A couple of weeks ago I received a call from an old friend who works at Lawyers Weekly in Boston. He wanted to know if I would be able to work on a story of a local lawyer (George Sibley) that rowed to work each day across Gloucester Harbor. As a photojournalist you find yourself working on varied stories but it’s always fun to shoot something that is indeed different. I wanted to go onto his boat for the shoot but it’s more of a pulling boat which makes it a bit tippy and there is not that much room to move around in the back as it is a double ender. So I opted to shoot from shore and not put my gear in danger of getting wet.
I was able to follow lawyer Sibley down to the waterfront and to his boat – then shoot him as he crossed the harbor and tied up at a local fishing float. He then walked up to the court house and left his oars in the entry way. A fun shoot.