Kitchen Table Talks…Posted on April 17, 2018
Trimania is a building-wide creative fundraiser for Buffalo Arts Studio. On one night, every three years, the entire city block long TriMain Center is overflowing with musicians, digital strategists, performance artists, creative agencies, dance troupes, fine artists, photographers and over 3,000 revelers celebrating the Queen City's diverse artistic community.
I was setting up for my open portraits session, "Kitchen Table Talks," when Marty Boratin stopped by my studio. Marty had booked the majority of the musical acts for Trimania so he was busy coordinating all the final arrangements for the evening. A spring ice storm, multiple county travel advisories and numerous "Hey, is Trimania still on?" queries were blowing up his phone. Nonethless, he agreed to be a test subject--as long as he could stay on his phone. This image of the ever affable, unflappable Marty, managing chaos from the kitchen table, was not the story I expected to capture, but certainly one that most of us recognize.