When a bus company decided to build their corporate headquarters in Olean, New York, photographer Les Howard turned the construction into a creation. Transitional Photographs of One Blue Bird Square Olean, New York is a similar project Mr. Howard has worked on for the past twenty-nine years. A Blue Bird Bus Company decided to build its corporate office in Olean and Mr. Howard documented the event from a bare lot to a grand opening. Out of 2590 photographs 792 slides were converted to digital images to use for his book. Mr. Howard is fascinated with the idea of telling a story with numbered photographs and captions. The complete story from ground breaking, excavating to building of forms to pouring concrete through a series of detailed images that stir the imagination as each turned page further develops the building into a character of its very own. Watch the story grow with the help of photography of an erecting structure that takes a life of its own. Les Howard first found inspiration through photography in school. He liked the idea of taking a series of pictures in sequence to tell a story from start to finish. His first serious idea began with a college art project in which he took black and white pictures of the Sound Factory being dismantled. His photos in sequence earned him an A.
Les Howard attended Jamestown Commuinty College at Olean,N.Y.,in art and photography. He earned a diploma at New York Institute of Professional photography and Winona International School of the Profitable Business of Stock Photography, Mt. Prospect Ill. Mr.Howard also has landscaping and Master Locksmithing diplomas.He currenty lives in Jamestown, New York.