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Portfolios and Such…

Hello old friends! This here website has been sitting rather idle lately due to the mother of all artist’s blocks. It is a problem I have had often over the years and the best way to work through it is to actually WORK through it – start making shit and see if the people like it. The first items being posted are my new portfolio pages. I am rolling out individual pages for the following types of photography: Architecture, Interiors, Cityscape, Street Photos, Travel and Nature, Humans, and maybe a wildcard page for uncategorized works that I like to make. The items contained within each page will change as new good stuff pours in (hopefully), and everything can be purchased as a print or digital download – the sales interface will come a bit later, but if you see something you like just email me and we can work out a deal. Think of it as a bespoke photo store where the coolest kids shop.

I have relied too much on Instagram, its users, and it’s wonky algorithm as my only artistic outlet for far too long. It is time to show more high quality content here, which should be easy since we just moved to New York City where there is cool stuff happening ALL THE TIME (seriously, this town doesn’t stop ever). Don’t worry though, there will still be a six-times-weekly post on Instagram until Zuckerberg and company try to “fix” it again (it still irks the hell out of me that we can’t see everything chronologically – bastards!).

Lastly, if any of you, my lovely readers, have anything you would like to see more or less of on Afield, please feel free to reach out to me. Ultimately, this platform should be a two-way communicator – a collaboration between me and the wider world and by golly I want some discourse and engagement so comment and email and reach out as much as you can and I will be here to reply. Thanks for reading and have a lovely day.

 

 

 

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Afield in the Press

Hemingway wasn’t above a bit of shameless self-promotion…

I had the pleasure of doing a short interview with Boston Voyager about my work and what it’s like to be an artist in Boston – If you haven’t much else going on why don’t you click here and read about your boy Peter, Cheers!

http://bostonvoyager.com/interview/check-peter-molgaards-artwork/

 

 

© Peter Molgaard and Afield Book, 2012-2019. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of photographs and original content without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used provided that permission is granted and that full and clear credit is given to Peter Molgaard and Afield with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. If you would like to use any of the imagery displayed you may send your requests to molgaardpmo@gmail.com

Old South Church, Boston

I hardly ever see pictures of this church except from the finish line angle during Marathon Monday. I suppose when you have to compete with the Hancock Building, Trinity Church, and the Boston Public Library all within spitting distance, you occasionally get ignored. Fun facts, the congregation, not the building, was assembled in 1669 and had such honorable congregants as Ben Franklin, Mary Chilton, and William Dawes (Paul Revere’s lesser-known night-riding presumably hell-raising homie).  The building pictured above was finished in 1875 and, as churches go, looks pretty sweet. You can read all about it here and here.

 

© Peter Molgaard and Afield Book, 2012-2018. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of photographs and original content without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used provided that permission is granted and that full and clear credit is given to Peter Molgaard and Afield with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. If you would like to use any of the imagery displayed you may send your requests to molgaardpmo@gmail.com

Westward in Comfort and Style

There were bad decisions made that fateful night in 2010, right TMO?

The last time Blondie and I went camping, biblical rain showers mixed with a shallow bowl-shaped campsite caused our little haven beneath the trees to become a giant pain in my swamp-ass. That next morning, after a near-mutinous and soggy night, we packed up everything in silence and, upon arrival at our place in the city, we deposited the sodden muddy fabric of our camping kit directly into the dumpster. That, according to Blondie, was the end of that BS – no more sleeping on the ground – that was Summer 2010.

Since then, our many outdoor ventures together have been cabin or lodge based – usually near a bar –  and that seems to suit us both as we like a bit of pampering and a stiff drink after a day of adventuring (who doesn’t?). Our most recent trip to Big Sur was, however, a departure from the norm in that we were going to get back into a tent, but this time a tent with a bed and lights and a sink with fresh running water. Yes, we decided to give glamping a try.  Ech! Personally, I cannot stand the moniker “glamping” as it implies that this old mountain man has gone soft, but in reality it is a cloth cabin with a comfortable bed that is great after a long day of being outdoors. Depending on the campground, you still get to do all the fun campfire stuff, you still need to be vigilant about forest creatures running off with the Doritos (seriously, guard those chips), and, in our case, you still get to be nestled into a mountain niche under a tall stand of coastal redwoods, but you get to do it all with comfort and style and there is absolutely nothing wrong with comfort and style.

Please read on to find out more about our first foray into the luxe-camping life and check out all of the pretty photographs that I made for you… Read more

Downtown Double Crossing

 

Mistakes were made and the culprits were dealt with severely.

One of the pleasures of working with old film cameras is that sometimes a mistake is made that turns out better than the originally intended shot. I think this is one of those times. For those of you keeping track, the photos are of Washington Street and the Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing. They were shot on Kodak Portra 400 with a Yashica Lynx 14e and processed/printed by the good people at ColorTek Boston.

 

© Peter Molgaard and Afield Book, 2012-2018. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of photographs and original content without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used provided that permission is granted and that full and clear credit is given to Peter Molgaard and Afield with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. If you would like to use any of the imagery displayed you may send your requests to molgaardpmo@gmail.com

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