I love industrial; landscapes. It’s just one more way to stretch my creativity and way of seeing. So many photographers limit themselves to one specialty, and while that is fine, in my mind, it promotes the lack of seeing. It doesn’t allow someone to get out of the woods and see the trees. I enjoy mixing it up. Every time I do I come back to thinks I like better not only refreshed but with a new vision. These industrial landscapes are an example. You need to see different to find good composition and lighting. This was made at the Buffalo, NY waterworks.
I love shooting rust and industrial landscapes. It breaks up the routine of shooting nature and allows me a set of fresh eyes on different types of subjects. This image and tomorrows image was made in Silo City in Buffalo. This one location has provided me with an extraordinary amount of photographic opportunities. What I try to do in situations like this is to find symmetry and balance in the industrial components and then play with the light to take the image even further. I decided that black and white worked best for these.
On one of my trips to Silo City which is a Grain Silo complex in Buffalo, NY I had the chance to ride a Buffalo fireboat. For me, this was really cool as I was a firefighter for 26 years. We took this fireboat out to the inlet that drew in the water for the water processing plant in Buffalo, NY. You have seen and will see more images of this facility in my blog here. So, while on the fireboat I took the opportunity to photograph everything there was. This is one of those images. I like the stream of water, the rainbow and then the curve of the bow of the ship.
I have gone to a workshop by Mark Maio at Silo City in Buffalo, NY. Great place to photograph and as a bonus, he arranges a trip to the Buffalo Waterworks where you can photograph amazingly big pumps with big pipes. I love this stuff.
I’ll make this simple, simple like the photo. This is a giant lone wrench I saw at the waterworks plant in Buffalo, NY while I was there photographing at the Silo City workshop. This is another classic case of finding a photo in the photo. I used a long lens to explore the structure and I found this shot.
I have published a number of images from Silo City. This is a location of grain silos in Buffalo. I have published a number of images from Silo City in the past on this blog. I had the opportunity to shoot a model for one day of my three that I spent shooting there. She happened to be a dancer and was able to strike great poses. I was trying to show the human life form in contrast to the machinery of this place. I really like this image.
In Buffalo, NY there is a cool old turn of the 20th-century water plant. It’s ana amazing structure and a privilege to shoot inside it. I have been there many time and find all sorts of things to shoot as well as interesting compositions. This image was made with my iPhone using an app that does double exposures. Lots of fun to shoot this way. Sometimes it works and sometimes not. That is also the fun. This one I like a lot. I made a sepia tone image and a regular one. Which one do you like best?
I have photographed on two occasion at the Silo City complex in Buffalo , NY. It’s a large are with abandoned grain silos. Giant structures with all sort of interesting things to photograph. On my last trip another photographer and myself hired a couple of models and attempted to put the human figure into the landscape of these old building. It was a lot of fun and I took a ton of good images but only felt these dreamy ones worked out. Here is an image I call Ghosts Of Silo City.
Having been a firefight for many years I get excited when anything firefighting wise comes up. When we were in Buffalo shooting Grain Silos we are given the option to take a ride on a Fireboat to the water intake facility in the lake. What a cool trip that was. This is an image made while we were docked at the intake facility and the firefighters decided to clean off the dock.