The November Project is a free fitness movement that meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in locations throughout Boston. Though "the tribe", as the group calls itself, has expanded to cities across the U.S. and internationally, it all started in Boston.
It has been a busy month juggling work and final projects and exams, but luckily, this means I've been doing a ton of photo work. Here are some selections of singles and stories from the past weeks:
Midnight Marathon Bike Ride
Approximately 1,000 riders biked the Boston Marathon route beginning at midnight the night before the marathon on April 18 in Hopkington, Mass., and ending at the finish line in Downtown Boston. Riders took photos and chatted at the finish line before heading over to the Boston Common Coffee Co for a pancake breakfast at about 3 a.m.
Israel Indie Freedom Fest
On Sunday afternoon, April 17, 2016, dozens of students attended the Indie Israel Freedom Fest on the Boston University Beach. The event, hosted by Boston University Students for Israel, featured camels, colored powder fights, a silent disco, and traditional food. Partway through the event, Boston Students for Justice in Palestine arrived at the event to protest. They chanted, help signs, and marched around the event.
Over 20 Boston University students from various on-campus organizations competed in the Rhett's Challenge, an eating challenge where participants had to eat a triple bacon cheeseburger, a basket of hand-cut fries, a root beer and an eight-scoop ice cream sundae in thirty minutes on March 29, 2016 in Boston University's Metcalf Ballroom in Boston, Mass. The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity hosted the event which raised money for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America organization.
I had the opportunity to cover Marco Rubio's Primary night event on Tuesday in Manchester NH, as the first in the nation Primary results came in, and it was an incredible experience full of unusual characters, passionate supporters, a lot of waiting and watching, and a lot of excitement. Here are my picks from the day:
Until recently, I wasn't a huge fan of shooting sports. I had gotten into a habit of focusing only on Boston University players, and only the action on the court, field or ice, because that was usually what was needed for The Daily Free Press, but now I am shooting sports for features, and therefor I am only on the hunt for stories; action doesn't mean much if there is no story behind it. I shot a great basketball game on Sunday that sparked a renewed interest in sports photography. It was an intense back-and-forth match with significant student support, which is unusual at a school like BU. It was a thrill to try to capture the tangible tension of the game and the excitement of winning.