Seize The Day [Return To Middlesex School]



"O Captain! My Captain!" Robin Williams, quoting Walt Whitman in Dead Poets Society. That's the classic film that comes to mind when I'm shooting images at the beautiful Middlesex private school in Concord, MA. It's an inspiring place where you just want to grab an old book, curl up in an ivy-covered corner, and read.

I first had the pleasure of photographing the campus for their publications in the summer of 2007, and would like to thank both David and the school for inviting me back once again this year for a second round.

It was an exciting challenge to canvas the grounds once more, to discover new angles and explore an approach that would read unique from our first pass. Having covered the school from a more conventional perspective the first time around, this session freed us to experiment with the point-of-view, to get in closer on the nooks and crannies, and broaden the portfolio we've been building upon.

The new printed books look fantastic, and it's always a thrill to take pictures in what I will forever consider to be my first home, Boston. Carpe Diem!

Publication: Middlesex School



While visiting Boston, I had a great opportunity to shoot some architectural photographs for Middlesex School, a private preparatory school located in Concord, Massachusetts. The picturesque campus was featured in the 1992 film School Ties. It's a beautiful location, nestled against a backwoods pond, the grounds charged with Ivy League atmosphere and old New England charm. A big change from the Los Angeles landscape!

The focus of the photography was to create a collection of images that could be used for the school's recruiting and promotional materials. The pictures were crafted with a clean, traditional feel, so as to showcase the purity and beauty of the campus and its natural surroundings. Select images were recently included in the school's 2008 publications. It's always a real treat to see your images in press.

I'd like to thank David Livesey for involving me on this assignment. David is extremely prolific in the printing industry, always producing work with top-notch print quality, and it's been a real pleasure participating in one of his projects.

Here's a sampling of the photography, some of which appear in the publication.