Photos taken on the NY-PA border.
Photos taken on the NY-PA border.
One of the perhaps lesser-known antique/vintage stores in Gloucester is Vintage 211 (211 East Main St., open Fri-Sun 11am-6pm), aka “Bob and Dave’s place”.
It’s right across the street from Scout Vintage Finds, so it’s easy to visit both at once! They also have similar hours, which is convenient for planning.
I heard about this store by word of mouth, and I’m glad I did! Bob stocks a wide variety of things, but is unique in having a focus on men’s vintage (and not) clothes, and wool sweaters. Other stores I’ve visited for this series of posts have some mens’ clothes, but no one else really has it as a special focus; most often, there are as many or much more women’s clothes than men’s. Here are a few photos of the many things in stock:
And Bob is a really nice guy, too. He actually looks a lot like an uncle on my father’s side of the family, at least in this photo:
and a leather coat which he sold me for $30, at least a 90% discount compared to buying new (and it is in like-new condition). Since he is also a photographer, we had some fun… I pulled a “Game of Thrones” pose on a wicker chair in the store and Bob snapped some photos. He’s really good at it! I had some fun with them afterwards in Photoshop:
Taken last week from East Main Street.
– Matthew Green
The first block party of the season got a pretty good crowd:
I got a few photos of GMG contributors at work (Craig Kimberly, Fred Bodin, and David Cox):
How many Block Party participants noticed the beautiful, nearly full moon? As wispy clouds passed across the sky, they made the face of the moon seem to be changing constantly.
Lots of beauty in the details!
These were photographed in Dogtown.
P.S. I still have more 2nd hand stores to talk about! Coming soon!
I love sumac at this time of year! Great colors, textures and lines. From a photo walk in Dogtown with the participants in my photography workshop.
Taken on another photo walk with the students in my photography workshop at The Hive.
Another shot from my photo walk with the photography workshop. How do you take an interesting photo of something like this memorial that’s so iconic that it’s hard to be original? It’s not easy, especially on a day with relatively boring light. I tried to make this more interesting with the processing (mostly adjusting contrast in the foreground and adding texture to the clouds to the sky), although the angle is totally conventional.
Save the Date! This Saturday and Sunday from 12-6 we will be hosting open studios in the Blackburn building, 2 Main Street, Gloucester. Stop on by, say hi, browse our work and have some snacks!
Come through the parking lot to the entrance at the back/side of the building and take the elevator up toe the third floor.
I will have my vintage shop, Madcap Style, open so come and visit me on the 3rd floor! I will be adding lots of new summer clothes and accessories too.
Here’s the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/141926372680349/
I hope to see you there!
Yesterday afternoon I drove from Rhode Island back up to Gloucester, and stopped several times to take photos of the clouds. In my photography workshop this afternoon at The Hive, I will be explaining (among other things) the techniques I used to bring out the contrast and detail in these photos.
This Sunday, July 7, is the last day of the “Griffin Museum’s Photography Atelier 17” show at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck. I twill close with a special event: form 5-6PM, the director of the Griffin Museum will give a free gallery talk! The photos are remarkable, so I am sure the gallery talk will be well worth attending.
I will be directing an origami workshop for kids at Art Haven and a digital photography workshop at The Hive this month! Here are descriptions of both. For pricing and additional details, see official websites (at the links provided).
Origami for Kids at Art Haven
Thursdays, June 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25, 3:30-5:00PM
“Origami for Kids” will introduce young artists to the world of origami. Besides learning a variety of basic fun models across a variety of themes, we will go over the essentials of origami terminology and symbols involved in reading origami diagrams, so that the children can learn to fold on their own more easily.
Digital Photography Workshop at The Hive
Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23
July 2 and 16, 4-7PM: Before going out to shoot, we will meet at Art Haven, where the instructor will explain key camera features and shooting tips and techniques, including the differences between file formats (with their relative advantages and disadvantages), how to use manual settings, basics of composition, and shooting HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography. We will then go to shoot photographically interesting locations throughout Gloucester, with some suggested themes and perspectives.
July 9 and 23, 4-6PM: We will meet at The Hive to share our favorite photos from the past week and critique each other’s work. Besides providing creative feedback about the shots, the instructor will give instruction on techniques for post-processing using popular software.
Another shot I took during vacation last fall… this is St. Suplice church in Paris.
I’ve been too busy moving to do be able to get much together for a blog post – I’m working on something about all the great places to buy 2nd-hand items in Gloucester, based on my experiences these days, but it’s not ready yet! So, here’s a photo I took two years ago, on vacation in Ireland.
Click on the photo to see it full sized; you can scroll around and enjoy the view.