Chef/photographer Joe George recently held his first solo show of his works at Parables Gallery on Elmwood. Over 100 of George’s photographs were displayed, all of which documented his travels to NYC over the years – upwards of 30 trips altogether. Parables Gallery turned out to be the perfect setting for this type of show. The gallery fas featured on BRO back in April (see here).
Over the years, George has made some waves with his photography. From his works being featured in local papers and magazines, to gracing the cover of a the book Buffalo Noir, his keen eye, open mind, and freewheeling nature have provided him the ability to be at the right place at the right time on numerous occasions.
“Photography for me is often a contemplative practice,” says George. “When I look through a lens if forces me to focus on what’s right in front of me. And it’s always beauty. One simply needs to look—to open themselves to it—and it’s there. These photos were taken over a five year period, from 2011–2016, but most were taken during 2012–2014. I was enrolled in ministry classes in the city and traveled there nearly every month for 2 years. And when I wasn’t in class I would wander around the city, mostly the east and west village, and contemplate what it means to be human at this point in time. And these photos are the result.”
The show will be up through the month of August, so be sure to stop on in to the gallery and gift shop to check out the incredible compendium of images.
Parables Gallery & Gifts | 1027 Elmwood Avenue | Buffalo NY