Gotta love the arts (A photo collection in color Part 3)

Welcome, this is the third part in my photography collection miniseries. I intend to make this a longer series in the future once were return to normalcy after this COVID 19 pandemic, but as of now with the limited amount of photos I’ve taken in the last three months I felt it was appropriate to make this a miniseries. Having said this the photos you’ll see in this post consist of the arts, from the visual side, to the music and I’ll even include sports in there too because after all that is entertainment too. Anyways if you enjoy this post leave a like and chime in if you’d like. Also follow my page so you be updated with future posts. As always peace and keep it real.

Title : The Creatives Den 
Location : Graffiti Alley, Central Square,  Cambridge MA
Site description : The graffiti alley is a visual artists heaven, I mean look how vibrant it is! All the graffiti has a story to tell whether it’s to simply captivate or educate with social commentary artwork. The graffiti alley is a landmark in the city of Cambridge for artists to showcase their bold art. In addition, the graffiti alley is home to Cambridge Hip Hop cypher notably called The Bridgeside Cypher. Local hip hop artist freestyle and put on a mini concert of sorts, and as a frequent attendant to that event I can say that you will not walk by without wanting to check out the excitement that the cypher delivers. 
Title : The house brings the fire
Location : House of Blues, Boston MA 
Site Description : Believe it or not this was my first time going to a House of Blues to see a concert. I’ve been to many venues to see concerts but this venue was a place to remember. I went to ASAP Ferg during his Floor Seats tour and man talk about insanity. From mosh pits, to cannabis smoke filling the club, to crowd surfing, it was like I said a time and place to remember. House of Blues is a music venue that started in Cambridge MA in 1992 and was founded by Isaac Tigret and SNL star Dan Aykord. The club would eventually open in multiple cities across the nation and as of now there are 12 club locations in the U.S.
Title : Mamba Mentality Way
Location :
Graffiti Alley, Central Square, Cambridge MA
Site description :
Once again at the Graffiti Alley this amazing mural is of the late Kobe Bryant and his late daughter Gianna Bryant was created in memory of the legacy of Kobe Bryant. I took this photo a week after the tragic deaths of Kobe, his daughter, and the other six people on the plane that were leaving Calabasas California. 
Title : My favorite pastime on timeout 
Location :
Pemberton Tennis and Basketball Courts, Cambridge MA
Site description :
First and foremost , I do not want to refer to this basketball court by the long name in the description above. Since the court is next to the middle school I attended which was named The Peabody School I have and will continue to call it the Peabody courts. Anyways this photo was taken a few weeks back as I was out taking a walk and I wanted to see after the pandemic happened if the courts open status would be affected by it. Evidently it was and it’s disappointing to know that this COVID 19 pandemic can sabotage my chances of playing basketball this Spring and Summer

Gifts of life (A photo collection in black and white)

Welcome, this is my second post showcasing my collection of photos I’ve taken before we entered this pandemic and quarantine situation. All these photos were taken around Greater Boston specifically Cambridge and Boston. As stated in the first part of my mini series of amateur photography I started this venture in beginning of this year and I look forward to taking more captivating snapshots to present here. In this post, in contrast to the last one which was all photos in color, these photos are all in black and white which are my favorite to take and look at. With that said, I hope you enjoy taking a look at my photo collection and if leave a like to show your appreciation. If you would like to chime in please do and follow my page so you can be updated on future post. As always peace, keep it real and remember we’ll return to things and people in our lives that we consider gifts of life and cherish them even more than ever.

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Title : On the tab
Location : Cantab Lounge, Cambridge MA
Site description : I took this photo moments before heading downstairs to perform at the Boston Poetry Slam which was one of the last live events I attended before the pandemic and quarantine. I hope to return in the future to perform my poetry during the Open Mic segment of the show.





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Title : Opening credits
Location : Apple Cinemas, Cambridge MA,
Site Description : This photo is from a Cambridge movie theater located on the North side of the city. As the title for this photo states, this was before the opening credits and trailers began. This is the time when movie attendants can sneak in a quick conversation and get situated as these two guys in the photo are doing.



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Title : At the pictures
Location: Boston Theater District, Boston MA
Site Description: Located in the heart of Downtown Boston the theater district especially the depicted Paramount theater’s glowing lights can be seen two streets down .
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Title : The night-time city block
Location : Central Square, Cambridge MA
Site description: This was taken during an night out in the city as I looked to search for thing to get into too.
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Title : Cornered in a booth
Location : Upstairs @ The Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub, Cambridge MA
Site description : Above of the nightclub/restaurant you’ll find a spot where comedy open mics, karaoke and mini concerts happen. Between local stand up comedians taking turns going on stage I took a quick photo before I had to divert my attention back to the show.

Entertain your sights : Part 1, A photo collection in color)

Since the beginning of this year I’ve been doing some amateur photography around the city I live in which is Cambridge MA and sometimes I would venture out to Boston and snap some shots as I take in the city’s landscape and head to a entertainment spot afterwards. This collection of four colored photos I took all comprise of places where I frequent and where we find daily entertainment from Bars/restaurants/lounges, Nightclubs, Comedy clubs, and bookstores to name a few. In addition, I will also add a description of the location and a little background on my motivation behind taking these snapshots. With that said, if you’re a professional photographer or amateur photographer and want to chime in please do because I’m always looking to hear feedback from people who do this craft consistently and exceptionally. Leave a like and follow my page so you can updated for future posts. Part two of my photo portfolio will be my next post. I hope you enjoy my work below and as always peace and keep it real.

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Title : Exploring chapters
Location :
Harvard University Coop, Harvard Square, Cambridge MA

Site description : Located in the heart of Harvard Square, The Coop is a bookstore I stop by whenever I’m in Harvard Square and looking to kill time before meeting up with friends to have a good night out. I stop by and browse the novels and scenery and come across new novels that peak my interest. As an avid reader and a collector of books this place always gives me comfort.
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Title : Bumping Baselines
Location : Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub, Central Square, Cambridge MA
Site description : The Middle East is a cornerstone in Cambridge for live entertainment. From concerts, comedy open mic nights, dance parties, and cuisine. I’ve attended this location a few times with every time always being a memorable experience. I look forward to go back there in the future. What the defunct Tunnel was to NYC in the 90’s, The Middle East is to Cambridge minus the constant insanity The Tunnel brought.
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Title : Table and chairs
Location : Tasty Burger (East Coast Burger Restaurant), Cambridge MA
Site description : This photo depicts the bar/lounge which is below The Tasty Burger restaurant. This is one of my favorite locations to go to, and even though I don’t drink I always stop by this spot to catch a game, eat and shoot pool. Not to mention it’s a great place to meet new people and have a good time.
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Title : A comedian’s therapy
Location : The Burren, Davis Square, Somerville MA
Site description : I began going to comedy shows last Spring and I continued going up until this pandemic hit us. I usually watched my comedy through means of comedy specials and I didn’t have my first live comedy experience until as stated last Spring. This photo depicts a venue that showcases a free comedy night on Wednesday at 10PM that I sometimes attended and a lot of local comics and Boston headlining comedians have made appearances here and I was witness to them.

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