This year, the Jewish High Holidays looked a little bit different in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. I was called by my friends at Temple Israel of Boston to come document their virtual Yom Kippur services, held to an audience of many online but to an empty sanctuary on site. It was super interesting to be a fly on the wall to document this process. Here is a gallery of some features from the two day shoot.
Last Friday, Dropkick Murphys returned to Fenway Park to deliver their “Streaming Outta Fenway” performance with no live audience. Streaming from the infield, the band was joined remotely by Bruce Springsteen for two songs via the video board in centerfield. The socially-distanced performance benefitted the Boston Resiliency Fund, Feeding America, and Habitat for Humanity, Greater Boston.
Here is a gallery of my photos from three nights of rehearsals and the performance. It was a long three days, but I’m happy to be shooting. I won’t forget this one!
The Red Sox today paid tribute to those who lost their lives in combat by dropping the American flag over the Green Monster wall in Left Field. The flag drop was punctuated by a bugle performance of Taps by Medford, MA, native Robert Bean, a retired member of the U.S. Marine Corps and National Guard.
It was neat to be inside the empty ballpark for this beautiful little event. I utilized remote cameras to get multiple angles of the drop since I could only be in one spot. Glad they all worked out and go the shots I needed!
Below is a behind the scenes video I made for my YouTube channel.
A convoy of 50 ambulances, representing the state’s more than 20,000 paramedics, EMTs, and 911 dispatchers, traveled from UMass Medical Center in Worcester to the warning track inside Fenway Park today.
The event took on even greater significance this year because of the unprecedented response to the COVID-19 crisis from EMS professionals and their colleagues across the state’s medical community.
What an awesome display of appreciation for the EMS professionals across the state! Grateful to have been there to shoot this.
Boston Red Sox head groundskeeper Dave Mellor and his team created a stencil in the outfield grass in recognition of Nurses and other front line responders amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The pattern features a socially distanced version of the Red Sox hanging sox logo, and a message displaying “❤ Nurses.” Below are some aerial images and photos of the field, as our photo and video team was granted special access to the empty ballpark.
For the most recent episode of new YouTube show “Some Good News,” actor and Massachusetts native John Krasinski partnered with the Boston Red Sox to deliver the surprise of a life time to healthcare workers in Boston.
Krasinski surprised medical staff of a COVID-19 unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with a video message from Red Sox legend David Ortiz and four free Red Sox tickets for life.
The staffers then got to ride on a specially commissioned Duck Boat to an empty Fenway Park, where they threw out a ceremonial first pitch, ran the bases, posed for pictures, and received special scoreboard video messages from Red Sox players, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.
The episode of “Some Good News” is embedded above, and a gallery of photos from the special trip to Fenway Park is below. It was a surreal experience to be inside the ballpark to shoot this. Proud of our Red Sox crew for always stepping up to the challenge and delivering the content when it’s needed.