While home sick, and hard at work editing product shots for Cambridge, Massachusetts based artist and designer Annie Meyer, I stumbled upon this photo session we had with some of her amazing handmade spoons and cheeseboards. 

I’m such a big fan of Annie’s pieces and work ethic. She’s really helped me to appreciate those early woodworking classes I had as a kid, as well as appreciate wood as muse and material in contemporary art, craft and design.  

Check out Annie’s website, and if you’re interested in dusting off those woodworking skills, look for her spoon making classes at Jamaica Plain’s historic Eliot School .

-Kareem

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A photo session I had with writer Thomas McBee a few months back. I’ve photograph Thomas a bit over the years, and this session was one of my favorites by far…mostly because I had new gear to play with, and in part to the fact that I got the shots I had thought out.

Seeing as I just received even more gear, due to my BDAY, I may have to go to NYC for another session with my good friend.

Thomas’ writing can be seen in such online and print publications as ViceThe New York Times, TheAtlantic.com, The Believer, Salon, and BuzzFeed. You can find his engaging and compelling column "Self-Made Man", which is on it’s 23 installment, over at The Rumpus.   

Happy Reading,

-Kareem

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Pictures from a surprise trip I took to Oakland, CA. 

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Pictures from a surprise trip I took to Oakland, CA.  

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Pics from my surprise trip to Oakland, CA. 

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VIDA: Women in Literary Arts Prom, Spiking the Punch Bowl 2013, photographed for Boston Phoenix Magazine. The reading and dance party was hosted at Boston’s Daisy Buchanan’s, and was part of the (AWP) Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference & BookFair.  

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts Prom, Spiking the Punch Bowl 2013, photographed for Boston Phoenix Magazine. The reading and dance party was hosted at Boston’s Daisy Buchanan’s, and was part of the (AWP) Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference & BookFair.  

Renata Certo-Ware at VIDA: Women in Literary Arts Prom, Spiking the Punch Bowl 2013, photographed for Boston Phoenix Magazine.

Renata Certo-Ware at VIDA: Women in Literary Arts Prom, Spiking the Punch Bowl 2013, photographed for Boston Phoenix Magazine.

Paisley Rekdal at VIDA: Women in Literary Arts Prom, Spiking the Punch Bowl 2013, photographed for Boston Phoenix Magazine.

Paisley Rekdal at VIDA: Women in Literary Arts Prom, Spiking the Punch Bowl 2013, photographed for Boston Phoenix Magazine.

Nicholas Adamski at VIDA: Women in Literary Arts Prom, Spiking the Punch Bowl 2013, photographed for Boston Phoenix Magazine

Jake Forrest & Alia Hamada Forrest at VIDA: Women in Literary Arts Prom, Spiking the Punch Bowl 2013, photographed for Boston Phoenix Magazine.

Jake Forrest & Alia Hamada Forrest at VIDA: Women in Literary Arts Prom, Spiking the Punch Bowl 2013, photographed for Boston Phoenix Magazine.