Monthly Archives: July 2011

Gloucester Views From Up High- Beacon Marine From Kathy Chapman’s Studio

In the heart of God’s Country (East Gloucester) Kathy Chapman found herself this incredible space to work and live.  Yeah, I think I could be inspired working out of a studio space like this Smile

DSC05984

Kathy Chapman
Photography and Graphic Design
Web portfolio: http://www.kathychapman.com

Kathy showed me some of the multiple exposure work that she is doing and believe me when I tell you that post seeing her captures I was completely humbled by her awesomeness.

Film Noir

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Film noir is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations. Hollywood’s classic film noir period is generally regarded as stretching from the early 1940s to the late 1950s. Film noir of this era is associated with a low-key black-and-white visual style that has roots in German Expressionist cinematography.

*          *          *           *          *

Almost any scene can be made to seem sinister using simulated film noir lighting techniques, even a nice dinner at CATCH 22

Lisa Ramos Represents! Down In Sanibel

Joey, I brought my GMG sticka to Sanibel last week to represent at Blind Pass.  Funny thing happened on the way back to get coffee.  I went into the Sanibel Bean shop.  They have great photos of people all over the world holding theirs too.  But then when I told the lady that I have just done the same with my Good Morning Gloucester sticka and showed it to her, and asked for a Sanibel bean bumpa sticka and I would take a pick in front of the fishermans statue for her, she could not understand what I was asking for.

Lady -"What is it you would like dear?"

Me- "A bumpa sicka"

Lady "A what?"

Me – " A BUMPA STICKA!"

Lady – "what?"

Me-  pause   "Oh sorry a bumperrrr stickerrrr"

Then I got one of hers and gave her my GMG sticka.

Lisa Ramos

IMG_1301

Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar Coming to Main Street August 4th, 5th & 6th

image

The Gloucester Downtown Association is happy to announce that they will be coordinating the 53rd Annual Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar scheduled to take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday : August 4th, 5th and 6th from 9:00 am to 5:00pm each day rain or shine. The Bazaar has become a Gloucester tradition that incorporates shopping, outdoor dining, music, children’s activities, artists and crafters along side local non-profit organizations.

Shoppers will be able to choose from a wide array of goods and diners will find plenty of great food. In addition to the traditional sausages, pizza, popcorn and slush, a number of Main Street restaurants will be creating special menu offerings and serving outdoors.

Local non-profit organizations continue to be an integral part of the event with church, school, health, wellness, and civic organizations represented. Planned children’s activities include miniature train rides, giant inflatable, face painting, jugglers, and the popular Cape Ann Vernal Pond snakes and let’s not forget the dog parade on Saturday!

Plan to come down one day or all three and help us create an event that is A True Celebration of our Downtown. There promises to be something for everyone.

To download an application go to businc.org and click on Sidewalk Bazaar applications or contact Grace Giambanco Numerosi at 978-337-7117 or email her at gracegiambanco@hotmail.com

Leonardo’s Chicken Kabob Sub

Leonardo’s has been quickly climbing up my local sub shop rankings.

So crazy how many great places we have to get sandwiches.

Virgilios, Sclafanis, Destinos and Leonardos sit atop the leader board followed closely by at least 10 other very worthy other sandwich joints.

I think the way they toast their buns gives them a nice touch.

DSC05923

Bob and Dave Featured on The Cover Of “I Love My Bike” Book

image

Bob and Dave have moved their eclectic vintage stuff and classic bike shop to the bottom floor of the Beacon Marine Basin.

While visiting Bob and Dave Bob let me know they were featured on the cover of the “I Love My Bike Book”  that’s them in the bottom right portion of the cover posing at the Eastern Point Lighthouse-

Here is a little about the “I Love My Bike” book from it’s authors on it’s website-

Matt and I love everything about bicycles. Our excitement for all things cycling is only surpassed by the great friends that we have met along the way. It is with this sentiment that we set out on a journey to find people with strong bonds to their bikes and cycling community to be a part of a photo book.

Last fall, we began photographing our cycling friends around Boston, and taking short treks to New Hampshire, New York City, and Philadelphia to track down people riding their bikes. We met so many great people on these first trips. Almost everyone we stopped and asked to be photographed with his or her bicycle answered, “I love my bike!” Every person that we shot gave us the names of at least two of their cycling-obsessed friends that we should include in the book, and before we knew it, we started getting more emails than we could handle from bicycle-lovers all over the world.

With the help of friends, old and new, and some very gracious sponsors, The Ace Hotel, Open Bicycle, and Print Brigade, we have been fortunate enough to have the means to travel to big cities and little towns to find fellow purveyors of humankind’s greatest invention: the bicycle.

Along our travels, Matt and I have had the tremendous pleasure of being in the company of so many people of great importance to their respective cycling cultures—many of whom are our personal heroes– but they stand side by side with a community of people who are, quite simply, bicycle enthusiasts like us.

The book that we are creating is not about a singular style of bike or type of cycling, but rather about all of us in a grand kinship of bicycles. We want to capture the strength, will power, and grit as well as the creativity, sense of humor, and whimsy of riding a bike.

Matt and I have had so much fun meeting cyclists of all ages and backgrounds, and also taking in a few solitary moments with the landscape of the places we have traveled to. Our sincerest thanks to all of the bicycling folks that we have met along the way.

If anyone is interested in being a part of the book, we would love to meet or go for a ride!

Brittain and Matt

DSC05974DSC05971

DSC05973

Here is a video about the project featuring it’s authors.