It being the holidays and all I had a moment to actually watch the news last night. Normally I'm in bed for the national news at six thirty because I work the overnight shift. So it goes. I was pleasently surprised that NBC News Channel - the VOD hub for all NBC affiliates used some of my footage of Buffalo weather for a package Christmas Eve
In early December Western New York saw more snow than it had in the last two years. The large amount of snow was great news for ski resorts and winter sports enthusiasts. Continue reading "Late December Flooding in WNY"
On Halloween night 1968 WKBW Radio produced a radio broadcast that has become a staple Buffalo broadcasting history. WKBW Radio Program Director Jeff Kaye wrote and produced a western New York version of H.G. Wells War of the Worlds. At the time WKBW Radio was celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Orson Welles broadcast that terrified listeners in 1938. Continue reading "Buffalo’s War of the Worlds"
I was asked by the marketing folks at Chef's restaurant to come in for a day and tackle some product photography of food at Chef's restaurant and take some portraits of the family. This was the first time where my brain and stomach were in sync for a photography job so I jumped at the chance to work with such a legendary Buffalo establishment. Continue reading "Portrait Session: Lou Billitier Jr."
Garrett and Kyla approached me about documenting their wedding when they returned home from a long stint in South Korea teaching English. Garrett and I worked together a lifetime ago at the Apple Store in Buffalo and kept in touch periodically whilst he was teaching English in South Korea. Continue reading "Portrait Session: Kyla & Garrett"
I've known Mr. Reeve since I was born. My parents moved into our house on Franklin street the week after June, 1985. Mr. Reeve and his wife of sixty seven years, Mrs. June Reeve were/are like a second set of grandparents to me. I have fond and vivid memories of helping the Reeves in their lush garden as a five year old. By helping, I mainly just tossed dirt from point A to point B and that was the extent of my contribution in the rows of tomatoes and cucumbers. Continue reading "Portrait Session: William Reeve"
Similar to the post office, FC Buffalo will play whether it's rain or shine or even in the snow. The weekend weather here in Buffalo ruined a lot of events. Taste of Country on Friday was in disarray with rain and high winds causing headliner Eric Church to bail out at the last minute. The annual Gus Maker tournament was held downtown but the final day was postponed due to impending rains. The Greek festival was held all weekend too, I'd have to imagine at some point it was rained out, but those Greeks know how to have a good time so I'll assume they partied regardless of what the skies were doing. Continue reading "FC Buffalo vs. Binghamton FC – Photo post"
Being the staff photographer for FC Buffalo has me running up and down the field quite often - which is always fun for a guy like me. However from time to time I get to work on a little project for the organization that we all get to have fun with. After the teams home opener against Detroit City FC, I was asked to do a quick portrait session with some if the owners and fans from The Situation Room. I have a great working relationship with FC Buffalo, every idea I have that isn't terrible the owners pretty much run with - except the #HateErie urinal cakes....they found that in poor taste. Continue reading "Portrait Session: FC Buffalo Merch & Owners"
One of my clients, Animal Outfitters, recently had an agility course set up on the streets of Elmwood Village. Naturally my wife and I took our Schnoodle Griffin to the course for him to let off a little steam. Here's what happened with him and some of the other dogs: Continue reading "Animal Outfitters – Agility"
It's a working title. Yesterday FC Buffalo took the home field at Robert E. Rich All High Stadium in Buffalo in a rematch from last weeks contest against AFC Cleveland. Continue reading "FC Buffalo vs. AFC Cleveland 2: Die Harder"
Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge is one of my favorite shooting locations in WNY. I could go there everyday for a week and find a new location or subject to shoot. If you're not familiar with Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge it is located in Shelby, NY - about thirty minutes from Buffalo and 10 minutes from the exit 48a on the New York State Thruway. The wetlands of Iroquois are fed from Oak Orchard Creek which is fed by Lake Ontario. This massive and nearly 11,000 acre reserve is home to so much wildlife that it would be ignorant for me to try and put a number on it. Continue reading "Sunrise over Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge"