Face of the Day – 8.5

Today’s face is a jeweler in New Hope Pennsylvania.

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A few years ago I was visiting my parents and my dad gave me a watch of his that I remembered from when I was a boy. This wasn’t some fine heirloom timepiece, just a run-of-the-mill Timex from the early 70s I guess. And to be honest, it wasn’t the watch that was special as much as it was the band. Leather, almost two inches wide, it was emblematic of its time.

Try as I might to get it running, the watch wouldn’t work. So one morning when we were in New Hope to have some breakfast, run some errands and look around I brought it in to have it looked at. This was the person who looked at it. When we came back later that day she gave me the bad news – the watch would need a fair amount of work.

Since the watch wasn’t what made it cool I replaced it with a newer run-of-the-mill Timex. I wear it from time-to-time and always get compliments. It’s a cool watch.

Daily Dozen – Enjoy Bill Joy!

Over the years – by a path I can’t explain – I’ve had the opportunity to become involved with MIT. It’s one of my favorite places for a whole lot of reasons. One aspect of my involvement is as a photographer for various events. The Communications Forum, the Futures of Entertainment, Media in Transition, Unbound and emTech are some of them and they’ve all be awesome. Bill Joy, one of the co-founders of Sun Microsystems and now a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, was one of the speakers at emTech 11. He’s heavily into energy now and had a great on-stage chat with Jason Pontin of the Technology Review. Here are some of my photos from that session. enJoy them. hahahahahahaha!

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Daily Dozen – Men with Round Glasses

A while ago I did a set of people wearing rectangular glasses, the official specs of the hipster set. Actually they’ve gone way beyond that crowd and are taking over the planet. That’s not to say there aren’t other styles out there and one of the most popular is definitely round. I spent a little time looking for round glasses in my photos and came up with a batch of them. It’s

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Daily Dozen – Men with Hats and Glasses

Today’s set is a silly set. A set that makes no sense. While looking and thinking about the theme this is what struck me. Some are old, some are new (but not too new). Some time I should do a hat census to see how many of each hat style I have. I suspect the baseball cap is number one, followed by the knit, then the flat cap. I’ll need to look into it. For now though, here are men wearing glasses and hats of all sorts.

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Daily Dozen – Rimless Wonder Goggles

After the super popular rectangular glasses, I think rimless might be the second most popular style. I have a set here of fully rimless glasses (top rims only might be another set in the future). Some of these glasses are so subtle you might not even know they were on someone’s face is you just saw them in passing. I don’t know how I feel about the rimless look. It’s odd that no one has come up with translucent arms. That would make glasses virtually invisible. Maybe they do have them – have you seen them?

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Daily Dozen – Not Exactly Hats

The set of hats was fun but while I was putting it together I came across a handful of photos of people wearing other things on their heads or in their hair. Some of these things were hard to pass up when I did that set so I’ve decided to share them today. Headbands, flowers, feathers, etc. – all of them manage to find their ways onto people’s heads. See what you think.

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Here’s Kate wearing a shawl of some sort. And looking beatific.

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Just a headband – not that exciting but it still counts.

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This pillow might have been comfortable but I can’t imagine it would stay in place very well.

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A faux floral headband as part of a Hawaiian Halloween costume.

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This is a barrette (I think) but it’s big enough to warrant inclusion.

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Glasses are always a popular head topper.

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Is a hood a hat?

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A bandana?

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Snow is only temporary but it’s still on his head.

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This seems more like a kerchief to me.

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A classic napkin noggin cover.

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A profusion of purple feathers.

There you have it. Fancy! Hope you liked them.

Fresh Faces 29 – Rectangular Glasses

I had bigger plans for today’s Faces but I’m too busy to pull it together. It will be coming over the weekend I think and is going to be a set of people singing. That will have to wait though. For now, I’m showing a dozen people wearing rectangular glasses. I’ve had a pair for a few years and see them everywhere these day.

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This woman was at PodCamp Boston 3. It was the first event where I really went to town photographing faces (I think 150 people that day). She’s pretty and her glasses look good.

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I don’t know how I feel about the white edge on this pair. It makes them look a little “future is now.”

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I took this picture outside Kinsale in Boston on night. I thought this woman was really attractive.

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This is Brian. I see him around Boston at various technology and social media events. I’ll bet if I really looked I’ve got at least a few pictures of him. He’s a nice looking guy.

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This is my old colleague and total pal Sheila. You’ve seen her in a paper hat, now you see her in rectangular glasses.

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Here’s Geoff Livingston at the old MIT Media Lab sportin’ the recs.

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This is Carissa. I’ve taken her picture a few times over the years. At some point I should do a set of the first photos I’ve taken of people (assuming there’s more than one of course).

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This is my brother-in-law Matt. He’s got a different take on rectangle with the rimless top thing going on.

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This woman is at PodCamp Boston 5. PodCamp Boston 6 is this weekend but for the first time in years I won’t be there. Bummer.

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This is Dan Kennedy from Northeastern speaking at MIT. I’ll be photographing him at MIT again later today.

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This woman just has the loveliest blue eyes. I should probably do a blue eye set soon. Her frames are another take on rectangles with the lower edge missing. It looks good.

There you have today’s dozen. Rectangular glasses. What will I think of next? Tune in tomorrow to find out.