1. The last few nights have been quite cool in the Boston area. When I took our dog Sam for an evening walk last night, my phone told me that it was 47 degrees outside. I threw on my denim jacket and a scarf. The flip flops were pushed to the back of the closet.

    So here are some of the last photographs of summer.

    Over Labor Day weekend we made a day trip to Crane Beach which is about an hour from our house. It was our first time there. The beach just beyond the parking lot was extremely crowded. But a 15minute walk south along the water, was quiet and wide open. It was a gorgeous day. The sun was out, the sand was hot and the waves were cool.

    I cherish days like that.

    (All photographs taken with a Leica MP and Kodak Portra 400 film scanned at Richard Photo Lab in California)
     
  2. James

     
  3. James. August 2014


    "In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous" — Aristotle
     
  4. Exploring the west coast of Ireland — August 2014. 

    "My heart is quite calm right now. I will go back." — James Joyce

    (All photographs above were taken with a Hasselblad 503cw and a Carl Zeiss Planar T* 2.8/80 lens on Kodak Portra 400. Film was processed and scanned at Richard Photo Lab in California.)

     
  5. Rabias, Spain. August 2014.

    One of my favorite memories from our trip was this super chill day where just hung out at the beach. Lauren spotted it on a map and we took a chance and drove over. I think there were less than 20people on the beach that day.

    (All photographs above were taken with a Hasselblad 503cw and a Carl Zeiss Planar T* 2.8/80 lens on Kodak Portra 400. Film was processed and scanned at Richard Photo Lab in California.)

     
  6. Cong & Galway, Ireland. August 2014.

    We spent the last few days visiting & exploring County Galway and County Mayo. One of the best meals we had during our stay in Ireland was definitely at Kai Cafe & Restaurant which is located in Galway’s West End. The food, scene, location, artisan beers and owners David and Jessica are wonderful. 

    Today we are driving back to Dublin for one night and then will make our return for Boston.

    Our summer getaway is coming to an end. 

     
  7. Adare, Ireland. August 2014.

    After leaving Kenmare, we drove to Adare for the weekend. It’s a beautiful place with a mix of thatch roofed cottages, gardens, excellent food and numerous historic sites.

    Today we are headed further north along the west coast. 

     
  8. We are currently in Adare, Ireland but I just received my medium format film scans from our travels to Spain. 

    These photographs were taken in Picos de Europa National Park which is about 30km inland from the northern coast of Spain. I’m so grateful that we had an opportunity to explore and witness that part of the country. It’s a beautiful place and couldn’t recommend it more.

    All photographs above were taken with a Hasselblad 503cw and a Carl Zeiss Planar T* 2.8/80 lens on Kodak Portra 400. Film was processed and scanned at Richard Photo Lab in California. 

     
  9. Ring of Beara, Ireland. August 2014

    Yesterday afternoon we drove around the Ring of Beara. It took us about 3.5hrs but we could have easily spent all day exploring the ring. Every turn reveals something new and different. These photographs fail to capture what we saw today — it’s absolutely stunning. I’m hoping the photographs I made with the Hasselblad will do this place justice. 

    This afternoon we will depart Kenmare. I wish we could stay longer but with a week left we have two more places to visit before heading home to the States. 

     
  10. Farran, Ireland. August 2014.

    Lauren still has cousins living in Farran, a small village about 20km from Cork. A lot has changed since our last visit to see them. The town has more shops, new restaurants and many new homes have been built.

    But you can feel the economic downturn which hit this country substantially. It is on everyone’s mind everywhere. We hear the value of land in their village has gone down over 5x from the peak a few years back.

    And yet some things haven’t changed around here at their home. Taking care of their cows every day, brown bread every morning, tea every afternoon, music, dancing, and laughter around the kitchen table. And of course, the swearing. Oh man the swearing. “for fucks sake” has become as common as breathing :)

    Today we are leaving Cork and heading to further west to Kenmare, which is a small town in the south of country Kerry.