Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pete's Tree Farm

12/15/2010 - Brad Schneider and Justin McGuire are employees of Pete's Tree Farm in Rochester, New York.

Brad moves a tree from the bailer, which wraps them in twine, to a machine that drills a hole in the trunk that allows them to work with a special tree stand.

Brad laughs as he grabs the top of a "Charlie Brown" tree that is too small to fit in the drilling machine properly. Although "Charlie Browns" are the smallest, scrawniest trees on the lot, at prices under $5 they are one of the best sellers.

Corinne Scott

10/11/2010 - Corinne Scott gets advice from her teacher during acting lessons. Corinne left voice school and is now pursuing a career in theater.

Maria Sikic, Casey Staff, Janet Zimmerman and I did a multimedia project with Corinne last quarter for Will Yurman of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

Jay's Diner

11/8/2010 2:45am - William Burns takes a cigarette break outside of Jay's. William works as a waiter during the overnight shift five days a week.

2:55am - William brings dishes out to a group of college students from Monroe Community College. "This is one of our busiest shifts. Being near three schools means we get a lot of business from the post-party drunk crowd."

Sherry Wolf

10/15/2010 - Sherry Wolf takes “City Newspaper” to task for its front page article “Labor’s Love Lost,” which she says falsely represents the American working class as the base of the new political right wing.

Click on image for full story (Rochester Institute of Technology Reporter Magazine)