With more than 35 years of experience in photography and more than 24 years experience in video production, the unique partnership created between husband and wife team Michael and Christina Mandolfo has consistently produced outstanding visual work.
Continuing to produce top-quality work and treating each client with the same care and respect they share with their own family remains Michael and Christina's mission.
About Michael Mandolfo
Michael Mandolfo uses his 30 years of experience as a photographer to combine the client's conceptual focus with the creative sensibility necessary to create truly custom imagery.
The work created by both Michael Mandolfo the artist and commercially as Forest Productions & Photography, Inc., produces compelling imagery. Most recently, Michael has transitioned his natural ability with still images into moving pictures through his video work. When not shooting on location, Michael creates his photographic artwork in his 4,500 square foot studio in Buffalo, NY.
As an artist, Michael uses sharp consideration of context and appreciation for nature to wield powerful, unique and unexpected images. He discerns patterns emergent in nature and captures the simple organic beauty and architectural structure of everyday objects. Michael works one-on-one with clients, art buyers and designers to meet their particular needs. Michael strives to combine the client's focus with the artistic sensibility necessary to produce compelling imagery for hotel, travel and leisure environments.
Michael's work has achieved global recognition, appearing in Times Square, in destination hotels - including the top ranked NYNY hotel in Las Vegas - as - well as across Europe and Japan. Michael has received gold and silver Communicator Awards, as well as platinum and gold Hermes awards.
About Christina Mandolfo
Christina Mandolfo uses her passion and 20+ years of experience and skill in production to produce visually stunning work for Forest Productions and Photography.
Her background in video has given Christina a strong appreciation for, and an understanding of, the power of images and of storytelling. Combined with a strong sense for organization and business know-how, she has the ability to create pieces that are moving, informative and award-winning.
For Christina, experience has been the key; her perseverance and innate organizational skill have aided her ascent from assisting some of Buffalo's best producers and directors on big budget commercial shoots to directing and producing her own productions. Christina has spent many years creating corporate video work, and more than 16 years working along side her husband, Michael, to produce award-winning commercial photography.
Christina's awards include Telly Awards, an international award that recognizes outstanding work in the field of video, an Accolade Award and a number of local awards.
About the Studio:
-4,500 square feet of space
-2 fully equipped studios
-30 foot cove
-fully equipped working kitchen
-client working areas and lounge
-plenty of free parking
Location of the Studio:
75 Boxwood Lane, Buffalo, NY 14227
Located in the Garrett Leather Building, the entrance to the Forest Productions' studio is around the left side of the building (look for our logo on the door).