If you are on social media, you’re probably familiar with the breathtaking photography of John Gisis. His aerial photos have caught the attention of Rochester residents for many reasons, chief among them, they depict Rochester for what it really is — a picturesque place to live, work, and raise a family.
Gisis, a Rochester native and certified FAA Part 107 drone operator, began creating aerial photographs as a way to enjoy his retirement, capture the beauty of his hometown, and connect with a wider audience.
His photography is posted to several Rochester-centric social media pages, garnering thousands of ‘likes’ and comments from people all over the region. His posts inspire people of all ages to enjoy Rochester from another vantage, sparking countless conversations and memories.
The response to his work is overwhelmingly positive, which is increasingly rare on social media. This phenomenon is something Gisis doesn’t take lightly.
“I am genuinely thankful for everyone’s support,” said Gisis. “The loves, likes, and comments on all the Facebook pages continue to encourage me to look for and capture images that are unique and pleasant to the eye.”
For the second year, Gisis is selling a calendar featuring his most popular images. Through a collaboration with The Kingston Press (Wolfboro, NH), the calendar is professionally designed and assembled to his specifications.
The calendars are available for sale in several locations, including the Rochester Public Library, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, Postal Center USA, Mitchell Hill BBQ, Windjammers Seafood Restaurant, and Potter’s House Bakery and Cafe.
At only $15, the calendar makes a great gift, just in time for the holiday season.
According to Gisis, a portion of the proceeds supports several local charities, including End 68 Hours of Hunger, SHARE Fund, Rochester Historical Society and Museum, Howie’s Field of Dreams, and Friends of the Library.