10-21-2012 Gaining Yards Photo by Jamie Germano
Bills running back Fred Jackson goes airborne to gain extra yards. It didn’t help the Bills win the game but it made a nice photo.View the full-res image
Yellow Katsura Tree - 10/21/2012 - Photo by Marie D. De Jesús
The Katsura tree at the edge of Highland Park in Rochester is my favorite, plus is walking distance from my home. Had the opportunity on Sunday to visit the massive tree during sunset and this is the product of the time we spent together.View the full-res image
Immigrants - 10/17/2012 - Photos by Marie D. De Jesús
I spent a few hours in Huron making photos of immigrant workers who travel around the nation working for famers. During this time of the year, farm workers stop in Wayne County for the apple harvest.
I spent time speaking to them in Spanish, since this group are original from different countries in Central America and like me they prefer to communicate in our native language. I listened to their stories.
Graciela which is one of the workers spoke about her son incessantly. He stayed behind nine years ago when she arrived to the U.S. to work. She talks about how he is the only thing she has in her mind every minute of the day.
Graciela sends him money and things he need it for school like a computer and a camera for his forensic science courses. According to her recount, her son graduated recently and works in his field. For her that’s the sign that is time to return home.View the full-res image
French’s - 10/08/12/ Photo by Marie D. De Jesús
Rita Fitzgerald looks at the memorabilia from a 24 years career with French’s as the manager of consumer services. Fitzgerald created recipes using French’s foods as a way to market the wide variety of products. Meeting her in Webster where she lives was wonderful. She keeps her tiny apartment impeccable and imminently you feel like you have stepped back into the 60s with her vintage television, furniture and the black and white framed photos. She imminently offered me a key lime pie.View the full-res image
Sudden Death - 10/18/12 - Photo by Tina Yee
Homicides or any sudden deaths are always unexpected news for the person’s survivors. I like how this photo taken at where a dead person was found near the Smith Street bridge really captures the starkness of the news of death.View the full-res image
Our wines - 10/11/12 - Photo by Carlos Ortiz
Droplets pouring into a vat from Merlot grapes being pressed at Fox Run Vineyards on the west side of Seneca Lake in Yates County. A group of wine writers, retailers and others from New York City learned more about Finger Lakes wines by helping with production.View the full-res image