The Photo Center of Troy
Opened in February of this year. An ambitious and inspiring dream of Nicholas Argyros has awakened at 404 River St. in Troy. The blend of the old and new in the fast changing world of photography is warm and welcoming reflecting Nick’s love for the medium. There is a museum and studio space, many computer stations and equipment. The Library houses at least 1000 or more books on photography, history, techniques, images. It is a treasure that Troy should embrace, whether you are a photographer or not the center is worthy of a visit. See a show in the gallery, sign up as a member, take a workshop. All this and more information is available on their web site linked above.
During my whirlwind tour of Troy and Schenectady Wednesday and Thursday Nick allowed me to shoot with a model in this beautiful three story building that inspires creativity. The image above was made in a curved stairway with low light. Those of you in The Schenectady Photographic Society will note the use of negative space and the recuring triangles I’ve used to create this image. My only regrets are that I had only two hours to shoot and wasn’t fortunate enough to meet Nicholas Reinert the Director of the center. I will see you on my next visit I’m sure. enjoy pjc