a wicked old lady from boston

fine art + documentary photographer

nonfiction writer + armchair philosopher

www.awickedoldladyfromboston.com

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The Caster #bw #blackandwhite #fishing #Rexhame #southriver #massachusetts  (at Old Mouth of the North River, Rexhame Dunes)

The Caster #bw #blackandwhite #fishing #Rexhame #southriver #massachusetts (at Old Mouth of the North River, Rexhame Dunes)

Roxy & Mitt the Elephant #goldenretriever #love #dogs

Roxy & Mitt the Elephant #goldenretriever #love #dogs

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Portraying Pit Bulls with @sophiegamand

To see more flower-power pups, follow @sophiegamand on Instagram and check out some of Sophie’s favorite rescue accounts: @nyanimalrescue, @secondchancerescuenyc, @animalhaven, @tohanimalshelter.

New York photographer Sophie Gamand (@sophiegamand) first started the Pit Bull Flower Power series to show the breed in a new, softer light. She teamed up with several rescue groups to photograph pit bulls that were up for adoption with a new perspective to open hearts. Sophie creates headpieces for every photo shoot, patiently gluing fake flowers together in different shapes and sizes then matching the color and styles to the dog. “People are afraid of them, but the fact I was able to put flower crowns on their heads and photograph them like this says a lot about their temperament! They were all sweet and loving.”

When it comes to working with canine models, Sophie explains her process: “I make little noises behind the camera to catch their attention when I photograph the dogs, and very often they would come over to check on me and kiss me.”

On set, Sophie has a handler to help distract the dogs from the crowns delicately balanced on their heads. She views the shoot as a mini-training session for the dogs. “Usually after the shoot they are ready to go to bed.”

Awesome.

Roxy is exhausted after a walk and swim at her favorite spot, The Old Mouth of the North River. #goldenretriever #massachusetts

Roxy is exhausted after a walk and swim at her favorite spot, The Old Mouth of the North River. #goldenretriever #massachusetts

Should We All Take a Bit of Lithium? - NYTimes.com

abbyjean:

Lithium is a naturally occurring element, not a molecule like most medications, and it is present in the United States, depending on the geographic area, at concentrations that can range widely, from undetectable to around .170 milligrams per liter. This amount is less than a thousandth of the minimum daily dose given for bipolar disorders and for depression that doesn’t respond to antidepressants. Although it seems strange that the microscopic amounts of lithium found in groundwater could have any substantial medical impact, the more scientists look for such effects, the more they seem to discover. Evidence is slowly accumulating that relatively tiny doses of lithium can have beneficial effects. They appear to decrease suicide rates significantly and may even promote brain health and improve mood.

Hanging at the Sinclair #streetphotography #nightphotography #NPy (at Sinclair, Cambridge, MA”)

Hanging at the Sinclair #streetphotography #nightphotography #NPy (at Sinclair, Cambridge, MA”)

Day’s End — Had enough energy last Monday after I returned from Boston to shoot along my favorite “roads.” #fourmondays  (at Old Mouth of the North River, Rexhame Dunes)

Day’s End — Had enough energy last Monday after I returned from Boston to shoot along my favorite “roads.” #fourmondays (at Old Mouth of the North River, Rexhame Dunes)

Shadow Play #bw #fourmondays #geometry (at BIDMC Farr)

Shadow Play #bw #fourmondays #geometry (at BIDMC Farr)

Element #fourmondays #bw (at BIDMC Farr)

Element #fourmondays #bw (at BIDMC Farr)

Francis Street #fourmondays #streetphotography  (at Brigham and Women’s Hospital)

Francis Street #fourmondays #streetphotography (at Brigham and Women’s Hospital)

City Traffic #fourmondays #streetphotography (at Project Hope)

City Traffic #fourmondays #streetphotography (at Project Hope)

Boston Cyclists Union #fourmondays (at Dudley Square)

Boston Cyclists Union #fourmondays (at Dudley Square)

Too Pooped to Play  (at North End, Boston, Massachusetts)

Too Pooped to Play (at North End, Boston, Massachusetts)

hazelfuzz:

Who wouldn’t want a #houseboat? #seattle

I would really enjoy a well-designed small home like these. But I want mine high and dry.

hazelfuzz:

Who wouldn’t want a #houseboat? #seattle

I would really enjoy a well-designed small home like these. But I want mine high and dry.

"Reading Room" — #NorthEnd #Boston #massachusetts

"Reading Room" — #NorthEnd #Boston #massachusetts