Architectural Photography Loft Living Lafayette LoftsPosted on September 22, 2014
Innovative and visionary project that enabled the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church to continue to serve the community and preserve its historic Elmwood Avenue place of worship. The LAPC Memorial Hall has been converted into apartments that will provide income and reduce ongoing costs for the church. We were hired by Port City Preservation LLC to photograph the model apartment (designed and furnished by michael p of room) as part of a collaborative assignment for Lafayette Lofts, Peyton Barlow Co. Inc., and the Buffalo-based firm Carmina Wood Morris. More images of the Lafayette Lofts can be viewed in the Places section of this website.
Editorial Portrait--Frits Abell--echo Art FairPosted on August 28, 2014
Frits Abell as photographed for a 716 feature in Buffalo Spree Magazine. I had shot Frits, a well known artist, arts promoter and businessman in both New York City and Buffalo, before. These earlier environmental portraits told Fritz's story as an affable supporter of the arts and as an ardent advocate for his hometown of Buffalo, NY. This time, however, I wanted to create a more probing image that used only a black backdrop and available light from the large wall of north facing windows in my studio. The resulting editorial portrait hints at an astute and complex man who has achieved much but is driven to accomplish more.
Behind the Stick…Environmental PortraitsPosted on August 12, 2014
One of the Buffalo bartenders recently photographed for Buffalo Spree Magazine. Tommy Lombardo is a man of style, confidence and a certain sartorial flair. When creating an environmental portrait, I try to use the setting, the lighting and the language of the subject to capture an essence of that individual in that place, in that moment..... a sense of the character in front of the lens.
Architectural Photography -- Public Art in BuffaloPosted on May 6, 2014
It was a late spring afternoon and, after completing a shoot for an engineering client, I walked over and shot a few frames of the nearby Martin Luther King sculpture. The massive bust dominates the surrounding landscape overseeing a public park in Buffalo’s largely African-American East Side.
As I photographed, changing the angle of the camera, the face of King seemed to convey many moods: hope, anger, resentment, patience...belief. I had not expected to be moved by the experience.
A portion of King’s text from his famous speech is inscribed on a plaque below: “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed, ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.’
Public art, private moment, unanswered question...why are we still waiting?
Buffalo Food Photography -- Sur La Table, LiterallyPosted on April 30, 2014
Promo shot for a restaurant scheduled to open this summer in downtown Buffalo. Although the menu will specialize in seafood, actual dishes have not been finalized. So we photographed oysters, lobster and crab on an ice covered table...the chef was pleased. The image is a tantalizing tease of what’s to come.
Environmental portrait: Rick Smith at Silo City, Buffalo NYPosted on March 3, 2014
Rick Smith in his trademark cowboy hat strolling through Silo City on a blustery, wintry day--can anything be more iconically Buffalo? Another in a series created for the "Facing Forward" event at Indigo Art. Opening March 7. https://www.facebook.com/IndigoArtBuffalo
Industrial Photography - Cutting EdgePosted on February 27, 2014
As a kid I wasn't into heavy metal, but I've evolved.
Commercial Photography: Blue Table ChocolatesPosted on February 12, 2014
Chocolates that are so much fun they demand to be photographed outside the box.
Product Photography: Boys And Their ToysPosted on February 10, 2014
Studio kitchen continues to expand at kc kratt phography. As our food client list continues to grow, our kitchen has grown too. These pots and pans are my latest set of studio toys--and I can't wait to share them.
Photography: The music industry, the Heil FinPosted on January 15, 2014
Got to rock my inner musician...shooting Heil mics. This chrome fin was a challenge but so much fun. We photographed numerous views of the chrome mic as well as several matte black fin models.