This is the third in a new series of monthly self-portraits that I have been working on since the New Year (inspired primarily by my girlfriend’s declaration before the holidays about my natural tendency to avoid being in pictures outside of the realm of iPhones and candid pictures at bars). I am finally starting to get a little more comfortable with the idea of being in front of the camera. Even in my day-to-day life I have noticed that I have stopped going out of my way to avoid being in pictures.
I also have an exciting announcement to make – and it is appropriate to mention it because this is likely one of the last pictures I will take in my current studio. In fact, the space was in the early stages of being packed up and stripped bare while this was taken. After months of searching, Scott Gable and I have finally found an ideal property for an expanded studio space in Buffalo’s downtown Theatre District. We are leaving the old Larkin District behind and moving to the 700 Block of Main Street. We are aiming to have the new space open and fully functional by the beginning of April. The next few weeks will be hectic as we complete renovations, pack and transport gear and fixtures from the old studio, and stay on top of our assignments and projects, but we are excited for this change and to start working in our amazing new space – and I cannot wait to start sharing pictures as we get the studio finished. This is a really exciting time for us. Keep an eye out for more updates about the studio coming soon.