Dogs in the Square

I little while ago, I started a personal project capturing dogs hanging out around Market Square in downtown Portsmouth, NH. Portsmouth is definitely a “dog friendly” place. All I really had to do is sit outside Breaking New Grounds, sip tea and point my camera.


I discovered this loyal companion comfortably waiting for his human while he was inside Breaking New Grounds getting coffee. I think the dog’s owner is a writer, as he would spend hours pecking on his laptop while the dog napped at his feet.


I noticed this standard poodle standing so regal while people milled about him during an event in downtown Portsmouth.


This looked like it was going to be a confrontation, but it ended peacefully.


She looks a little nervous waiting for her owner to appear outside of Ceres Street Bakery. I later found out that she had been a rescue from Hurricane Katrina and suffered separation anxiety.


Such a cute face staring straight at my lens.


This is what I call “blending into the background.”


This little guy seems perfectly content just sitting in his chair, taking in the sights.


Just hanging out on a warm Sunday afternoon in the square.

Real Mainers

Muralist Orson Horchler, a.k.a. Pigeon, installs his latest project along a factory wall in Berwick, Maine. His project is called “Mainers” and asks the question: Who is a “real” Mainer? The artist says that it is his reaction to current events and politics that excludes immigrants from the feeling of belonging. His traveling exhibit, which started in Portland, Maine is temporary. He fixes his prints to walls in public spaces using wheat paste, that eventually breaks down when exposed to the weather.

Think Different


While visiting my daughter in Hollywood, Fl., I came across this amazing little piece of wall art on the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center. It’s not very big and not even eye-level. It’s near the bottom of the building. I had to get down on one knee to take a picture of it. For such a small piece of artwork, it sure has a big message written across it: “Think Different.”

Ladd Street

These are the last of the shots that I took for my back ally, side street project. This grungy little ally is part of Ladd Street in downtown Portsmouth, NH. It seemed so tarnished and abandoned, while life was in full swing right around the corner in Market Square.


Tugboat Ally

Tugboat Ally off of Bow Street in historic Portsmouth, NH, is an interesting place to explore. Three old tugboats are anchored there when they are not towing in barges or guiding big ships into the harbor. Cobblestoned Bow Street is home to interesting little shops and art galleries.


Writer’s Block

This is exactly how I feel - I just don't have a creative thought in my head lately. This is what I would look like if I was made of metal. Well, I am not made of metal and my human form is the shadow. I took this photo with my IPAD because I left my trusty camera at home. At least metal man put a smile on my face.
This is exactly how I feel – I just don’t have a creative thought in my head lately. This is what I would look like if I was made of metal. Well, I am not made of metal and my human form is the shadow. I took this photo with my IPAD because I left my trusty camera at home. At least metal man put a smile on my face.