The Professional Photographers Society of New York State 2010 Executive Council Award was presented to Bruce Hahn in recognition of “the person, selected by the PPSNYS council for significant contributions toward the advancement of this society.” The award was presented to Bruce during the annual convention awards banquet Sunday night!
Bruce has been instrumental in the development and support of the Greater Rochester Professional Photographers! It is really awesome that the whole State feels the same way about one of our own!
Congratulations, Bruce from Hahn Photographic! THANK YOU for all that you do for Photographers all over! Photos and interview to follow….
March Focus on a GRPPster is with Bruce Hahn:
GRPP: Hahn Photographic is in a very interesting building, please tell me a little about the business and how it arrived in a fire house.
Hahn: The Firehouse was built around 1910 and there were horse drawn fire ‘trucks’ at the time. My father ran Hahn Photographic (opened 1952) and bought the building in 1982.
GRPP: What brought your Father to the photographic supplies business?
Hahn: He was a travel photographer and used slides, so was very interested in all things photographic.
GRPP: Did you follow in his footsteps?
Hahn: Well, I love to travel and have been to all of America’s lower 48 states and a lot of Europe. I think my next trip will be to either Alaska or Hawaii.
GRPP: What other hobbies do you have?
Hahn: Cooking and race cars
GRPP: Where have you not been that you would like to visit?
GRPP: Where would you live if you weren’t in Rochester?
Hahn: Out west
GRPP: You have been married for 9 years… do you remember who your wedding photographer was?
Hahn: Yes, we were very happy with him! We used Joe Pellingra Photography
GRPP: How many employees does Hahn Photographic have?
Hahn: We have 7 employees, including myself
GRPP: What is your favorite part of your job?
Hahn: The customer interactions. I enjoy solving photographer’s problems and helping them.