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“Run of the Mill”

Last week I shot the images of the Elmira Knitting Mill as unforgiving fire roared through it’s long dormant shell.
Tonight, I shot these images of the very same location for the Heights Historical Society. Lets go back to the early 1940’s, while World War II was roaring, The Knitting Mill was humming with activity. How cool would it be, to go back in time and be able to walk though this place during it’s prime.
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Employment Application

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Sewing Department – Pants & Polo Shirts

Cloth Finishing Department

Cloth Finishing Department

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Sewing Department – Infants Wear

Spring Needle Knitting Department

Spring Needle Knitting Department

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Latch Needle Knitting Department

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Order Filling Department

The Shipping Department

The Shipping Department

The Wall…

I’ve shot it many times….this Cold, Black Stone Sentinel of Solemn Honor. For men my age, it always takes our breath away. Because if not for the Grace of God and the lucky timing of the stroke of Nixon’s 1973 Vietnam War ending pen, my name could very easily now, have been etched on the inside of this wall, looking out at a life that could have been. So I wanted to do something different this time. So rather than trying to battle the crowds, the distractions, the sheer overwhelming number of endless names on each panel, as I have done in the past,  I decided to simplify this shoot to it’s most basic form.
Alpha & Omega. The Beginning & The End.
I simply focused on the very first name on the Wall, and the very last name on the Wall. Each name placed there pretty much in the very order in which each soldier died during this God Awful Atrocity of War.

John H. Anderson Jr.
Jessie C. Alba

You made the Ultimate Sacrifice for Our Country – Thank You, & May You Rest In Peace.
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Pretty in Pink

Angela & Steve’s Wedding – October 17, 2015
Editing, deep into the night once again, and these couple of images just really caught my eye. I just love the softness of the colors, and how the daylight plays off the dress fabric and the oak lockers. All inside the friendly confines of the Elmira Country Club Women’s Locker Room. Magic can Happen Anywhere I guess!

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Hang On To Your LOVE Letters!!!!

Take it from Lindsey & Michael, my September 26th Wedding Couple, as they play here with their friends at the Abandon Brewery in Penn Yan, NY.
If you plan on doing pictures with Helium Filled Balloons….make sure you HOLD ON TO THEM!!! ALL OF THEM!!
Because if you don’t…and your “V” blows away & floats off……You’ll have to IMPROVISE!!!
But who said that can’t be fun in itself!!!!
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Puck Head Halloween

OK Kids! Here’s my Personal Pick for BEST COSTUME IDEA @ Tonight’s Halloween Night Elmira Jackals Game……..I caught up with him before the game, but forgot to get his name, so we’ll just call him….what else….”PUCK HEAD!”…… lol
If anyone knows who he is let me know so I can give him all the Accolades & Praise that he truly deserves!!!
After all…..It’s a NO BRAINER!   Boowahaaaaaaa
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“Blue Eyes”

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Bombs Away! – The American Bombshells Take Flight

What a great way to get warmed up for my November 14th gig with 55 local Heroes, when we all fly down to Washington to take these boys on what most likely will be their last visit to the monuments honoring their heroic service to our country. Tonight’s fundraiser at the Horseheads Legion was highlighted by the incredible “American Bombshells” Singing Troupe out of Brooklyn, NYC. These three gals were a great treat to our senses of both sight & sound! They sure did make those nicely tailored ’40’s Military Costumes look mighty fine indeed, and their singing wasn’t bad either! But the thing that far surpassed both their visual and audio effect on everyone, was their genuine care for, respect and affection that they all showed while meeting and chatting with these grizzled old Veterans between their sets and after the show. They laughed, and chatted, and smiled with these guys, and I’m certain that by simply doing so, brought so many of these old boys back to life again tonight, when they felt once again like they did when they were young and in their prime, fighting for our country in some far away land! Prime Time!
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BadaBing-BloodaMoon! – 09-27/28-15

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Shadowplay

Tonight’s corporate gig for The Rockwell Museum @ the Corning Museum of Glass Auditorium, entailed shooting the welcoming reception for National Geographic Photographer Peter McBride. Tremendous work! You’ve got to get to the Rockwell to see his work!
This shot from his fine exhibit & also tonight’s slideshow presentation to well over 500 people is so cool…you look at it fast and at first your brain just doesn’t quite get what’s going on here……shot straight down from an airplane above….the dark horses are actually the SHADOWS of the white & brown horses standing just beneath and to the right of each of them. isn’t that cool?
I had the pleasure to chat with Peter this morning, as well as tonight & found out he is a fellow Nikon shooter, very cool, and that as I suspected, he lost one body and was constantly battling against the never ending problems of SAND IN EVERYTHING during his four year adventure as he photographed the secret wonders of the mighty Colorado River!

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