Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Meet Jerry

I met Jerry on Washington Street at Downtown Crossing. As you can see he is a mounted police officer, a member of the Boston Police Special Operations Unit. Jerry patrols the Downtown Crossing and the Back Bay Fens (commonly called "The Fens") area of Boston. The Fens is where the Red Sox play baseball at Fenway Park, and the Museum of Fine Arts is located.

17 comments:

Nabeel said...

Cops smile and pose for pictures in Boston?

joo said...

You have nice police where you live - he looks very friendly:)

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

a very happy chap! I also like your monochrome symphony photo. Superb!

Malyss said...

In every of your portraits, people are smiling; So I guess they like the fact that you photograph them. I wonder what they think about your project, (do you explain the whole thing ?), do they ask you your blog adress to visit it and see their pictures?..Is noone afraid or distrustful?..
If you go on that way, I think you'll be able to publish a beautyful and interesting book about people of Boston!

Marie said...

I find this photo fantastic because first the police officer is smiling and second because here the general population "hates" the police (which I really regret). Bravo !

And a big thank you for your comment on my blog. I feel very frustrated with my current camera.

Marie said...

I find this photo fantastic because first the police officer is smiling and second because here the general population "hates" the police (which I really regret). Bravo !

And a big thank you for your comment on my blog. I feel very frustrated with my current camera.

brattcat said...

This is really an amazing portrait. You can see so much in his face. Yes, he's smiling. But he's definitely a complex character. You captured something indefinable but essential about him in this photograph.

Cezar and Léia said...

What "magical word"did you say to him? He looks cool and friendly!
Wonderful post!
Congratulations!I think you are soooo kind and he couldn't say no for posing for this shot!
Léia

cieldequimper said...

Hi Jerry, pleased to meet you! Clueless, we can't stop you now that you've started! Great shot!

Lois said...

Looks like he's enjoying his job! Nice shot!

EastCoastMidwesterner said...

Honestly, I used to like police until I moved to Boston.

Boston cops are the worst.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

How nice Jerry let you take his photo. Police on horseback seem more approachable somehow. ;-)

Marie Reed said...

Jerry my man! It's nice to meet you! He probably has one of those cute Boston accents that every cop seems to have in that town too:)

Marie-Noyale said...

That is a nice area to patrol!!!
I have noticed too in NY city that police men horseback riding are more friendly...

John said...

Great capture!

Jacob said...

Nice portrait...I think mounted police can be quite effective. Seems to be a friendly sort.

gogouci said...

Great portrait.