I am a Boston event photographer working in a creative, documentary style. What started as a hobby taking concert photos, has turned into work as a freelance Boston event photographer for nightlife, social, networking and corporate events. View my photography portfolio at Sooz Photography.
The National Assessment Governing Board’s symposium in October featured remarks from Governor Deval Patrick and regional leaders in government, education, business, and civil rights.
Sooz photography provided event photography services for the National Assessment Governing Board’s symposium on October 24, 2011 at the Westin Waterfront in Boston. View the photo gallery to see more photographs from the event.
About the event:
The NAEP 12th Grade Preparedness Commission is currently hosting a series of symposia across the country to discuss how The Nation’s Report Card can serve as this critical indicator. The Boston symposium, the second of the series, will convene regional leaders in government, education, business, and civil rights to obtain local perspectives on the utility of the NAEP initiative and its relevance for Massachusetts.
Before officially moving on to new projects, Hey Mama reunited for two “Bring It Back Home” shows in Burlington, VT and Boston.
After calling it quits several months ago to move on to new music projects, Hey Mama reunited for a couple “Bring It Back Home” shows in Burlington, VT and Boston in early October 2011. See the concert photos I shot of Hey Mama and their old-school country rock and roll friends Girls Guns & Glory on Exploit Boston!
There are few things more awesome than making your way through Harvard Yard while hearing the old soul rock and roll sounds of OldJack hitting you from from Harvard Square. The band performed on the main stage at this year’s 33rd Annual Oktoberfest in Harvard Square.
I doubt I could possibly mention enough how much I love living so close to Union Square in Somerville. It’s somehow managed to stay a “real” neighborhood with an emphasis on local first.
I doubt I could possibly mention enough how much I love living so close to Union Square in Somerville. It’s somehow managed to stay a “real” neighborhood with an emphasis on local first — and there are always fun and interesting events happening thanks to groups like Somerville Local First, Union Square Main Streets and the Somerville Arts Council. SAC hosted the first Hungry Tiger Street Festival on Saturday night — turning Union Square Plaza into a swarm of people, street food and music — and the enormous tiger made out of wire mesh and decorated colorful plastic sheets.
I shot event photography at OUTSPOKEN, part of Queer Women of Color and Friends annual QWOC Week.
Last year I tagged along with friends to an event called OUTSPOKEN at Precinct. It was part of Boston’s Queer Women of Color and Friends’ “QWOC Week.” I’ll confess, whenever I heard the words “spoken word” it’s not something I would generally seek out for an event. But OUTSPOKEN was good, very good. I learned about London Bridgez — and now when someone says “spoken word” I’m not so quick to judge. I happened to have my camera with me last year and shot a bunch of photos.
When a friend with a car says he wants to take photos at a location you can’t generally get to — you know it’s going to be an awesome day. As a result of my friend Mike visiting from New Jersey, I finally made it out to Minuteman National Park outside Lincoln, MA a few weeks ago for a photo walk. It was a perfect day to capture photos of the lush green landscape, flowers and the occasional squirrel.
Here are a few of my favorites from that day. You can see all of the photos in my photography portfolio. I ordered a 20″ x 30″ metallic print of the first photo and it turned out superb. If you like my photography work and feel inspired to order a print, please do! The watermark of course is not shown on ordered prints.
The Drupal community celebrated the release of Drupal 7 with release parties around the world on Friday, January 7th at 7pm. I attended the party hosted by the local Boston Drupal User Group at Revolution Rock Bar in downtown Boston and helped with event photography. Dries Buytaert, creator of Drupal and co-founder of local Boston tech company Acquia attended the festivities as well as state senator Sonia Chang-Diaz (whose website is built with Drupal). You’ll see some “Drupal blue” hair in the photos, too.
photo taken outside Journeyman Restaurant, 9/23/2010, 7:30pm
Journeyman recently opened in Union Square, Somerville after a year-long adventure bringing the restaurant to life. They’re located at 9 Sanborn Court towards the back of the same building that Ronnarong is in across the alley from The Independent. I took a look at the menu information on the website and it mentions that they can accommodate dietary restrictions beyond just omnivores and vegetarians. Looks like my vegan friends should join me there sooner than later!
The big window in the photo was originally boarded up. After removing all the wood they transformed the space into a huge, beautiful window that is now the home to an enormous herb garden that extends from floor to ceiling at the front of the restaurant.
Journeyman is the project of a handful of food-loving friends who believe that fine dining should be a comfortable, intimate, and delicious experience. We’ve created a small, refined restaurant that serves elegant but unpretentious food and drink with relaxed and respectful service.
Our food comes from local farmers and artisans, often people we know and respect in our personal lives. We grow edible herbs and flowers in our window garden, and are working to become an active member of the Union Square Community by supporting as many local producers as we can, including some neighborhood favorites like Taza Chocolate and Pretty Things beer.
Our beverage program focuses on the strange and wonderful back alleys of production, featuring wines made in traditional ways in unusual areas, beers brewed with special care all over the world, and a wide selection of superb aperitifs and digestifs. We bring in our teas from Upton, and our coffees from Counter Culture, and the selection rotates regularly.
I’ve been making a lot of tofu scramble since I became vegan in March; but I hadn’t tried out Post Punk Kitchen’s recipe yet. I finally made it for lunch today. Unfortunately I didn’t have all the ingredients that their vegan tofu scramble recipe called for (including nutritional yeast) but I did have all the spices so I used my variation on the vegetables: brussels sprout, peas and vidalia onions. The resulting scramble was very tasty; but I have a feeling that the nutritional yeast is an important ingredient. I’ll have a legit vegan kitchen when I buy some of that — it’s included in many recipes.