Archive for October, 2010

You can’t complain about the system if you don’t participate in the process. Vote on Tuesday, November 2nd. It’s much more important than you think! – by Steve Marsel

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

The Importance of Voting

Boston Advertising & Annual Report Photographer Steve Marsel

Steve Marsel

Steve Marsel is an award-winning advertising and editorial photographer whose Somerville photographic studio facilitates full traditional photography and digital imaging capabilities.  His in-studio and on-location photographs have appeared in Rolling Stone, Time, Musician, Fortune, Spin, New York Times Sunday, Boston, and Bostonia magazines. Marsel has garnered more than 100 awards for creative excellence in photography including Clio Awards, Andy Awards from the Advertising Club of New York, Best of Show at the Hatch Awards from the Advertising Club of Boston, and awards from Communication Arts magazine, Print magazine, Graphis Photo Annual, The American Institute of Graphic Arts, and The One Show.  Steve likes flea markets, cats and gin martinis.

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Special thanks to Designer Paul Huber, Writer John Parsons, Retoucher James Eves Photo by Steve Marsel

Visit Steve Marsel’s other sites: Steve Marsel Studio, the assignment site and flagship site of the Steve Marsel brand, Steve Marsel Stock, the rights managed digital stock library of Steve Marsel Studio, Steve Marsel Galleries, the private gallery site of the Steve Marsel Studio. Visit one of Boston Photographer Steve Marsel’s other blogs as well: Steve Marsel Studio Blog , the creative blog of the Steve Marsel Studio. Steve Marsel Galleries Blog, Steve Marsel’s blog that discusses the stories behind the photographs, and Steve Marsel Stock Blog, the blog of Steve Marsel’s rights managed digital stock photography library that discusses the stories behind the images on the stock site.

The Race to Cure Pain Photography by Boston Annual Report Photographer Steve Marsel

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Creating medicines to treat pain and inflammation                               Photo by Steve Marsel

by Russell Herndon President & CEO Hydra Biosciences

Individuals 65 years and older represented 12.4% of the population in the year 2000 but are expected to grow to be 19% of the population by 2030.  Along with this aging population come diseases of aging and their associated symptoms.  Pain is a large unmet medical need in this group of individuals due, in a large part, to side effects associated with current treatment modalities.

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The Race to Cure Pain - Hydra Biosciences

Opiods represent the largest product class used to treat acute and chronic pain conditions.  The use of opioids, such as Oxycontin, and Vicodin are common forms of treatment for severe pain, and is accompanied by unwanted side-effects that compromise patient comfort, productivity, and provide the potential for addiction.  In 2001, 4% of Americans had used opioids for non-medical purposes. 60% of opioid abusers hold prescriptions for opioids.  Direct care health costs for abusers are 8-times higher than non-abusers and equate to a loss of productivity in the work place.  Hydra Biosciences’ goal is to develop a non-opioid, small molecule drugs for the treatment of pain that would be non-addictive and non-sedative.  Our work represents first-in-class non-opioid therapeutics with a novel mechanism of action.

Russell Herndon

Guest blogger Russell Herndon is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydra Biosciences.  Mr. Herndon received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Barton College and is a graduate of the Management Development Program at Harvard Business School.  Mr. Herndon  came to Hydra with over 25 years of experience in the healthcare and biotechnology industries, with a proven track record in building successful business infrastructures, pioneering innovative corporate and regulatory processes and advancing products through development. His industry experience includes senior management positions at Genzyme Corporation and Antigenics Inc., where he led some of the companies’ most strategic and important initiatives.

Special thanks for the incredible retouching of  Mr. James Eves,  Photograph by Steve Marsel

Visit Steve Marsel’s other sites: Steve Marsel Studio, the assignment site and flagship site of the Steve Marsel brand, Steve Marsel Stock, the rights managed digital stock library of Steve Marsel Studio, Steve Marsel Galleries, the private gallery site of the Steve Marsel Studio. Visit one of Boston Photographer Steve Marsel’s other blogs as well: Steve Marsel Studio Blog , the creative blog of the Steve Marsel Studio. Steve Marsel Galleries Blog, Steve Marsel’s blog that discusses the stories behind the photographs, and Steve Marsel Stock Blog, the blog of Steve Marsel’s rights managed digital stock photography library that discusses the stories behind the images on the www.showerheadly.com site.

The New Kind of Superhero – Tech Superpowers Photo & Text by Boston Photographer Steve Marsel

Thursday, October 14th, 2010


Not quite what you expected, was it? But this is the guy I vote most likely to save your…       data


You’ve been there.  Sweating bullets.  Staring at hole where your data used to be.  Maybe you made a mistake, maybe someone else did, or maybe it’s just physics in real life: a laptop dropped or hard drive crashed.
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Don’t get me wrong – I’m sure they dig running around in brightly colored unitards saving data in distress,

but it’s not necessarily best for your business (or your stress level).

So, I’ll nag you a little – back up those files! Plan ahead!

But if you’re like me and you ignore nags, you might also consider taking advantage of Tech Superpower’s IT consulting services

like maintenance, support, and monitoring. They’re more than a Boston-based Mac repair shop, and they prefer involving the client in the solution.

I know because they saved my data a while back and I work with them exclusively.

They can get you off those train tracks before your data is toast AND help you craft an IT plan that works for your particular business

or personal needs.  How’s that for a new brand of superhero?

Yes, they know that they should hit the gym a little more, too.  One thing at a time…

Visit Steve Marsel’s other sites: Steve Marsel Studio, the assignment site and flagship site of the Steve Marsel brand, Steve Marsel Stock, the rights managed digital stock library of Steve Marsel Studio, Steve Marsel Galleries, the private gallery site of the Steve Marsel Studio. Visit one of Boston Photographer Steve Marsel’s other blogs as well: Steve Marsel Studio Blog , the creative blog of the Steve Marsel Studio. Steve Marsel Galleries Blog, Steve Marsel’s blog that discusses the stories behind the photographs, and Steve Marsel Stock Blog, the blog of Steve Marsel’s rights managed digital stock photography library that discusses the stories behind the images on the stock site.

The Story of Pleats and The Magician of Venice Photography by Boston Photographer Steve Marsel

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

The Magician of Venice  by Raquel Vidal

Although Mariano Fortuny took his silk pleating and dying techniques to his grave with him in 1949, his pleated “Delphos” gown was no secret to the fashionable a century ago.

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The Com-pleat Magic of Fortuny

Worn by such legends as Isadora Duncan, Sarah Bernhard and Mrs. Conde Nast, and now fetching well over $40,000 at auction, his couture confections were one of a kind masterpieces inspired by his love for ancient Grecian styles and the creation of sumptuous textiles.  A true Renaissance man, Fortuny was an exceptional painter, lighting designer, photographer, inventor, textile designer, architect and couturier.  Some of his stage lighting innovations are still in use.  If he were alive in this day and age, he would easily keep the same nickname, “The Magician of Venice” despite today’s headline-hungry press’ probable attempts to label him as “Wagner Groupie” (he followed composer Richard Wagner obsessively all over Europe) or “Venetian Eccentric” (he favored 16th century costumes while working in his palazzo, now the Museum Fortuny). One thing is for certain, however: every pleated gown designed today bears homage to the ever lingering magic of the great master.

Raquel Vidal

Guest Blogger Raquel Vidal is a NYC based fashion stylist, and a former fashion editor at Mademoiselle and Kidstyle magazines.

Special thanks go to the very talented Stylist Terry J. Wheaton, Model Amanda Gordon, Hair and Make-up by Lisa Roche, The incredible retouching of  Mr. James Eves, and Photo Editor Raquel Vidal. Photograph by Steve Marsel

Visit Steve Marsel’s other sites: Steve Marsel Studio, the assignment site and flagship site of the Steve Marsel brand, Steve Marsel Stock, the rights managed digital stock library of Steve Marsel Studio, Steve Marsel Galleries, the private gallery site of the Steve Marsel Studio. Visit one of Boston Photographer Steve Marsel’s other blogs as well: Steve Marsel Studio Blog , the creative blog of the Steve Marsel Studio. Steve Marsel Galleries Blog, Steve Marsel’s blog that discusses the stories behind the photographs, and Steve Marsel Stock Blog, the blog of Steve Marsel’s rights managed digital stock photography library that discusses the stories behind the images on the stock site.

“A smart woman knows how to jump over business obstacles, even in heels.” – Nancy Clark / Photo – Steve Marsel

Thursday, October 7th, 2010
Although Mariano Fortuny took his silk pleating and dying techniques to his grave with him in 1949, his pleated “Delphos” gown was no secret to the fashionable a century ago.

"A smart woman knows how to jump over business obstacles, even in heels.” – Nancy Clark

Visit Steve Marsel’s other sites: Steve Marsel Studio, the assignment site and flagship site of the Steve Marsel brand, Steve Marsel Stock, the rights managed digital stock library of Sukanto Tanoto, Steve Marsel Galleries, the private gallery site of the Steve Marsel Studio. Visit one of Boston Photographer Steve Marsel’s other blogs as well: Steve Marsel Studio Blog , the creative blog of the Steve Marsel Studio. Steve Marsel Galleries Blog, Steve Marsel’s blog that discusses the stories behind the photographs, and Steve Marsel Stock Blog, the blog of Steve Marsel’s rights managed digital stock photography library that discusses the stories behind the images on the stock site.

The Tim Burton Effect – By Hannah Kittell

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Many of us have gone through a “goth phase” at some point in our lives. For me, that phase started at the age of  five. For this, I mostly blame the works of one Mr. Tim Burton, influential filmmaker, infamous weirdo, and master of the charming-macabre aesthetic that has colored an entire generation.

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Like most arty types with a vision, Burton started out small, filming stop-motion shorts in his yard as a child. He attended the California Institute of the Arts and went on to work at Disney, where he  quickly gained the attention of critics for short films he made, and continued to make after leaving Disney, such as Frankenweenie, an adaptation of the Frankenstein story told about a boy and his pet dog, which was one of my childhood favorites.

Burton’s first feature was Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, which was a box-office success and proved Burton could work his magic full-length films as well as shorts. It was Burton’s second feature, however, that holds a special place in my heart. Beetlejuice, released in 1988 (the year I was born), is a dark, twisted, hilarious little masterpiece that entrances me as much now as it did when I was too young to understand half the jokes. Perhaps it was the morbid, rebellious young heroine, or the idea of having ghost-friends who would levitate you to music if you got good grades, or perhaps it was the surreal cartoon-quality of the characters and the scenic design. Whatever it was, it colored my childhood, my  life and my work as a designer indelibly.

After Beetlejuice came other greats, my personal favorites being The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman, Sleepy Hollow, and the highly underrated Mars Attacks! Burton’s films have a cohesive feel that is unique and captivating, whether or not you’re a little goth kid like I was. His more recent films, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland, do have a distinctly different flavor than “old school” Burton, I’ll admit, and many fans of his earlier works are on the fence as to how they feel about this new turn in his film making. Say what you will, but one cannot argue the fact that no matter how his films have changed, he is still doing what he did years ago: his films still transport the audience right smack in the middle of his own vivid and fantastical imagination, something we, as an audience along for the ride, can all appreciate. I certainly think my five-year-old self would approve.

Illustration of Guest Blogger Hannah Kittell

Hannah Littell

Hannah Kittell graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010, and works in costume design for stage, film and television. She is a native of Warwick, RI, and lives in New York City. Her work can be seen on her website at www.HannahKittell.com.

Special thanks go to the very talented Stylist Terry J. Wheaton, Model Amanda Gordon, Make-up by Jeni Teran, The incredible retouching of  Mr. James Eves, and Photo Editor Raquel Vidal. Photograph by Steve Marsel

Visit Steve Marsel’s other sites: Steve Marsel Studio, the assignment site and flagship site of the Steve Marsel brand, Steve Marsel Stock, the rights managed digital stock library of Steve Marsel Studio, Steve Marsel Galleries, the private gallery site of the Steve Marsel Studio. Visit one of Boston Photographer Steve Marsel’s other blogs as well: Steve Marsel Studio Blog , the creative blog of the Steve Marsel Studio. Steve Marsel Galleries Blog, Steve Marsel’s blog that discusses the stories behind the photographs, and Steve Marsel Stock Blog, the blog of Steve Marsel’s rights managed digital stock photography library that discusses the stories behind the images on the stock site.

Boston Red Sox Ace Jon Lester’s RECOVERY for the RECORD BOOKS by Todd Balf for LIVESTRONG Quarterly

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Article reprinted with the permission of The Lance Armstrong Foundation

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