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good times in portland

September 16, 2010

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more photos from my time in portland, maine a couple of weeks ago.

it’s always so fun to see a friend’s living space – how they decorate it and set it up. so i snapped some photos at maria & CDR’s place and ryan’s apartment while i was visiting, and i really felt inspired by it all. of course i had to shoot a photo at maria’s famous blue table, and ryan’s place has the most incredible dappled light … it was quite photogenic.

it was hot and summery when i was visiting, and in the evening, we had drinks and snacks on the deck as the sun set. and then we were off to dinner at fore street, which i had heard (and read) so much about. it did not disappoint – it was a fantastic meal and such a memorable night. i’ve been thinking about it a lot since returning to london.

speaking of inspirations, i loved reading this post from 2 or 3 things yesterday. i couldn’t agree more.  when a certain moment, photo, mood or place hits me and i can’t get it out of my head, it’s my favorite part of the creative process i think. that bolt of inspiration, being “in it” – it’s fun to see what comes out of it.

  1. coldcomfortcrafts permalink
    September 16, 2010 11:29 am

    Hello- stumbled upon your blog and had to say your photos are lovely!

  2. September 16, 2010 11:32 am

    we miss you!

  3. September 16, 2010 11:38 am

    great series of photographs!

  4. September 16, 2010 12:15 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful photos, as usual. The sense of summer in these is so palpable–I want to bookmark them all to look back on as the weather where I live gets greyer and wetter and Autumn approaches…

  5. September 16, 2010 12:17 pm

    I love this set of photographs. Your words on the creative process paired with the shared post were spot on. Happy Thursday, Brian.

  6. September 16, 2010 12:58 pm

    inspiring post, Brian.

  7. September 16, 2010 3:19 pm

    such wonderful images..i love all the light in really seems you had a great time on your trip…so much friendship in your images, great

  8. September 16, 2010 3:29 pm

    there’s so much good here, ferry.

  9. Anna permalink
    September 16, 2010 3:41 pm


  10. September 16, 2010 3:55 pm

    So good, wish we could have been there with you all. One day…

  11. September 16, 2010 4:58 pm

    Oh lucky you… great time, amazing pictures, ice-cream… all you need to be happy :) xoxo

  12. September 16, 2010 5:56 pm

    maria’s table is really only as big as all that?!

    funny what a few steps back will do for perspective. as true in photographs, i suppose, as life.

  13. September 16, 2010 6:35 pm

    that place looks so pretty. and i can see a story in this pics :) lovely

  14. September 16, 2010 6:41 pm

    These all have such a nice feel…very pleasant

  15. September 16, 2010 8:53 pm

    I really like these shots. You nailed every one of them.

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  17. September 16, 2010 10:24 pm

    loved this. makes me homesick for someplace that is not actually my home…

  18. September 17, 2010 2:43 am

    SO ! LOVELY !

  19. September 17, 2010 4:49 am

    oh such gorgeous photographs! I’m very happy to have stumbled across your blog. Thank you!

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  21. September 17, 2010 10:34 pm

    man, your photography is wild. i love it!

  22. September 19, 2010 2:03 am

    Your photographs are beautiful.

  23. September 19, 2010 8:19 am

    Hi Brian, I just came over through Orangette, and your images are beautiful. Your portfolio is just stunning. I will be back as this was just a wonderful discovery on my Sunday morning! Thank you!
    Carol @

  24. September 19, 2010 9:07 am

    I love those photos the colors are right, the light is perfect and the location is great too! Amazing post ^^

  25. Utku Ünver permalink
    September 20, 2010 4:37 am

    Not, good, these times seem to be great Brian. Your photos make me jealous. Congrats!

  26. September 21, 2010 11:28 am

    Something about flowers and chairs in windows with light streaming on them is just so fantastic. Great captures you’ve shared here.

  27. September 21, 2010 3:19 pm

    your photos are always great! The best atmosphere. Sometimes, I have no words to describe my feelings.

  28. BeneathTheSpinLight permalink
    September 22, 2010 7:20 pm

    I was just in Portland as well but you definitely snagged better photographs! I’m loving your blog big time. :)

  29. September 23, 2010 1:23 pm

    molly was right – your blog is lovely. thanks for your beautiful story-telling through photos!

  30. September 26, 2010 5:30 pm

    I stumbled here via Orangette also. Your photographs are absolutely wonderful. My fiance and I were also recently in Portland and dined at Fore Street… many mouth-watering memories of that meal, and many thoughts of “can we go back?”

  31. September 29, 2010 8:46 pm

    Maine is one of my favorite places too. Here are a few of my snaps from a not to recent trip to surf up there.

  32. October 11, 2010 8:27 am

    Hello! I’m also here via Orangette!
    Lovely work,
    You have a deft eye:)
    I’m in Nova Scotia, just up the coast:)
    Have fun in London.
    Cheers, Shelagh

  33. lauren permalink
    November 11, 2010 6:05 pm



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