Category Archives: Commonwealth Project

Tewksbury, Mass., 2006

Several years ago I was working on my High Tension and Commonwealth projects. This is one of the fun discoveries I had in Tewksbury.

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South Shore

Our guests wanted a little photography adventure, so we took a trip to the South Shore towns of Scituate, Cohasset, Hingham, and Hull. Here are a few photographs. Scituate, Mass. Scituate, Mass. Hull, Mass.

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Road Trip

Mom’s flight was canceled due to the blizzard messing up their Salt Lake City connection and getting planes there and whatnot. That left me with some extra time this evening to make a few more scans. (And I didn’t have … Continue reading

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When I Look at the Commonwealth

While looking through the 200-or-so* slides that I might use in the first volume of my “Commonwealth” project book, I noticed a few things. Well, first off, I noticed that I’ve photographed in many more towns than I had thought … Continue reading

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Leyden, Mass.

I think I might have talked myself out for a little while. Until I decide what I want to say, here are a couple more photographs. This pair hail from the little town of Leyden, way out in Western Mass.

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Another Photograph from the Commonwealth Project

Here’s a photograph that I made in a rather run-down part of Worcester in the summer of 2006.

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Getting Back to It

Leslie wants to know when I’m going to start self-publishing my “Commonwealth Project” photographs. Soon! I’ve set it aside for far too long. The book helped me decide that it’s time to get back to it. It’s possible that the … Continue reading

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Heading Out

Tomorrow I’m going out to northwestern Mass. to restart my photography project. I’m heading NW so that I can take in an exhibit on Picasso and Degas at the Clark in Williamstown, but it seemed like a perfect time to … Continue reading

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Central Artery Montage

It’s been a while since I posted any of my own photographs here — photos without headstones, that is. But today I installed Adobe Lightroom on the ‘ole PC, imported all of the old photos that I haven’t looked at … Continue reading

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Two Cemeteries in Dighton

Today I finally got out and photographed a bit. How do I pick where to go? Usually I look somewhere west of me (about 1/2 of the Commonwealth) because I’m on a suburban/rural swing right now. I’ve been thinking, though, … Continue reading

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Must every discussion of suburbia be inherently political?

I went out photographing in the Commonwealth today for the first time since starting my master’s program. While I would have preferred the opportunity to go out and work on my projects over the last nine months, the absence gave … Continue reading

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Montague / Turner’s Falls

A few weekends ago I visited Leyden and Montague, way up on the Vermont border in West-Central Mass. Turner’s Falls (in Montague) seems an unlikely place for a photography school and an even more unlikely place for an aspiring photography … Continue reading

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Small Updates

I was a bit feverish yesterday and today, so I wasn’t able to enjoy the fine weather and continue my Commonwealth project. Instead, I took a look through my files in preparation for the West Newton Cinema show this coming … Continue reading

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Images of India

In conjunction with my recent post on Afro-pessimism, I’ve been thinking about Images I see of other places that attempt to show it to outsiders. By looking critically at my own Commonwealth, do I get some license to look similarly … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Images

New images from the Commonwealth series. Hancock, Mass. (2006) Springfield, Mass. (2006) Tyringham, Mass. (2006) Worcester, Mass. (2006) Hopkinton, Mass. (2006) Hopkinton, Mass. (2006) Sherborn, Mass. (2006)

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