October 2018

October brought both challenges and opportunities to grow as a photographer. On one of my flat tire days (somehow I managed to get two different flats this month) I missed my morning assignments, but ended up stumbling across the filming of Little Women during a beautiful day in Minuteman National Park. The waning available light at high school sport events has only pushed me to search out moments of emotion instead of action. During a high school walkout, I was told by a principal that I could not photograph on school property. At the time, my words failed me, but now I will be prepared in the future to better articulate why it was important for the event to be documented. One of my favorite events to photograph this month was the NASCAR Whelen tour. I had never really even watched a race on television, let alone visited a speedway, so it was challenging to learn when and where to be to photograph the action. But I was also forced to think creatively while being out of my comfort zone and I look forward to photographing more races in the future.

Adoption counselor Michael Radulski pets six year old Lars, one of the four Saluki dogs rescued from Qatar available for adoption, at Buddy Dog Humane Society in Sudbury.

Adoption counselor Michael Radulski pets six year old Lars, one of the four Saluki dogs rescued from Qatar available for adoption, at Buddy Dog Humane Society in Sudbury.

(Left) Stand-in actors row past the the Old Manse Boat House along the Concord River during filming of "Little Women" at the Minute Man National Historical Park. (Right) (L-R) Truman Faroni, 9, Lennon Faroni, 5, and Alden Faroni, 11, all of Belmont, enjoy their caramel apples at Wilson Farm in Lexington.

(Left) Stand-in actors row past the the Old Manse Boat House along the Concord River during filming of "Little Women" at the Minute Man National Historical Park. (Right) (L-R) Truman Faroni, 9, Lennon Faroni, 5, and Alden Faroni, 11, all of Belmont, enjoy their caramel apples at Wilson Farm in Lexington.

Shawn Solomito, driver of the #66 Chevrolet Acme Sanitary, Natural Design Concept, during the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Sunoco World Series 150.

Shawn Solomito, driver of the #66 Chevrolet Acme Sanitary, Natural Design Concept, during the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Sunoco World Series 150.

(Left) Holliston senior captain Scott Elliott celebrates their 48-0 win against Ashland. (Right) Concord-Carlisle senior Phoebe Meyerson, junior Emily Harrington and senior Caroline Stevenson pose with their temporary "Psych Night" tattoos.

(Left) Holliston senior captain Scott Elliott celebrates their 48-0 win against Ashland. (Right) Concord-Carlisle senior Phoebe Meyerson, junior Emily Harrington and senior Caroline Stevenson pose with their temporary "Psych Night" tattoos.

Carmen Garcia poses for a portrait at her family's home in Framingham. After moving from Puerto Rico, Garcia receives support from the Neighbor Brigade while she undergoes chemotherapy treatments.

Carmen Garcia poses for a portrait at her family's home in Framingham. After moving from Puerto Rico, Garcia receives support from the Neighbor Brigade while she undergoes chemotherapy treatments.

(Left) Senior Isa Dray and junior Lucia Kolk hold hands during a walkout to protest Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court at Arlington High School. (Right) Camille Bernstein, left, and Heather Martin, both of Franklin, share a moment during the Service of Comfort, Consolation, and Solidarity hosted by the Franklin Interfaith Council at St. John's Episcopal Church.

(Left) Senior Isa Dray and junior Lucia Kolk hold hands during a walkout to protest Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court at Arlington High School. (Right) Camille Bernstein, left, and Heather Martin, both of Franklin, share a moment during the Service of Comfort, Consolation, and Solidarity hosted by the Franklin Interfaith Council at St. John's Episcopal Church.