Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Here's some older photos I have of Haviland Street. Thought they would belong in here, but not technically part of the project.

If you have an interesting shot of Haviland Street I would be glad to include it. 

Piano Player

Orange Haviland

Sunlight on 149

Light in the Alley

Mural in the Snow

Edgerley Road- Winter

Monday, October 20, 2014


October 20-26 2014

Went out this evening after dark with just a 50mm prime lens. No tripod or flash. I cranked up the ISO so these are a little grainy. Hope to add a few more later in the week, but 4 days of rain forecast. Maybe get some cool rain shots.

 This is the old door for TCs Lounge- Now being rehabbed.

Panda Behind Bars

Panda Bar Decal

Backlit Tree

This next one was pretty much an accident, but I ended up really liking it. 

Not the best photo- way under exposed and needed a lot of work to get it viewable, but it's such a great moment and the ultra graininess gives it a strange retro look. 

Home to Bed

Friday, October 17, 2014

Week 1


October  13-19




Hauling Dirt to Playground


Shadows and Spokes
Edgerly Playground Rehab

Lots of Freakin Data!

Welcome to the Haviland Street Project

Haviland Street October 2013
The project is taking a small urban street and documenting it over the course of a year. Why? Well, two reasons really. I thought it would be interesting to take a small street and see how it changes over the seasons and different times of days. The different people, the different light and of course the seasons. The second reason is I thought it would be a good photography exercise. By chronicling a relatively small street I will need to be constantly looking for new and interesting shots.

Why Haviland St? I live right off Haviland Street, so I thought it would be easy and convenient to pick a street nearby. I like that it's small- it only runs about a block and a half. It's a small but busy street- in the heart of East Fenway, it's surrounded by music schools (Berklee, New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory) and right off busy Mass Ave It has the right mix of interesting, but not too interesting, so I'll have to work to find worthy images.

I'm setting a few simple rules for myself-  All shots must be taken either standing on Haviland St or have some piece of Haviland Street in it. I want to get at least 3-4 photos up a week. The photo must be taken the week it is posted.

I will try and comment on some photos, but probably not all. I have some photos already of Haviland St and may post a few old photos in a separate section. The above photo is from last October.

I will sort the images by week , but also tag images with helpful things like night shots, seasons, etc.

If you live in the neighborhood, I hope you enjoy seeing the street in a, hopefully,  interesting perspective.  If you don't live nearby or have never been here ( or even in Boston ) before I hope you can still find it interesting.

Look for the Archives to the right to see each week. Thanks for stopping by. 

Please feel free to leave comments-- they mean a lot and will get me out shooting each week even when it's 20 degrees out.