Author Archives: Aaron Ingrao

Don’t sweat the small shit, until you sweat the small shit.

There’s a detachment from photography I sometimes feel that makes me wonder if I am one or not anymore.  Sometimes I go for long periods of time where I don’t pick up my camera.  I wake up, have coffee, wonder if … Continue reading

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19IDEAS Environmental portraits of employees

If you haven’t heard of the marketing and communications agency, 19IDEAS, you likely will sometime soon. With a 362% growth over the last three years, they are one of WNY’s fastest growing companies. Knowing half the staff as well as … Continue reading

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Nickel City Drink Cocktail Festival

I was recently hired to create work for the Nickel City Drink festival coming up Oct 12-16, 2016. The principle bars include Vera Pizzeria, (a bar I have shot before for my Passion Project as well as my current project Keepers Of … Continue reading

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Tommyrotter Distillery for Keepers of The Craft: Cocktails Across America

While I try and seek funding to get on the road and start producing work for my book, Keepers of The Craft: Cocktails Across America, I’ve been spending time in my hometown of Buffalo, NY documenting the local distilleries.  Buffalo … Continue reading

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Keepers Of The Craft: Cocktails Across America…and Luke the Aussie

I am passionate about the history and consumption of classic cocktails. I recently began working on a long term project documenting the passionate and skilled bartenders who, over the last ten years or so, have been reintroducing classic drink experiences … Continue reading

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Bondi bids bye bye to the award winning beard…sorta.

  I tried everything to get him to shave it all the way down, but he just wasn’t having it. Justin is a friend and a hell of a videographer.  Check him out.  

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Kuni for The Passion Project…and a fish

In 1990, Kuni Sato arrived in the US from a small village in japan. Six years later, the self taught sushi chef opened Kuni’s. After nine years he needed a break, so he closed the doors on his Elmwood location. … Continue reading

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Nickel City Cycles and the Marit bike for The Passion Project…and a cat.

My friends over at Nickel City Cycles, a couple of frame builders in the heart of Buffalo, NY, have been working on a new bike for one of their race team members, Marit Ogin. They intended to showcase the bike … Continue reading

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Lake Placid, fly fishing, mountain biking, a ton of rain…and a dog

I took a trip to Lake placid a few weeks ago after checking the weather forecast for the coming days.  Clear, it said. Clear. My intention was to hook up with some fly fishermen out of The Hungry Trout in … Continue reading

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DUPONT AND PISGAH FORESTS, MOUNTAIN BIKING, HANS…AND SOME DOGS. PART 2

As promised, here’s Part 2 featuring the action shots from my shoot with the boys from The Hub and Pisgah Tavern. Tim Koerber and Peter Haile .  Both super strong riders and a blast to ride and work with.  Part 1 here. I … Continue reading

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