I don’t think it is possible to visualize exactly how many pictures I have taken in a lifetime. I tried to imagine printing one copy of every photo that I have at least edited, and the volume is insurmountable.
It’s bittersweet. Just scrolling through my Lightroom catalog for a few minutes uncovered a bunch of shots that I really adore. Some of them are from shoots, some are snapshots from the road, all of them are interesting to me.
I’ve decided to keep the snippets series going. So, without further adieu, here are 21 pictures that I enjoy that have no correlation.
I was cleaning out my garage a few weeks ago, and I accidentally bumped my fishing rod off of its holster on the wall. As I caught it in my hand I felt something deep within me whisper “remember”, and I was flooded with memories of catching bass along the Upper Niagara River. After coming to terms with what I assume was a curse, I immediately contacted my good friend Sean and asked him if he had any open spots on his boat in the coming weeks.
He did. And he was even kind enough to let me break his “No cameras on the boat” rule.
I understand that it is hard to talk about a project like this without coming off as showy or pretentious. In an age where almost anything can be perceived as offensive, allow me to keep this brief and assure you - I don’t care.
Thank you so much to the many families who reached out to me and willingly got their pictures taken during a time period without barbers or salons, and selflessly gave to the many charities listed below. I know that these sessions were quick, distant, and far from ordinary. Regardless, know that I enjoyed every one of our conversations. It was a pleasure to take part in helping you document the one time your entire family was under one roof, celebrate your big days, and announce some good news. Thank you for your generosity, and for giving me a reason to get out of my sweatpants and back on the road.
Stock The Freezer, The ALS Association, The Mother Teresa Home, Niagara Hospice, Autism Services, Care n Share Food Pantry, Sydell Group Employee Relief Fund, Feedmore WNY, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Little Free Pantry, Relay for Life, Erie County SPCA, The St Vincent de Paul Society, Crises Services, Daughters of St Vincent de Paul, Niagara County SPCA, Heart & Soul
The Front Steps Project was started by a New England Photographer named Cara Souila. While I love this project and was happy to take part in it, the credit for the idea goes exclusively to her.