I honestly don’t know where the months go. I’m almost in disbelief that it’s been a year since my last post here, and with a new web site looming on the horizon, it’s high-time to get back in the habit of generating some fresh content. Today seemed like a great opportunity to get back on that path, because a couple of the really cool and fulfilling projects I’ve been involved with recently, hit local newsstands just this morning.
Post is the gorgeously-produced creation of Michael Calabrese and Amy Metcalfe, and features the work of a slew of talented creative professionals and contributors from the Rochester, NY community who are putting their hearts and souls into creating the content that fills the magazine’s pages. Post, now nearly a year in existence, is driven by the desire to share meaningful, important, compelling, relevant stories in such a way that connects with its readers, and connects with the greater community.
Post is a wonderfully substantial magazine that is abundant with beautiful imagery, solid writing, and intelligent design. It’s beautifully printed on luxurious paper stock, and generously sized. The magazine has weight to it. It feels good. Post has guts.
When I first picked up an issue of Post back in the fall, it didn’t take me long to make up my mind that I wanted to be involved. After making the right connections, and meeting with the magazine’s creators, I was able to contribute photography to Issue 4, for an article featuring two of Rochester’s new, boutique advertising agencies, Brandtatorship and Truth Collective. (More on that later.)
During the following weeks, I was asked to become one of the handful of Staff Photographers for the publication, and for Issue 5, was assigned two different articles to create imagery for. One, an interview with music writer / musician / photographer, Frank DeBlase, and also, a feature article, sharing the touching and controversial story of a vibrant little girl named Julia, whose battle with a severe form of epilepsy has led her family to fight for legalization of medical marijuana in New York State.
Creating photography for Post has really become something that I find myself looking forward to as a part of my evolving routine. Aside from work done for my other clients, it allows me to learn, interact, and explore where I may not have roamed otherwise, spend time with some truly incredible, inspiring people, and hopefully, to create images that beautifully accompany the written word, and help bring to life these important stories that, often, are much closer to home than we realize.
Post is currently available for purchase at Abundance Co-Op, twelve different Wegmans Food Markets locations, and three Rochester-area Barnes & Noble stores as well. For a complete, up-to-date list of retail locations that carry Post, simply click right here. It’s also possible, through the same link, to subscribe to Post, and have it delivered right to your mailbox every two months.
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark 3