Last Saturday, my father took Russell and I on a car ride through two Buffalo neighborhoods: The Hydraulics and The Valley. Nearby, we stumbled across a pretty amazing public park. The park, hidden at the end of a residential block, overlooked the water and was surrounded by railroad bridges, factories, and grain elevators. It resembled a sculpture park with industrial structures instead of Jeff Koons sculptures. I pretty much pooped my pants when I saw it. I’m pretty convinced that it has to be one of Buffalo’s best kept secrets.
I was so in love with the park that the very next day, I had Russell, Kat, and Kat’s sister Erin come back there with me to do a little photo shoot. In addition to exploring the park (I still have yet to learn its name), we ventured across a railroad bridge and into one of the surrounding complexes, Concrete Central. I had never been inside one of Buffalo’s industrial buildings before and it was pretty amazing. The entire first floor was covered almost completely with graffiti. A fair distance away from any houses or people, it was a secluded little paradise for picture taking.