Personal Record 10.12.2011

Personal Record is a new regular Thursday feature here on my blog, an ongoing stream of the images I make outside of my professional career. The personal images, mobile images, outtakes, and  random candid images that I take on my iPhone, my X100, my 5D MKII or whatever other camera I happen to have handy at the time; a documentation of my day-to-day life and the things I come across that interest me visually.

A rather interesting sign hanging in my Aunt’s kitchen.

The great big Buffalo nickel outside of Roswell Park.


We attended the wedding of our friends, Beth and Jason over the weekend at the impressive and beautiful Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls.

Things got a little weird at Victory Studios as the Nickel City Knockouts roller derby team and a whole bunch of zombies came Monday night.

My friend Nick Butlak is an amazing and talented painter, this is just a small selection of one of his paintings that I photographed during a recent visit.


We spent Canadian Thanksgiving at my uncle’s unbelievably gorgeous apple orchard at Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario over the weekend.


City Under Siege

I recently had the chance to create a brand new set of  images for Buffalo power-pop quintet City Under Siege, a young but terrifically catchy band. A variety of group and solo images were created for the band members in order to give them a more appealing and professionally produced image than what they had been using to market their music previously. We wanted to avoid any cliches that seem to plague bands when they are producing much of their own marketing material and images (see: Rock and Roll Confidential’s Hall of Douchebags) so we ultimately decided that the key image would be produced in studio to give it the polish and feeling of control that the band was looking for. Working with new or younger bands can often be a challenge as they often have several misconceptions about the budgetary requirements of producing images or their own direction musically. However, the members of City Under Siege proved themselves to be extremely discerning in their taste, knowledge of producing imagery, and direction they wanted to take their image in.