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A majority of my work focuses on cityscapes and urban photography – catching an image or unique angle on everyday subjects (sometimes from a moving car).  Rowing teams on the Charles, the re-construction of Brigham Circle and local architecture are just some of the subjects of my photos – done mostly in black and white.  So much can be said about who we are by our surroundings and where we choose to live.  It is my hope that my photos present a time capsule of the Boston area.  And black and white format gives a depth to the pictures and brings out dimension that I miss in color.


My iPhone’s portability lends an ease that I’ve never before encountered in taking photos.  New to photography I’ve only been taking photos in earnest since the death of my father in November 2012 (until then I’ve been your typical hobby photographer).  A native to Arlington, MA, I relocated to Boston with my husband for work and school after twenty-six year hiatus in New Hampshire.  Wedged in traffic with Harvard University on one side and the Charles River on the other, I noticed the flurry of activity around me.  Something caught my eye.  The Charles was inundated with early morning crew teams.  I simply took out my iPhone 4 (I have upgraded twice since then) and started taking pictures – not even knowing if I was going to get anything good.  With a few quick edits I started to post my crew team photos.  Several people gave me positive feedback and when someone finally said “you should have a show” I started getting serious about my photography.  My foray into artistic photography was a happy accident.  My brother, a graduate of the Mass School of Art, talked incessantly about the industry.  I mentioned doing a show and suggested that we could do one together – more of a motivation for both of us to promote our art work rather than just talk about it.  Right now my equipment consists of an iPhone 6 and editing apps. It might be time to upgrade again... My newest challenge is to re-learn how to use a film camera as I was given my father’s 1952 Leica after he died.


Mary Jodoin

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