Sometimes photojournalism is serious. Sometimes it’s scary. Sometimes it’s boring. Occasionally, it’s driving around Somerville taking pictures of the best Christmas lights.
The Illuminations Tour is an annual event put on by the town of Somerville. Participants buy tickets and take a trolley tour through different neighborhoods to see the displays residents have erected this year. I drove to the displays rather than riding on the trolleys. Here’s what I saw. I’m not huge on Christmas, personally, but while I was shooting for the Somerville Journal that night I photographed some people who embodied the friendly, generous spirit I imagine Christmas is supposed to be about.
I hope your winter traditions are as bright as the Illuminations Tour this year. See you in 2020.