Albany, NY - The Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center is proud to host a new exhibit, "From Albany to the Adirondacks," featuring photography by Brad Wenskoski.
The photographs offer stunning views of nature and Albany's architecture, at its most grand. "I hope that these images inspire others to visit these places," says Wenskoski. "New York is a beautiful state, and if anything, that is what I hope viewers take away from this exhibit."
Wenskoski, who grew up in Perth, NY, moved to the area after college. He selected the images for the exhibit because he felt they would resonate most with people who live and work in this area. Wenskoski spends a great deal of time outside - he is a New York State Licensed Guide in rock climbing, hiking, camping, boating, and canoeing - but he is fond of manmade environments, too. "I find the architecture around Albany to be inspiring, especially at the Empire State Plaza on a warm summer night, or in the still after a winter storm," says Wenskoski.
Wenskoski is an Environmental Program Specialist for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in Floodplain Management, and works part-time at the Albany Indoor Rock Gym. Photography started out as a hobby when he was studying Environmental Science at SUNY Plattsburgh. A photography course provided the basics, he says. After that, he relied on manuals and online resources, with lots of feedback from other working photographers. "It is a process," he says. "You use what you have learned, upload your drafts for critique, and repeat." When he stopped receiving substantial critiques, he knew it was time to open up his own online store, www.bradwenskoskiphotography.com.
"From Albany to the Adirondacks" will be on display at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, located at 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany, now through July 1. Opening will be held Friday, June 9, 4:30pm-6:30pm.
About the ACCVB
The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. was established in 1976 to promote the civic and commercial progress of the community through increased development of conventions and tourism. ACCVB currently represents more than 300 member businesses and assists each year in hundreds of regional meetings. ACCVB also operates the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, Henry Hudson Planetarium, and the Albany International Airport Information Center. For more information, call 518-434-1217 or 800-258-3582 or visit www.albany.org.