5-on-5: A Trip for Inspiration

A wall of about 1700 techinicolor dyes on display at the George Eastman Museum

A wall of about 1700 techinicolor dyes on display at the George Eastman Museum

It's that time again for my monthly 5 on 5 post. An awesome time to sit down with some coffee and look at some awesome photos and some fun stories of what myself and a few other photographers have done this month. So sit back, drink your coffee/tea (or wine depending on when you are reading this) and enjoy. After all, tomorrow is Friday!

So what started as a short overnight trip for my husband and I, turned into a trip that left me so unbelievably inspired. The trip was to the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY. I wasn't really sure what to expect. The museum starts with a few galleries, one of which was just street photography by Eugene Richards. His images were INSANELY moving. They touched me in a way an artist has never been able to before. 

The architecture in his house was stunning. (This was a cellphone photo shot in raw and manual)

The architecture in his house was stunning. (This was a cellphone photo shot in raw and manual)

If you have never had the opportunity to learn about George Eastman's life, I highly suggest you read up on him. He was not only an amazing inventor that made my passion accessible to me, but he was an amazing philanthropist as well. He had a love for his mother I can only dream that one of my children might have for me. 

A shot from inside his mothers bathroom

A shot from inside his mothers bathroom

After spending a few hours at the museum, we headed out to dinner and to walk around and explore Rochester for a little. I never was able to travel to too many different places growing up, and I was completely unaware that Rochester was an actual city and not just a suburb or a town. I was thrilled to have time walking around a city especially after being so inspired by Eugene Richards' work 

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Unfortunately, being the in financial area on a Saturday night there weren't many people I could capture. I did at least get a chance to practice some nighttime shooting. Something about city lights just inspires me so much. The colors and reflections all against a dark sky.... yes please!

The next morning Hubby and I took off for another 1.5 hour drive to check out a place we've always talked about going to, Niagara Falls. Oh my gosh, the view was spectacular. I can't wait to go back with the kids for them to experience this wonder themselves. 

for any of my Office fanatics out there that is the Maid of the Mist. The company that Jim and Pam used when they got married on the boat at the Niagra Falls. 

for any of my Office fanatics out there that is the Maid of the Mist. The company that Jim and Pam used when they got married on the boat at the Niagra Falls. 

So now that you basically got to join me on my trip to NY, please head over to see what Melissa Kayser, St. Charles, MO Photographer, was up to last month. Her photos always tell the most beautiful stories. 

Enjoy the circle this month, and keep a look out for more blog posts coming this month with some awesome families I get to spend some time with. And for any of my local friends, don't forget to head to Lancaster's First Friday this week and check out City Folk Gallery on Prince Street. I was chosen to have a few photos not only hanging there for October, but to be printed on postcards representing Lancaster County as well. Support you local artists and check it out!

Until we talk again, have an amazing weekend!

Erin Berry, Photographer

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