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Happy New Year

Happy New Year! 2009 is here and I’m ready for a great year both personally and professionally. As part of moving forward, I feel its important to look back. Periodically I will feature some photos and projects from the past. Today is a photo of Jerry, a construction worker in Buffalo, NY.

This photo is part of a series I made while in Buffalo. Jerry and his partner Ted (not pictured), were just finishing drilling a parking lot in front of the HSBC Arena, home of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. Although relecutant at first, they both warmed up to having their photos taken and made excellent subjects.

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This photo was made during the beginning of my career and more than any other image, helped me to develop my style. Another reason I love this photo is because it was one of the few that were true black and white photos, which I developed and printed by hand. In a digital world where every image can be edited, there is still nothing better than working in a darkroom.

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