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by the man-in-plastic – j. kiely jr., photographer, pilot, diver and sometimes nerd

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A One Image.

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This is a first. There are 365 front page above the fold pictures in the Boston Globe each year. On Saturday April 11, 2009 that picture was taken by me. In this case I made the image while at the behest of a commercial client who, in turn, distributed a small sub-set of images to the local media. AP also requested to use the picture. Off it went. Pretty amazing, although it all pales to what the photo shows. Amazing technology and skill at the BWH and darn fine people too. Just a cool lucky thing all around.

cover of Boston Globe - my picture in middle

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April 11th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

Things Done in Denver.

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I left ‘my’ newspaper. To date it still publishes something each day. I don’t check up on it all that often. To be honest, I’m done caring.
That’s kind of a loaded statement and not totally true.
It hurts too much to care most days. ( someday I’ll write about this – not yet )
More than halfway across the country a really nice well made, well reported and just a nice place to work from what I have been told no longer is anyplace at all to work.

The owners of the Rocky Mountain News have shut the doors.
The video that they have made of this closing is exceptionally well done.
You should check it out.

The Rocky’s Last Edition

Written by j.

February 27th, 2009 at 10:27 pm