I met K. Gretchen Greene, steel sculpture artist, while touring the Artisan’s Asylum in Somerville. A mathematician and attorney who has also worked as a ship designer, Hollywood animator, carpenter and jackhammer operator, her work combines complex intelligence with artisan welding skill in the form of fractal and wave-like reflections of silver, bronze and cobalt.
Zandra Rhodes, the fashion designer who was refused by industry manufacturers in the late 60′s for her avant-garde collection, came to be known as the “Princess of Punk,” and eventually honored with the title of Commander of the Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. She is known for her trademark punk cuts and safety pins, and counts Princess Diana, Freddy Mercury, and Debbie Harry among her clients. Here seen after receiving an honorary degree from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA.
On April 19, the day of the lockdown in the aftermath of bombings in Boston and Watertown, we began five days of shooting for BI Worldwide and Toyota Motor Russia with acclaimed French auto photographer Dominique Fontenat. The shoot involved several passes on the Zakim Bridge and then further north towards Gloucester. I drove the chase vehicle with production assistant Brian Winchester and the photographer, while a crew of professional drivers from Barcelona drove the subject car and the creative team. The driving was not for the faint of heart, getting tight frontals at 60 mph, side and forty-five degree views inside civilian traffic — and worrying about cautious police as we drove erratically with an international crew and a Russian Venza on a flatbed. Details of the Russian vehicle were later transposed to the subject American Venza.
Equinox Pop-Up Store by SG Blocks, Chestnut Hill, Newton, MA. SG Blocks “redesign, repurpose, and convert heavy-gauge steel cargo shipping containers into Safe Green Building Blocks for commercial, industrial, and residential building construction.”