I was recently published in three different magazines over the past month: Colloquy, Architecture Boston and Spirit Boston. This post is about the shoot I did for Harvard’s latest Colloquy issue. The feature story is titled “Life in The Yard”. It was a different project than what I’m used to shooting for the magazine. The goal was to give the readers a sense of what it’s like to live, work, and study in Harvard Yard by capturing day-to-day activities of current Harvard GSAS students.
Here are the rest the tearsheets that feature my work in the issue. The News and Notes section has a picture of Harvard Horizons scholar Fenna Krienen. You can see more photos from the shoot I did with her and the other seven scholars here. That was easily one of the most fun shoots I’ve ever been assigned.
I frequent the Harvard area enough to know what’s attractive about it, so shooting the environment that encompasses the life of a student wasn’t too difficult. The iconic buildings, the colorful chairs, statues, there was a lot to pay attention to. Not knowing exactly how the images were going to be formatted or sequenced made the shoot less regimented and more fun. I knew because of that uncertainty, I found myself hours later shooting more than I was asked, capturing nooks of Harvard that I haven’t noticed before.