Cricket Gordon

So happy today to share these images from my recent editorial in Buffalo Spree Magazine on Cricket Gordon and Elaine Pyne, two of Western NY’s most stylish and colorful seniors. As you can imagine, the studio was a total mess afterwards (cleanup actually took longer than the setup and shoot itself – even with all the precautions we took. But it was completely worth it in the end to capture something that conveyed the amazing energy these two brought to set. And I have to give a special shout out to producer Erin Habes who was completely covered from head to toe technicolor rainbow powder after filling in as our thrower.

And if you missed it the first time we posted it a few weeks ago, don’t miss the behind the scenes video at the end of the post for a look at how we created these portraits.

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Spree Style Fashion Shoot from Buffalo Spree magazine on Vimeo.


MFE magazine tear sheets

MFE magazine called me up last month about a project, and I was pretty excited when I found out I would be heading to Rochester, NY to photograph Ed Pettinella – the CEO of Home Properties Inc. for the cover of their April issue. I went to college in Rochester and lived in the city for years, so any assignment that takes me there always presents me with a great chance to see some old friends and visit some of my favorite old haunts, and this trip gave me the opportunity to photograph a very interesting and very funny subject.

As the leader of the Home Properties team since 2004, Ed has focused on rehabilitating and repurposing older, run down buildings into higher income rental properties – a strategy that has allowed the company to consistently outperform its peers. Ed was an enthusiastic and affable subject who kept me and the crew laughing throughout the day-long shoot at the Home Properties headquarters, both trading jokes with us and sharing his thoughts on his company and business philosophy while we photographed him in his offices and on the building’s rooftop terrace overlooking Rochester (a seriously amazing view). This was a great day on assignment – the shoot went wonderfully, we had a great subject, an awesome location, and we even capped the day off with a fun crew dinner at one of my favorite places in Rochester – Dinosaur BBQ (I can’t wait until the new Buffalo location opens right around the corner from my studio).

The images above are tears from both the cover and the interior feature, while the one below is one of my personal favorite outtakes from the portraits we made on the building’s terrace.

Ed Petinella - CEO of Home Properties Inc.

Read the full MFE feature on Ed here.



Rochester Ny Hardcore band Such Gold featured in Alternative Press #290 (Sept 2012 - Chiodos Cover)

I have been excited to share this one with you for a while – I photographed Rochester NY based hardcore act Such Gold earlier in the summer for this feature in the September issue of Alternative Press (#290 – also check out my old friend Douglas Sonders‘ awesome shot of Chiodos on the cover of the same issue)