Jason Koski photographing root vegetables for the cover of our January/February 2020 edition.
Chelsea Fausel photographing the team at Forty Weight Coffee Roasters for our May/June 2019 edition.
Heather Ainsworth photographing Finger Lakes Pinot Noir bottles for a recent wine edition.
For this week’s FLX Foodie Photo of the Week, we thought we would show you some of the hoops and high places we put our photographers through in order to get the best images for the magazine.
These days, everyone is a photographer thanks to all the new cell phone technology available, but real professionals come with the right equipment, the vision, and the willingness to put themselves (and their subjects!) in awkward positions so that they can create interesting and amazing images. They lug their cameras and their packs into cramped restaurant kitchens, out to cold, windy farms and into our home and office spaces, all in the hopes of capturing what food, drink and life, in the Finger Lakes looks like.
One of the joys for us in working with professionals is that they take our ideas to new levels. Often we approach a photo shoot with an idea in mind and we think we know what will be good enough for the story and for print. But the talented and creative photographers we work with always seem to grab on to our ideas and make the pictures way better. And as you can see, they love climbing up on tables.
If you are a professional photographer in the Finger Lakes and you are interested in working with us, please reach out!