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2012 Favs

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 12:19 am

2012 Favs

A month ago the busy bees at All Over Albany asked a handful of local photographers to share the best photo they felt they took in 2012. The results from this informal poll were to be compiled in a post featured during AOA's winter break. This didn't happen, since only Bennett and myself answered their plea — we get enough love already. This has been a slow season for me with respect to photography, though there are worst predicaments than ... Continue Reading

Color Me Rad Albany 2012

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 12:16 am

Color Me Rad Albany 2012

This past Saturday morning I found yet another excuse to pick up cider donuts at Altamont Orchards by stopping at the Color Me Rad 5K Run for a few photos. The race, to benefit the Special Olympics New York, took place at the fairgrounds and promised to be colorful. Victim of its success, it also promised to be a nightmare for the small town of Altamont, gridlocking Route 20 & 146 for miles.  “Rad” didn't die in the 80's, after all. A 75% female attendance ... Continue Reading

Baby Animals Bonanza

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 12:10 am

Baby Animals Bonanza

Baby lambs. Ducklings. Bunnies in a blanket. Mini-goats. Piglets. Nope, that's not what's for dinner, but it's still on the menu today with a special “OMG Baby Animalz!” double-feature post. I hit Indian Ladder Farms and Hancock Shaker Village in the search for America's Next Top Rooster and come back not only smitten, but very hungry. Baby animals, you are so delicious... ... Continue Reading

Living Walls in Albany

Posted on September 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Living Walls in Albany

It's alive! Rise and shine, giant elk. Wait, what are you doing here? A few weeks ago I decided to “donate” my building, above, to Living Walls: Albany. The project, spearheaded by the ubiquitous Samson Contompasis, is designed to raise awareness about the use of public space, explore the options that a smaller city like Albany has to offer, and give the people a chance to interact with public art. I'm glad I had the opportunity to offer the artists ... Continue Reading

ASAP’s Second Annual Fort Orange Olympics

Posted on August 2, 2011 at 11:18 pm

ASAP’s Second Annual Fort Orange Olympics

A quick shout-out to the guys and gals of ASAP who organized a mighty fun “decathlon” last Saturday in Lincoln Park, Albany. This second iteration of the Fort Orange Olympics featured the best in 4th grade field day activities, favorites such as the shoe kick, dizzy bat and wheelbarrow race, all the way to the more adult keg toss. It was hilarious to watch and instructive as well. I can now add Dizzy Bat to the list of American games we ... Continue Reading

South End Earth Day 2011

Posted on May 2, 2011 at 11:45 pm

South End Earth Day 2011

A few weeks ago the Grand Street Community Arts along with AVillage Inc. and the South End Neighborhood Association organized a great community event to celebrate Earth Day in Albany's South End. A small army of volunteers gathered at Elizabeth Park on this bright Saturday morning and accomplished an astonishing amount of work. Give me a shovel and it is likely I will accidentally decapitate myself, so I decided to help out by taking pictures of the event for the ... Continue Reading

Santa Speedo Sprint 2010

Posted on December 13, 2010 at 11:26 am

Santa Speedo Sprint 2010

This year's Santa Speedo Sprint 2010 in Albany, NY was a lot of fun. This nationwide event, started in Boston in 2000 by five intrepid men, is held every winter to raise money for charities. The Albany Santa Speedo Sprint is organized locally by the great folks at The Albany Society for the Advancement of Philanthropy. ASAP (photo above) is a non-profit “with the express purpose of encouraging others to do well by their fellow man. [...] It was started ... Continue Reading

Grand Street Community Arts’ Vacant Lot Project

Posted on November 1, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Grand Street Community Arts’ Vacant Lot Project

Earlier this summer, Bennett, Mikey and myself decided to play a modest part in community outreach by documenting the Grand Street Community Arts’ Vacant Lot Project. The VLP began in 2009 in response to the staggering amount of vacant lots present in the South End neighborhood of Albany, NY. Working with The City of Albany's Vacant Lot Stabilization Program, the GSCA is overseeing the rehabilitation of four lots, two city-owned and two privately-owned. ... Continue Reading

Capital Pride 2010

Posted on June 13, 2010 at 11:10 pm

Capital Pride 2010

The annual Capital Pride Festival took place today in Albany's Washington Park, starting with the traditional parade in Center Square. The Capital Pride itself kicked off Tuesday June 1st with a flag raising at City Hall; there were 40 events throughout the 13 days of Pride, culminating with the Parade and Festival. Unfortunately it rained a lot this weekend, Capital-District-"where is my goddamn' summer?"-style, bringing fewer participants and floats. A good turnout nonetheless. This year marked the 40th Anniversary of ... Continue Reading

Community Balloon

Posted on June 5, 2010 at 1:52 am

Community Balloon

Local singer/producer and all-around talented guy Matthew Carefully has a new album out, “Community Ballon”. I invite you to check his work, it will bring a smile to your face and raise your karma. Contributing to this adventure with my photographer buddy Bennett “Valerie” Campbell was a great pleasure, and honest fun. I do not believe in creating contents in a vacuum; while I have the chance to share my photos on this blog, there are only a few opportunities ... Continue Reading