Yeah, down by the river
Down by the banks of the river Charles
Aw, that’s what’s happenin’ baby
That’s where you’ll find me
Along with lovers, buggers and thieves
Aw, but they’re cool people
Well I love that dirty water
Oh, Boston you’re my home
Oh, you’re the number one place
– Dirty Water by The Standells
One year ago, we introduced you to 2 Guys Photo Featured Photographer, Frank Villafane (see here). I was initially drawn to his work because of some of his night photos I had seen posted on-line, but quickly learned of Frank’s passion for travel, urban, and railroad yard photography. I’ve been impressed by his growing body of work (see here)… and growing success as a professional image-maker.
Frank describes 2014 as a breakout year for him with his images being featured in a variety of places (for example, here) and just a few weeks ago, Ed and I were contacted by an art director from Arizona looking for Frank’s contact information based on the 2 Guys Photo post.
The images featured here are from my own hometown, Boston, which Frank and his also talented partner-in-crime photographer, Rose, visited recently. The top shot is from Paul Revere Park and of the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge. Stunning.
Frank, Rose and I had a chance to meet at Jacob Wirth, a 144 year old restaurant in Boston’s Theatre District. Frank’s the good looking guy on the right! The food, the beer and certainly the company were all outstanding.