Meet The Artists

Todd Tanner Photographer

Todd Tanner

It is a great privilege for me to introduce my friend, Todd Tanner … the man behind the camera. Postcards – Photos – Central New York, I guess we were destined to discover each other!  Hmmmm, via Facebook (?) - who knew, but I sure am glad that we did! 

Todd Tanner is a talented and lovely man.  He is soft-spoken and thoughtful.  There is such irony in our joint venture! He communicates so eloquently with his photography and while I love words, often I cannot find a single word that matches the emotions produced from his art.  Todd has two series of postcards:

  • “You Know You Love Central New York If …” SEASON – by Todd Tanner
  • “You Know You Love MacKenzie-Childs If …” WELCOME HOME – by Todd Tanner

I firmly believe that it is the simple things in life that mean so much; for me, postcards are just one example.  Todd, gives the gift of a photo each morning on Facebook; he has a huge following.  Judging from the comments, these images are often the spark of a smile, the image of beauty that stays with the soul for the rest of the day.  He is faithful to his followers.

Todd has prints and calendars for sale.  For more information contact Todd at:

Watch Now: Photographer makes name for himself with beautiful scenics of Cayuga County | Local News | Auburn, NY | |

Matt Champlin Photographer

Matt Champlin

While researching the Skaneateles postcard series I came across a stunning aerial photograph of the lake during the Skaneateles Antique & Classis Boat Show.  Matt was identified as the photographer; it was an image that I could not get out of my mind.  So … I “googled” Matt and discovered a talented and dedicated individual.  Matt is not only an accomplished and certified drone photographer, he is a dedicated and “Master”  technology teacher specializing in  Computer Science, Drone Technology and Network Administration at the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES. 

The idea of a Finger Lakes series was percolating in my head and after a conversation with Matt (and lots of scrolling through his amazing Flickr albums) a series was born – 11 lakes, 9 waterfalls and 1 super special and super high aerial shot!  “You Know You Love The Finger Lakes If …” Heaven on Earth – by Matt Champlin.

Matt’s photos have inspired me to make The Finger Lakes Land Trust one of the yearly donation sources.

Matt Champlin’s albums | Flickr 

CO BOCES CTE Teacher Named Master Teacher (

Better together – Economic Developer as Community Partner – Cayuga Economic Development Agency (

Skaneateles photographer uses drone to capture students' imaginations, aerial landscapes | Lifestyles |