art of the Americas Wing view, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
As a photorealist painter, Scott Prior caught my eye 28 years ago with his massive, exquisitely detailed photorealist painting ‘Nanny and Rose’ (right). A print of it has been in my home for almost as long. So when I walked into William Baczek Fine Arts in Northampton, MA and noticed a woman standing with friends, I said “you look familiar.” It happened to be Prior’s wife Nanny Vonnegut, also a painter (and Kurt Vonnegut’s daughter) and the subject of the painting. Prior’s paintings have always been important to me because his blend of hyper-realism, energized light and ordinary subjects illustrate an almost animist view that all things are infused with spirit. Prior has worked with various familiar motifs close to home: family, domestic still lifes, rural infrastructure and pastoral gardens.
I photographed Prior and Vonnegut (left) at the Gallery’s ‘Annual Still Life Exhibition’ where both painters will be showing through March 12. A portion of ‘Nanny and Scott,’ another large piece, can be seen to the left in the MFA photo above.
David Harrison, seen here with ‘Large Still Life with Roll,’ (2010), lived a few blocks from me in Allston, the Boston “student ghetto,” when we drove cabs together in the early 1980′s. He is currently the featured artist at William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA and is represented by galleries as far away as Houston. David is married to painter Maureen O’Connor, who has her own opening at the Atlantic Works Gallery in East Boston March 3.
I first met painter Sarah Rutherford at a show of her work in Wellfleet, MA. So deft was her use of color and texture I later purchased two large pieces. Fresh out of the University of Vermont and “practically living” in her car, she showed early promise with excellent drawing and the ability to project poetic intuition into a variety of painterly designs. She left shortly after to explore the New York City art scene and got a job working at Frankies Spuntino, where she was later contracted to do over 100 illustrations for a book of recipes the restaurant intended to publish. For her work (in its second printing), she was recently mentioned in Food and Wine Magazine. Still only 26, she has ample room to grow beyond her initial successes. Sarah currently lives in Rochester, NY where she has helped to establish “The Sweet Meat Co.,” an art collective, creating paintings, accepting commissions and doing illustration work. If you’re looking for a portrait or illustration, I highly recommend this intelligent and driven painter while she is still affordable. See www.sarahrutherford.net.
The evening of the Inaugural Address for newly re-elected Governor Deval Patrick, First Lady Diane Patrick spoke before the Posse Foundation. The couple stole away from an Inaugural party at the Boston Public Party to walk across Copley Square to the Posse Scholars Awards Ceremony at the Copley Fairmont Hotel, one of Diane Patrick’s favorite programs.
Tabletop Decor, The State Room, Boston, MA
The State Room’s Great Room, Boston, MA
Didriks Dinner Series, Combining Didriks Housewares, Food and Friends
Crispy Confit Quail on Free-Form Butternut Squash Gratin with Grilled Frisee and Cranberry Gastrique, served on a Pillivuyt Quartet Plate, by Season To Taste Caterering; Chef Robert Harris
Didriks, Simon Pearce Bowl and Plate
Dinner Setting by Didriks, Match Pewter Round Incised Bowl