Saturday, August 29, 2009

Kennedy's Mem. Svc: Faces in the Crowd

Boston, MA 092909 Crowds started to gather around the Mission Hill neighborhood in Boston on August 29, 2009 in the hopes of catching a glimpse of members of the Kennedy clan or other dignataries attending sen. Ted Kennedy service at Mission Church. For the majority it was a somber event but there were moments of levity when the senator's relatives would recount a tale of their beloved Kennedy patriarch.(Essdras M Suarez)/ Globe Staff

Crowds also gathered in and around Flann O'brien's bar to watch the event on TV sets all over the bar.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

JFK Late Night Kennedy viewing

Boston, MA 082709 Crowds kept arriving even after dark to JFK Library in Dorchester to catch a glimpse of the casket of Senator Ted Kennedy during his viewing on August 27, 2009. (Essdras M Suarez/ Boston Globe)/ MET

Kennedy's Vigil at JFK Library

Boston, MA 082709 Crowds at JFK Library in Dorchester walk by the casket of Senator Ted Kennedy during public viewing on August 27, 2009. Below Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is interviewed outside of the library. (Essdras M Suarez/ Boston)

Kennedy's Funeral Procession by Mass State House

Boston, MA 082709 Senator Ted Kennedy's funeral procession makes its way up Park Street toward the Massachussetts State House on August 27, 2009 as mourners line up the streets to pay last respects to the Lion of Massachussetts. (Essdras M Suarez/ Boston Globe)/ MET

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Passing of a Legend

Hyannis Port, Ma 092308 Sen. Ted Kennedy welcomed on Sept. 23, 2008 Chilean president Michelle Bachelet as the latter presented him with the Order to the Merit of Chile, the highest honor bestowed to a civilian. (Essdras M Suarez/ Boston Globe)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Contest 2009

I just entered these three images into the 2009 World in Focus PDN contest. Please go to to view other entries and vote.
Pepperell, MA 070409 Eight- year old Kendra Faxon (cq) foreground, Laura Abernathy (Cq), 8 left of Faxon looking up at her, and other members of the Brownies Troop 34011 of Pepperell take part in the Fourth of July parade at the town of Pepperell, MA. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)

Bucarest, Romania 06/29-30/20009 A Russian Antonov cargo plane, one of the largest in the world, awaits on the tarmac of the Henri Coandă International Airport in Bucharest, Romania on June 30 of 2009 after being loaded. The plane was carrying six specialized shipping containers carrying radioactive material from the National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Energy in Magelore, Romania in route to Russia. (Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff)

Boston, MA 042409 Students from Boston Conservatory taking part in an improvisation class take part in a 20-minute movement improv exercise in front of the Christian Science Monitor on April 24, 2009. (Essdras M Suarez/ GLobe staff)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Playing around in the studio

Boston, MA 081909 This is my friend Sean Sposito, one of the summer interns at the Boston Globe this year and a strong-man contest competitor. Notice how his arms are bigger than his head. He is about 6'7" and close to 300lbs. But he is a big Teddy Bear. At some point he felt like jumping while he was posing and my seamless backdrop almost came down, the lights rattled and everything shook. I realized I had invited the proverbial bull into the china store but it was fun. (Essdras M Suarez/ EMS Photography)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

James Taylor and wife Kim

Lenox, MA 060409 I made this photo of James Taylor and his wife Kim at the Relais & Chateaux Blantyre in Lenox, MA on June 4, 20009 but I was waiting for the Boston Globe to publish it and it was on the front page today. (Essdras M Suarez/ Boston Globe)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Cool Findings

Boston, MA 081109 Anglers off Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester try their luck despite ta fog bank moving in the late hours of Tuesday August 11, 2009. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)

Boston, MA 081309 Tourists Will Evans (cq) and Meriweather Pull (cq), of Auatin, TX share a quite moment on Newbury Street while visiting Boston on August 13, 2009. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

All in a Day's Work

Cambridge, MA 081209 Today I received an assignment on my BB to photograph a Hot Seat subject. This a buz item in which we photograph a CEO or a VIP of commerce against a white backdrop and by/in/or on a chair. My assignment just had the place, Genzyme in Cambridge, and a name. I get there and I was surprised to see the amount of official cars parked outside and the heightened security. I walk in and I immediately recognize US secret service personnel as part of the security detail. They are giving me a weary eye since I am carrying two long cases with me, my lighting gear. Finally when asked what was I doing there I told them I was photographing a guy by the name of Locke, Gary Locke. They look at each other and said, "you mean US Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke?" and that is how I found out whom exactly I was photographing on this day. The surprises never end and this is why I love my job.

PS By the way, he turned out to be quite a nice and approachable gentleman.

And this is how my day ended: Photographing the Pretenders at the Bank of America Pavillion on August 12, 2009... not a bad day at all.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Food and Libations

Cambridge, MA 090709 A Manhattan and a one-hour egg dish from Upstairs on the Square on August 7, 2009. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Boston Ballet Russes

Boston, MA 051309 Boston Ballet's principals Malanie Atkins (Cq) as the Siren and Yuri Yanowsky (cq) as the Son during a full dress rehearsal of the Ballet Russes at Citi Wang Theater on May 13, 2009. They were performing in the Prodigal Son section of the program. (Essdras M Suarez/ Boston Globe)

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30th Pan-Mass Challenge 8/09

Wrentham, MA 080109 Long lines at the port-a-potties send riders into the woods at a water stop at the William A. Rice Recreation Complex in Wrentham during the 30th Pan Massachussetts Challenge on August 1, 2009. (Essdras M Suarez)/ Globe Staff

Wrentham, MA 080109 Dave Johnson (Cq) of Needham takes advantage of a water stop break at the William A. Rice Recreation Complex in Wrentham during the 30th Pan Massachussetts Challenge on August 1, 2009. (Essdras M Suarez)/ Globe Staff/ MET

Wellesley, MA 080109 Rides await at the start of the 30th Pan Massachussetts Challenge at Babson College. This was one of several starting areas on this August 1, 2009. (Essdras M Suarez)/ Globe Staff