Offical Track Photographer of Buffalo Raceway
Bill Burke - Buffalo Raceway track photographer

Everyone has a story – a wedding, their child performing, personal achievements…something they want to remember and share, especially the emotion of the occassion, and that’s what we strive to capture as photographers.

-Bill Burke

Everyone Has A Story

As I started down this path, I knew I would be capturing memories, but it quickly became apparent that these are more than just pictures. I did not anticipate the emotional connection people would have and it has been an unexpected joy to be caught up in that emotion. I used to think that as a photographer we don’t want to be part of the scene, don’t want to be involved. But we really need to, and honestly, it’s hard not to get caught up in the emotion when you’re looking at the world through a 1/2″ inch hole.

Hi! I’m Bill and I am a visual creator in Hamburg, NY.

I think I got my first camera when I was 8, and now I am blessed to be able to do be able to this for others. It’s in the blood; my paternal grandfather was a photographer. I took photography classes in high school and was able to get him to dig out his old darkroom equipment. We had a great time making prints of my dad and his sisters from some old negatives Grandpa had.

So, after 25 years in corporate America, I decided I had enough of that and started looking for what I’d do with the rest of my life. I was nearing retirement age anyway, so why not start now. Through a variety of circumstances, I came around to professional photography and established Creekside Imagery in 2018. I committed to learning the “things” and trusted God for the rest.

Track Photographer

In addition to freelance photography and photo art creations, I am blessed to have been called to be the track photographer at Buffalo Raceway in Hamburg, NY since January 2020.

Everyone has a story. Let’s tell yours!