Following Boston

FALL 2018

The Following Boston
Documentary Series Returns…


Hailey Carlson

“Following” Producer, Michael Kalish

The definition of what it means to be a “photographer” has dramatically changed over the past few years. It’s no longer reserved for those who just shoot film, or receive a paycheck to do so. Social media was largely responsible for this shift in how people view the medium and photographers. Once Instagram was solidified as a social media giant, it became a running joke that its users were actual “photographers.” The term “social photographer” grew from this skepticism, and used to identify those who were incredibly talented and possessed the ability to tell stories with their images. This was the major catalyst for Producer Michael Kalish, in creating the “Following Boston” documentary film series that launched summer 2015.

Following Boston... Great Photography.
— Nikki Sixx / Motley Crue

Leveraging Instagram as the pulse and distribution channel for the series, @FollowingBoston has become the hottest hub in Boston quickly approaching 25k followers, and more than 200k images tagged #FollowingBoston by hopefuls looking to have their photos featured… or perhaps to be selected to host an upcoming episode.

Looking ahead to 2019, Following Boston will hold it's first Film/Arts/Music Festival in (and around) the city of Boston... please stay tuned for information on what is guaranteed to be an incredible networking experience!



Michael Kalish (Creator/Producer), Kenton Van Natten (Editor), Douglas Gordon, Grace Deacon, Alex Enman, Skoty Rea (Cinematographers), Oscar Alvarez, Jason Cooper, Chris Rocco, Debbie Poutsiaka, Neha Singh, Sam Swan, Nicole Schiarizzi, Kristi Perry, Heather Wahlers, Brian Epstein, Jason Benjamin, Phe Chhom, and Whitney Otte (Production Assistants)

Oscar Alvarez, Ann Jiang, Evan Beauvais, Kathryn Riley, Danyson “Dee” Tavares, Jules Lesinski, Chris Rocco, Kiana Gibson, Curtis Reid, Joy Clark, Greg Dubois, Sally Cooper, Saili Kline, Juan Murray, Erin DeFuria, Akshay Kokil, Andrea Fanelli, Hailey Carlson, Michael Kalish, Cassie Cardelle, Mark Elzey, Michal Mangan, Amber Namery, and Kevin O'Leary


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