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Captain Dave

This is my good compadre, Dave. A sailor since his youth, a submariner who served our country, and a Master Scheduler with the voice of Jack Nicholson. Our paths first crossed when I joined Vantine Imaging in the summer of 2016. Dave helped show me the ropes at Vantine, and taught me plenty along the way. When I learned he was a sailor and expressed interest in coming along, he was generous enough to welcome me aboard his vessel, a 1967 37’ Chris-Craft Apache with classic lines and a navy hull. She was designed by Sparkman & Stephens and weighs in at about 15,000 lbs with a 5’9” draft and a 50’ keel-stepped mast. There were only 80 ever built. She’s a beauty, and compliments the man very well.

Dave taught me a lot about sailing and I appreciate his willingness to share his knowledge.

Fair winds and calm seas, Skipper!

For the first time on my blog, these are not my images. Photo credit goes to Kim Koennecke. She sailed with us this day and captured a series of images with her iPhone. I spent a bit of time with them in post to provide the look.

Maker

In my free time, designing and making have become my pastime. I’m not always successful at creating what I imagine, but I enjoy the process. This is a collection of images from my garage.

Mother + Daughter

An old roll of 35mm resulted in the images of Holl, and the shot of Avery was a digital capture processes with Silver Efex Pro 2.

NYC | REFRESH18!

Ave

A character study of a huge personality in a tiny person. My daughter continues to inspire me daily. I can't wait to see where life takes her! She's a born entertainer, and a sweet soul.

chris

Thanksgiving Day Prep | Food Photography

My beautiful wife spent Thanksgiving killing it in our kitchen. She's so talented, and the light was so enticing, I couldn't help but shoot some of her process. The prep images were captured at ISO 3200+ using window light, and the table shots were lit with a single speed light on 1/64th power. No modifier was needed, and I positioned my light opposite the camera angle to provide some shape and rim lighting. Her first attempt at a full Thanksgiving dinner alone, I'll chalk it up as a huge success!

Cheers Love.

ian christopher | happy 2nd birthday, son!

The Legendary Second Year Begins

Two years. And every single day has been completely amazing. Son, you are teaching me why I'm here, and for that, I'll be forever grateful. Watching you discover new things has become my favorite past time, and I struggle to remember what was significant in life before you were born. I love you, man! Here's to the incredible two's; the messes, the shenanigans, the adventures! I can't wait!

Love Daddy.

Ryan Walters  |  Central New York Photographer

amisha

Amisha Bhatt. Business extraordinaire and sharp as a tack. She's focused, driven, and resilient. I had the privilege of calling her a colleague for several years while living in the city of St. Louis, MO. This image was about eighteen months in the making, as life moved me in a whirlwind of directions. Thanks for your patience, Amisha.

Cheers.

Ryan Walters  |  Central New York Photographer

bre

This is Bre. We met up for an impromptu shoot on the outskirts on Indianapolis while I was road tripping from St. Louis to upstate New York. My direction for the shoot was that of a bohemian vagabond from the 1970's, and I think Bre pulled it off very well! There's some Janis Joplin soul in her swag, and I like it! Thanks for being game on such short notice!

Ryan Walters  |  Central New York Photographer