I'm not one to brag......BUT, I was published recently.
Yep....published I say!
In a magazine!
On the back flap of this particular magazine, right there under the heading, IMAGE CREDITS: is my name, Mark Finucane and yes, they even spelled F-I-N-U-C-A-N-E correctly which in itself is a minor miracle.
I shouldn't be surprised. These folks are quite smart. Did I mention the magazine is called,
Harvard Design Magazine? That's right people, I just dropped the big "H word" on you.
Not just Harvard. This magazine is published by the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Yep....Harvard.....Grad School.........that's how I roll!
Let me tell you how this all came about. One day out of the blue I received an email from a very nice woman who works for this publication. She told me that one of the articles that they plan to run in the upcoming HARVARD DESIGN MAGAZINE has to do with the subject of "ballast water." A google search landed one of my photos in their lap, so they contacted me and asked for my permission to use this particular photo in their magazine. (They work at HARVARD...so naturally they have really good manners. I would expect nothing less.)
Have I mentioned that the magazine is called HARVARD DESIGN MAGAZINE?
"Hell yeah" I told them, "publish away." I even offered to send them my complete iPhoto collection. This is HARVARD we're talking about, but it seems they were not interested in my family vacation photos.
Just ballast water. I was cool with that.
So, from this point on, I will be associated with Harvard till the end of time. Yep, "I'm published in HARVARD DESIGN MAGAZINE." My name will be linked from now until the end of time with the likes of John Adams, our 2nd president of the United States and one of the "Founding Fathers," and John F Kennedy...you may have heard of him. Bill Gates walked the same halls, well, read the same magazine I did.
Mark Finucane, merchant seaman and ballast water photo journalist, with contributions to HARVARD Design Magazine.
I like the sound of that.
Thanks to Meghan, the Publications Coordinator for Harvard Design Magazine
for letting me use the photos that appear in this post.