KC Kratt Photography

Architectural Photography in WNY Workplace

by KC Kratt Photography

Reshoot…a word photographers dread.  But a recent “reshoot’ turned out to be a wonderful assignment.  It is not unusual for clients to request that architectual interiors be photographed prior to being occupied so the photographer can highlight the structure, rhythm and flow of the space.  The Martin Group, a full service, fully integrated communications agency, recently […]

Real people… Real Stories. Environmental Portraits

by KC Kratt Photography

  I enjoy people and I want to know what makes them who they are.  I approach the individuals I photograph the same way.  For me, a portrait session is a conversation.  I usually don’t even decide how or where I am going to shoot until I meet my subject and we begin to chat.  […]

Product photography…Azek deck and railings

by KC Kratt Photography

Location, location, location…I’ve been photographing decks and railings on the Northeast Coast of late.  The weather was stormy as several nor’easters tore up the coast but we were lucky.  The day of this shot, the skies cleared for one hour, and the wind and rain ceased at exactly the right moment to capture this view.

Industrial Photography…Columbus McKinnon

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Hoist and lift manufacturer, Columbus McKinnon, wanted to feature their products as “wall art” for a new showroom and training facility.  I decided to shoot against a black background and light to emphasize the almost organic beauty of the forged metal.   The resulting images had the drama, compostion and “art” the client had requested […]

Detritus…Hokkaido, Japan

by KC Kratt Photography

Frozen in time, the lodge is located on a snowy volcano in Hokkaido, Japan.  Walking through the rooms, it seemed the inhabitants had simply fled.  Fireplaces were stacked with wood and wedding albums were laid open on desks. Decay–artfully arranged by the wind and water that had swept in over the years–overwhelmed everything with ice and […]

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper…. WNY environmental portrait

by KC Kratt Photography

An out take from a recent editorial assignment for Buffalo Spree Magazine. I wanted to photograph Jill Jedlicka, the organization’s executive director, in the Niagara River.  I brought my chest waders–and Jill was more than willing to enter the now much cleaner waterway and demonstrate the progress made in restoring the natural habitat of the […]

Eternal Flame…Chestnut Ridge Park, WNY Waterfalls

by KC Kratt Photography

I photographed the Eternal Flame at Chestnut Ridge Park for an editorial assignment earlier this year. Western New York was experiencing a severe drought and though the flame glowed brightly, the waterfall was essentially dry.  When I returned this fall to photograph the Eternal Flame for the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy, several days of steady rain […]

Robert Creeley…American Poet

by KC Kratt Photography

I rented a studio space from Bob and Pen Creeley for a number of years.  During that time, we spent many hours talking about art, collaborative work, some of my favorite writers and the neighborhood.  We never talked about poetry but it was then that I began to read his work.  “I Know a Man” […]

Tete a Tete…Architectural Photography

by KC Kratt Photography

Soaring ceilings, iconic red chairs and molecular shadows define the foyer of the Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute in Buffalo, NY.  I shot this image as part of a larger assignment photographing the facility and the researchers of this renowned  institution.

American Woman…WNY Portrait Photography

by KC Kratt Photography

Nothing left unsaid here…

Summertime…Hydraulic Hearth at Larkinville

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Sunshine and shadow…nothing like a Shandy on a hot summer day!