By: BostonTamCam - Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016 - 6:26pm
My name is Tami Nguyen and I am a student from Boston University. I am also a photographer at The Boston Calendar and a camera operator at TD Garden. My BU classmates and my hometown friends know me as the girl who is always too busy at school or at work, but I am just like any other student I know in Boston – I work hard to obtain great education and learning experiences for a better future for myself and my family.
I am just like you. I was, and still am, upset about last night’s results. And, of course, I shared my views on Facebook:
I see your true colors. Half of this country has openly voted for the oppression of LGBTQs, minorities, and women’s rights.
What’s it like to be so privileged that you aren’t fearing for your friends and family right now?
Why did I post those statuses? Here is the thing, Boston. Our city may be a liberal bubble (I obviously voted YES on Question 4), but here are real occurrences I have experienced in the best city in the world:
The other day at a Celtics game, a woman screamed at me, “Why aren’t you a cameraMAN?” 2x.
I am a woman in a male-driven industry.
At other photography gigs, I usually hear stereotypical Asian jokes or disparaging remarks about my skin, culture, ethnicity.
I am a Vietnamese American in an ignorant community.
Sometimes I hear, “Go back to where you came from.”
I was born and raised in Methuen, Massachusetts.
In all situations, I usually try to laugh everything off and stay professional.
I know there is already a lot of hatred and ignorance in the world, and last night revealed that half of this country is full of this. I am truly scared what doors Donald Trump will close on those who are marginalized.
I’m ashamed to be an American today, but I’m not losing my faith in humanity just yet. You should not either.
I see everyone is rallying by Boston Common and the State House, but I urge you to not use violence or profanity or stoop so low.
Remember to consider Obama’s remarks from this afternoon:
You have to stay encouraged. Don’t get cynical. Don’t ever think you can’t make a difference.
And remember Hillary Clinton’s speech earlier in the day:
“Fighting for what’s right is worth it.”
Let’s see how everything plays out. No glass ceiling was shattered last night but maybe one day.
By: Jim Martinho - Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 - 1:38am
Kids get one night to party on Halloween — you get all week. (Image source.)
Great news! Halloween falls on a Saturday this year. Even better news? We’re still partying for the whole week. Dress up in a different costume every night (or wear the same one over and over, nobody cares) to as many costume parties, band tribute shows, and horror movie marathons as you can handle.
By: Jim Martinho - Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 - 4:30pm
You’ve been wiping the sweat off your brow and dreaming of fall weather for most of the last month, and now it’s finally here. So throw on a cozy sweater and feel the leaves crunch under your feet on your way to one of Boston’s many street fairs, artists’ open studios, university lectures, the first-ever HUBWeek festival, and so much more. Oh, and all of these events are FREE to attend, because those pumpkin spice lattes aren’t going to pay for themselves, and no, the guy whose weird name is written on your cup instead of yours isn’t going to pitch in, either. (more…)
By: Jim Martinho - Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 - 1:21pm
Photo by leecullivan on Flickr (Creative Commons license)
You did it, Boston. You survived another endless winter. Except it did end, finally, and now you can go outside without making sure you brought your Chapstick and cradling your phone to your bosom to preserve its battery life. Throw on a hoodie, maybe a light jacket, and check out some of these 200 events happening in April, possibly Boston’s greatest month of the year (that T.S. Eliot was full of crap).
By: Jim Martinho - Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 - 2:18pm
Between all the events rescheduled from last weekend and lots of new stuff, you have plenty of options to get out and support local artists and businesses. They’ll be extra happy to see you, and you’ll be extra happy to be there, probably because it took four hours on the T, but you made it so have some fun and forget all the times you cursed out all of humanity in the past week. (more…)
By: Jim Martinho - Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 - 1:20pm
(Photo credit: Todd Van Hooser / Creative Commons)
Hey everyone, Jim from The Boston Calendar here. If you can’t find a way to get out of town for the long weekend to avoid the gigantic mess that is moving day in Boston, make the best of it with some pretty sweet theater, arts, and music events. Or just stroll around and make up aSeptember 1st drinking game: Moving truck stuck under a bridge on Storrow? Take a shot. Recent grad fighting with his mom because he wants to assert his independence but also has no earthly idea how to hang up curtains? Finish your drink. You get the idea. (more…)
By: Georgia Paraskevopoulou - Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 - 1:20am
Haven’t we all, from time to time, questioned ourselves whether this is a good picture? Even photographers frequently don’t know how to think about pictures. We tend to say “I like it” and then, when it comes to “why is it nice,” often it goes unanswered. If vision is the ultimate end to end tool, I can’t help but wonder if the way we see, or better yet look at the world, could be frankly very subjective. Having said that, we can not ignore one exception to the rule: Brian!
Brian learned photography in the auto-didactic manner and there isn’t a day that goes by without experimenting on new angles and places or improving the style and texture of a picture. His gallery offers dynamic views of the city, illuminated with lyrical sensitivity. Lucky enough to spend some time with Brian, we are going to unfold the way he shaped his IG account through this last year and discover the aspects that have made him Boston’s favorite “Iger.”
To start, when was your “initiation” to Instagram? Were you into photography before that?
Not really. I always thought it was weird that people obsessed over those little square photos on their phones. But then I started instagramming my walk to work last April, and now I am as obsessed as anyone.
Acorn Street by @brianmcw
What kind of camera do you use and what is your most used application before uploading a picture? (more…)
By: Jim Martinho - Friday, Mar 28, 2014 - 11:05am
(Photo credit: Chaval Brasil/Creative Commons)
So you’ve heard that MBTA late-night service starts tonight, but they’re only going to keep it around if it makes money. It’s basically your civic duty to go to the bar, stay until closing time, then sort of mill around on the sidewalk sharing cigarettes with strangers, searching their sad eyes for some passing hint at real human connection and, finding none, jump on the T around 2 a.m. That’s after you hit up some of these fun events happening this weekend, obviously. (more…)
By: Morgan Prudden - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 - 12:01am
It isn’t your average Sunday morning coffee date when you get the chance to spend it chatting with the Bostonian behind the Twitter handle we all look to for the latest on Boston happenings. I was lucky enough to sit down and chat with the @OnlyinBOS at Pavement Coffeehouse on Boylston to find out a little more about how the account works, the success behind the tweets, and how this person created this well known Boston persona all within the constraints of 140 characters.
Let’s kick things off by asking you about the local king of 140 characters, @BostonTweet. Have you met Tom? Are you trying to do something similar to him? If not, what makes your account different?
I have not formally met @BostonTweet, but we have been at the same events. (more…)
By: texasinboston - Friday, Mar 7, 2014 - 9:49am
“Cold sunset on the Esplanade last night.” Posted to IG by @brianmcw.
As you already know, The Boston Calendar launched an Instagram (IG as we in the biz like to call it) account less than a month ago. We gained 332 followers and 75 posts in such a short amount of time! Before we delve into our own Instagrammers (IGers), let’s check out who we think you should be following. This is my biased list of the Top 10 Boston-Based Instagrams: (more…)