Friday, October 22, 2010

I shot the Sheriff...

Well sort of...

My friend and fellow early morning gym-rat (Planet Fitness, Windham, ME), Kevin Joyce is running unopposed for Cumberland County Sheriff this year up here in Maine. I'd been busting on him because his campaign photographs presented him in a far too somber way, not showing his warm and friendly persona and wonderful smile. 

Ok, you bitch long enough, you get the job!!! 

So I shot him...

Kevin is an interesting guy, he has been a cop for over 25 years, beginning as a reserve officer as he worked his way through school. He has had about every job within the Sheriff's Department and even did a stint with INS. There is probably no one that is better qualified to run the Department. His experience, professional demeanor, management skill set, and his compassion for all of us, blend nicely for a perfect fit. 

From my perspective, his only downfall is that he's a Democrat, but a good one indeed. I'm voting for Kevin regardless. 

And Thanks to the immortal Bob Marley for the tag line. 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Up the Maine Coast

Before this entry begins, please check out the Thomas L. Hartwell Photography website. The site has had a complete overhaul, with more to come soon, so keep checking back. Thanks Gordon, for all your good work. 

So, in September, Betsy and I journeyed up the Maine coast a couple of times. The first to Bar Harbor, and the second to Boothbay Harbor. Mostly goofing off, making photographs, checking out the art scene, and undertaking that never ending search to find galleries that will hang my work. Some good, some not so good, but that's always the way. 

We did meet a couple of interesting characters in Boothbay. The first was a talented artist, Allen David who owns and operates the Allen David Gallery. Here's a pic of Allen hard at work. 

Then we met Steff Deschenes, a self described ice cream freak, and author of a great book titled the Ice Cream Theory, a very funny and insightful read. Buy the book, it's worth it. Go to for more info. 
Here's a pic of Steff, hawking her book in front of Sherman's book store. 

We scouted out a couple of galleries that might like my work and i may like them, we'll see. 

All for now,