Niagara Lubricants Fire in Buffalo, NY

On Chandler Street, in Buffalo NY, on July 13th 2011, a three-story building full of industrial grease caught on fire around 5:00am – and burned all day and well into the night. There was little the Buffalo Fire Department could do to put it out, so they focused on containment and keeping the neighborhood safe. These are a few photos, taken after the fire had blazed all day for eighteen hours. They had finally gotten it under control, and were keeping it cooled while the remainder burnt out.

Check out the photo gallery on the Buffalo News website also.

 

Lightning Storm over Buffalo, NY

Awesome thunderstorm over Buffalo, NY tonight. I saw some of the brightest lightning I’ve seen in quite some time, with some serious groundstrikes. This stuff was loud enough that people were sending me messages along the lines of “HOLY SHIT DID YOU HEAR THAT?!” Flash! BANG! Cue car alarms and fire trucks. Oh how I love a good storm!

So, I did what any sane person would do: grabbed my camera, and stood out in the storm to chase the lightning’s tail! Luckily the lightning didn’t kiss me tonight… maybe next time 😉

 

Lip Service Fetish Aristocracy

Bea, left, and Meagan.

Bea lounging on the lawn.

This set is from a photo shoot for a Lip Service webzine article. I first met Bea at the Auxiliary Magazine release party, where there was a Lip Service fashion show. We took some closeups for a makeup tutorial, and then went for a drive to find a good location for the fashion shots. The first stop was at the waterfront, which would have looked much better around sunset. Plus, it was too windy, and the models were too squinty in the bright sunlight. We ended up heading to the Buffalo Botanical Gardens, which offered quite a nice compliment to the mood of the clothing. Thanks to the direct sun (ick), I used a good bit of fill-flash, and it was a challenge to balance the light levels and contrast. There are a few images that I’m very happy with, shown above, and a bunch of other good ones which you can see after the jump, below.

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See my photos on the Lip Service webzine!

A nice young lady who goes by the monkier Vanity Kills has authored a splendid review of the Lip Service fashion show that was held at the Auxiliary Magaizine release party. I was there with camera in hand, and along with Clark Dever, the official event photographer (hey Clark, awesome photos, let’s chat sometime!), Ms. Kills featured a few of my photos as well! Many thanks, Vanity Kills! If you’d like to check out the review, and you know you want to, you will find it here: http://www.lip-service.com/webzine/?p=1166