Why do people climb mountains?

Matthew Stein on Feb 23, 2014 8:49:00 PM

My favorite question.

Especially in job interviews. Their answer tells you a lot about their motivation for approaching problems and achieving goals. I've ...

Headshots for Organists, with Timothy Zimmerman

Matthew Stein on Sep 29, 2013 7:16:00 PM

New headshots needed.

Timothy ...

Rock Climbing around Boston

Matthew Stein on Jun 6, 2013 12:15:00 PM

60 feet off the ground.

All your weight is supported by a tiny ledge that only sticks out a measly quarter of an inch. You are 6 feet above your last clip, trying ...

Porchfest in Somerville

Matthew Stein on Jun 4, 2013 6:31:00 AM

Porchfest 2013 - Somerville, Mass.

People piled out onto the streets, and listened for the far off sound of their neighbors. Amps and drum-sets set out on the ...

Adventure photography and snowboarding in Aspen

Matthew Stein on Jun 3, 2013 1:04:00 PM

Breathing is hard.

Your feet barely move without enormous force of will.

Once you finally get the next step up, shifting your weight onto that leg takes ...

The importance of using Photoflo

Matthew Stein on May 24, 2013 6:13:00 PM

Clouds live outside.

Clouds don't belong in indoor pictures. This was taken on stage just before

Lilacs from King's Tree Farm

Matthew Stein on May 21, 2013 4:06:00 PM

Lilacs smell like spring.

Springtime in Boston always comes late for me. As a North Carolinian, I think flowers should start blooming in March. This business of ...

Painting with light

Matthew Stein on May 17, 2013 12:00:00 PM

Photographs evolve into out of darkness. Paintings begin with a white canvas. Our origins come from ...

How I learned to love the blur.

Matthew Stein on May 16, 2013 12:42:00 PM

I would delete pictures like these. If something had too much camera shake, I'd hate the picture. And then I slowly began to realize how this kind of speed

What not to do when developing film

Matthew Stein on May 15, 2013 5:07:00 PM

Amateur mistakes. Sheesh.

Anyone can rattle off a dozen advantages of shooting digital over film, and some people can even name a few advantages of film over ...