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Industrial Symmetry

Light bulb innate the bottom of silos in Silo City. Buffalo, NY

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.

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Sometimes You Just Luck Out

Double Exposure. Silo City, Buffalo, NY

You have recently seen a number of images from my Silo City series.  Usually, I am shooting with one of my larger setups like a Sony or Nikon while at these locations.  However, I also do a lot of experimenting and I also use my iPhone and try out new apps.  The app this was made with is called Hipstamatic.  It allows for a different variety of double exposure looks.  I do these exposures in color and BW.  This was a color one of the grain silos from across the canal.  It just worked with the tug boats at the right spot as well as the soft look of the silos in the background.  Hope you enjoy it.

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The Purple Door

The Purple Door, Silo City, Buffalo, NY

As I have featured before Silo City in Buffalo, NY offers some great photo opportunities.  This shot was made while I was wandering around outside of the facility.  I found this purple door and a lot of junk covering it.  I simply composed and shot.  I then did some enhancements in post-processing to raise contrast and color and make the image a bit more striking.


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Silo City And The Human

Below The Silo, Silo City, Buffalo, NY

This image was part of one of my more favorite days of photography.  This image was made in Buffalo NY at Silo City.  Silo City is a major complex of mostly abandoned gigantic grain silos.  A friend Mark Maio, holds annual workshops at this location and you are given full access to the complex.  If you are into the urbanex type of photography you’ll find this location a dream come true.  I have been to this location an number of times and never tire of it.  On this particular trip, I hired a model for a half a day and we had a blast photographing in as many places as we could find.

This one location which is below a silo over a hundred feet tall.  I loved the chutes and light and asked the model to pose in ways that mimicked these machines.  The backlight was just right and the symmetry of the columns all lead to a cool image in the end.

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Silo City Girl

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.