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Helping Seniors in Darien


Aging in Place + Gallivant is a wonderful social services agency in my home town of Darien, CT. Seniors are assisted in many ways, helping them to stay in their own homes and lead healthy, happy and safe lives. Check out the website of this terrific organization.

Recently, I had the pleasure of working on a newspaper campaign for AIP+G with my friends at 341 Studios, a local marketing and design firm. The advertisements that 341 Studios created are appearing over 8 weeks in our local newspaper, The Darien Times. The ads feature volunteers, clients, donors and board members of AIP+G. I did the photography for the ads. This was a fun project to work on!

Pictured above is Charlie England, who is both a board member and a volunteer. Charlie helps seniors with small repair jobs in their homes. He happens to be a close friend of mine as well.

We’re still in the middle of the ad campaign. There’s a different ad each week – if you read The Darien Times, watch for them; they’ll run through the end of April. Below is the ad that appeared with Charlie’s image last week.

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.



Vacation Bible School

by Blake Robinson

July 4th, 2011    1 Comment     Add Comment
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Last week at my church, Saint Luke’s Parish in Darien, CT, we had a Vacation Bible School, with kids from our church as well as children from several surrounding communities. Some of the kids came from nearby homeless shelters. What an amazing week – 250 kids, doing crafts, singing, learning a little bit about faith, getting to know one another and just having fun.

I had the privilege of photographing each of the 14 “tribes” – the Asher tribe is shown above.  And I also shot, from a rooftop, the whole VBS community, as shown below.

kids in the memorial day parade

Just posting a few grab shots from the Memorial Day Parade in my hometown of Darien, CT.  I couldn’t help wondering what the kids of some other countries  are doing today – Somalia or Yemen, Libya or Malawi. I hope someday the children of each of those countries will have a fun day such as our kids had today. It won’t be the same of course, nor should it be. But I pray for a better life – peace, stability, hope and joy – for all the world’s children. Some Day.