Troy R. Bennett

Troy R. Bennett

Photographer

Troy Bennett takes photos and video for the BDN in Portland and beyond. Before joining the BDN in February 2012, Troy worked for the Times Record of Brunswick.
 
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Portland’s pigeon whispering poet wants you to keep your head up

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 4:28 p.m.
Sarabia writes poetry but he doesn’t call himself a poet. “I’m a language sculptor,” he said. “I’m too sexy to be a poet.”
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Giant clammers come to life outside a Portland bar

on Sept. 26, 2016, at 10:37 a.m.
Artist Susan Bartlett Rice of Walpole started the project — commissioned by the building owner — more than a week ago. This morning, she said, if the weather stays nice, she should finish by the end of the week.

Maine urchin divers move to swipe card system

By Troy R. Bennett on Sept. 22, 2016, at 12 p.m.
Phippsburg urchin diver Clint Richardson, 61, gathers the spiny creatures off St. George, then sells them, using the new swipe card system, in Portland.

25 years on, Portland band still 65 years behind the times

on Sept. 21, 2016, at 6:53 p.m.
Like a rare rockabilly 45 rpm record, the origins of King Memphis are enveloped in the scratchy crackle and hiss of times long gone.

King Memphis still rocking at 25

By Troy R. Bennett on Sept. 21, 2016, at 6:47 p.m.
Portland’s original rockabilly revival band, King memphis, is celebrating 25 years together at shows this weekend both in town and out-of-state.
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25 years on, this Portland band still 65 years behind the times

on Sept. 21, 2016, at 2:53 p.m.
Like a rare rockabilly 45 rpm record, the origins of King Memphis are enveloped in the scratchy crackle and hiss of times long gone.
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A new Portland web series brings strangers together to watch classical music

on Sept. 19, 2016, at 11:09 a.m.
The series, released under the pair’s Animal Magnetism moniker and in conjunction with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, sends strangers together to a concert.
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Spose drops new tune and one-take video filmed in Portland

on Sept. 16, 2016, at 8:06 a.m.
Spose saw the video portraying his story coming up as an independent artist and showcasing his journey, starting from nothing, to making it to where he is today
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The art of sauntering north with Thoreau

on Sept. 15, 2016, at 12:21 p.m.
I love Portland, my city, my home. But I never head for a bigger metropolis when I need to get my head out of town. I always look for the trees.
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6 photos that show Portland covered in fog this morning

on Sept. 08, 2016, at 2:23 p.m.
Portland was socked in by fog this morning. It’s a dreary dampness that’s been hanging around for a few days and looks to be settling in to stay at least one more.

Human trafficking: ‘Every day you’re trying to survive’

By Troy R. Bennett on Sept. 08, 2016, at 7:24 a.m.
Portland police Officer Mark Keller says his department only stages human trafficking sting operations a few times a year. He’d like to see more but resources, manpower and expertise are in short supply.

Portland graffiti depicts LePage in KKK

By Troy R. Bennett on Sept. 06, 2016, at 3:31 p.m.
An unknown graffiti artist in Portland recently created a large piece of work on the Eastern Prom walking trail near the sewage treatment plant depicting Governor Paul LePage in Ku Klux Klan regalia.
VIDEO
Portland tattoo artist Chris Dingwell goofs around before getting to work on finishing Deb Dusseau full sleeve of veggies. Dusseau is a long-time vegetarian.

A Portland woman is so devoted to being a vegetarian, she covered her arm in vegetable tattoos

By Troy R. Bennett on Aug. 29, 2016, at 4:09 p.m.
She sports an eggplant, peppers, mushrooms, peas, greens, onions, a radish and more than a few tomatoes on her right arm, from her shoulder down to her wrist.

Why this woman has an armload of veggie tattoos

By Troy R. Bennett on Aug. 29, 2016, at 4:08 p.m.
Deb Dusseau of Portland is commemorating ten years as a vegetarian by getting a full sleeve of vegetables tattooed on her right arm.
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A Portland woman is so devoted to being a vegetarian, she covered her arm in vegetable tattoos

on Aug. 29, 2016, at 2:24 p.m.
She sports an eggplant, peppers, mushrooms, peas, greens, onions, a radish and more than a few tomatoes on her right arm, from her shoulder down to her wrist.

Portland doctor describes telling government his brother had become radicalized

By Troy R. Bennett on Aug. 17, 2016, at 2 p.m.
Dr. Jabbar Fazeli talks in his Portland office on Tuesday about his difficult decision to inform the FBI in 2014 that his brother Adnan had become radicalized in his Islamic faith. Adnan Fazeli, 38, died fighting with Islamic State in Lebanon last year.
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The painter in Congress Square would finish faster if you’d stop asking so many questions

on Aug. 16, 2016, at 3:15 p.m.
Parkinson said she doesn’t mind the interruptions but she’d be done twice as fast without them.

Patrolling Bayside

By Troy R. Bennett on Aug. 16, 2016, at 8:41 a.m.
Portland Police Officer Daniel Knight patrols the city’s Bayside neighborhood. In an effort to improve the quality of life there, Portland is upping community outreach, police patrols and drug and alcohol busts in an effort dubbed “Operation Bayside Boost.”
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The animals of Deering Oaks Park, in photos

on Aug. 15, 2016, at 4:43 p.m.
Take a stroll through the park. Keep your eyes open and you’ll see the city critters, too.

Forced to leave

By Troy R. Bennett on Aug. 12, 2016, at 3:59 p.m.
Authorities have given nearly 30 residents of a homeless encampment of Brighton Avenue in Portland until Aug. 22 to leave.