Albion photographer honored at annual convention

Staff Reports Posted 28 February 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Photo North East has released the results of its annual photo competition and reported that Bruce Landis of Photos by Bruce and Associates is a multiple winner with “Future Farmer” and “Blue Eyed Mikko.”

A high school senior portrait of Albion Senior Class President Aaron Burnside, titled “Future Farmer,” was Landis’s highest scoring image. The setting for the portrait is the Poverty Hill Farm of County House Road in Albion. Operated by the Neal family, the farm milks 490 cows.

Burnside, a four-year member and vice president of the Albion FFA, was photographed in the one of the barns wearing his FFA jacket with several cattle in the background. Burnside aspires to obtain a doctorate in Agriculture Business. He credits his high school teacher Adam Krenning and farm co-owner Jody Neal for the opportunity to work at the dairy farm, putting his FFA education to practical use.

Landis also won first place honors for a portrait of a Siberian Husky owned by Nick Causyn. “Blue Eyed Mikko” is a photograph taken outdoors on a snowy day, with snow covered evergreens as the background at Bruce’s Ridge Road studio.

Photo North East is the annual convention, trade show and photo competition hosted by the Professional Photographers of New York State, the Professional Photographers Association of New Jersey, and the Professional Photographers of America.