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Flam! Bam! Thank-You Ma’am!

Exciting news at the 211 Studio. Mysteriously last night, I found two new Baby Flamingo additions to my already assembled Flock! It’s as if I found a Baby wrapped in a Blanket on my doorstep!!!! Perhaps someday the mystery will be solved!


Watkins When Trailercana?

A scene that has captivated me from my childhood to today. So tonight on my way back from my Sunday Wedding Rehearsal, I finally shot it, and then played with it a bit.
You know where this is….. I know you do!

The Tin Man Awaits…

Spent Saturday after the RANGERS big WIN envisioning, brainstorming and building the set & lighting for this coming weeks Studio Shoots in my awesome, modern, ground floor Professional Studio. The past couple weeks I’ve been searching for old, rusted out, used, corrugated tin roofing. No one seemed to have any, and a few old barns recently torn down, well I just missed nailing some by just a week or so…till BINGO, my buddy Bill Baker of Photographers Tech & Training Solutions in Elmira, NY, stumbled upon some on Craig’s List at a place up in Ithaca. The perfect amount of rusted roofing at a great price at a place called FINGER LAKES RE-USE CENTER which is located in the Triphammer Marketplace just off  the Triphammer Road/ Rt. 13 exit. Imagine every single rummage sale, garage sale, and auction that you’ve ever been at, coupled with all of the remodeling & building hardware that you have ever tossed out in your lifetime in a huge storefront. Electronics, housewares, tools, books, furniture, doors windows, molding, electric & plumbing fixtures, lumber, bath tubs, sinks, toilets, lumber. All of it reclaimed (Hey, It’s ITHACA!) and just waiting for a new life. The prices are very reasonable and they have so much product that they have some of the overflow stored outside in huge shipping containers. So remember, if you are ever looking something off the wall and are just coming up dry, you might just want to check this place out. Like I said, they do advertise lots of the inventory on Craigs List.
Here are a couple shots while I was getting the lighting tuned in, being assisted by my ever present Studio Lighting Model, the Prince of Darkness Himself, Dick Cheney!

“His Spirit Lives On”

A while back I posted this original image from my recent shoot of the Horseheads Fire Department. Since then I received a couple of requests by family, to see if I could add Brother & Father Dick into the mix. Not one to back down from a challenge, I figured this would be a great way to show off some of my Photoshop skills! I did it in a couple of versions…one where he looks real and where he was actually a part of the shoot, and the other is a more spirtual looking version. Let me know what you think, and which one you like the best?As many of you know Dick Sullivan was the Past HFD Fire Chief and he passed away very unexpectedly on 04/05/06.

Feel the Heat!!! The HFD Crew!

For the past month I’ve been working on a members shoot for my neighbors across the street from the Studio, the Horseheads Fire Department. Nice winter project before Weddings kick in soon! S0 I finally posted the Galleries  tonight & they came out really nice! Of course we did the standard Class A Uniform shots, but I really loved the way all  the Turnout Gear shots with the Smoke & Post Production effects turned out! Each Firefighter had a personally designed card created for them. HFD gang – e-mail me to get the Gallery Access Password to view your images. And Artie, because we are buddies I can say this! Don’t you just love how on your card I gave you the “I’ve Seen The Light!” beam coming down on you???
And members of other Local/Chemung County Fire Departments….please feel free to contact me if you might be interested in setting up  a shoot & having YOUR Dedicated Members Captured in all their glory! 607-398-2122 or




On a ZERO Degree Sunday in February….If you can’t Melt Em, Shoot ‘Em! Ending With our Winner…The Longest Icicles In the Village of Horseheads, NY! At least that I could find!


Seventy Five & Still ALIVE!

From tonight’s Great Birthday Bash I captured over at the Elmira Country Club! The Honoree’s Grandchildren had some special surprise Talents  on display for us all. Needless to say, Grandma Shirley Loved The Show!


9/11 Relic Calls Elmira Home

Today I stopped  by and spent a few moments with a piece of the 9/11 Horror of the World Trade Center, Twin Towers that is now on permanent display in Elmira. Very nicely done & very moving.
Never Forget….

Hanover Harvest Moon – 9/8/14

Great MoonRise earlier this evening as I was heading into the Studio, so I grabbed my camera and ran back over to the Square, and…. that was that!

Castle For A King

The Beautiful Belhurst Castle, located at the North West end of Seneca Lake in Geneva, NY., during a recent Wedding Shoot.


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