John Huba's "Lenny Bee" is a heartfelt portrait of longtime Woodstock resident and farmer extraordinaire Leonardo Francesco Busciglio. Known to his friends as "Lenny Bee", Busciglio is a self-described "student of life"; he produces wine, smokes trout, and makes honey and candles on the sprawling property where his family has resided for over 52 years. Lenny's farm is a tiny, self-sustained world: powered by windmill, fed by Lenny's mother, and occupied by a continuous stream of close friends who come to revel in his company. Lenny Bee not only offers a window into the daily routine of an eccentric and loveable character, but a model for a life well-lived, in which fulfillment is measured by the depth of one's connection to nature and community. As Lenny puts it, "I have friends, great family, and good health. Something money cannot buy."
John Huba has been a sought after New York photographer and filmmaker for over two decades. Emmy nominated for his documentary Hey Vinny, Huba has struck a balance between shooting both film and still photos over the course of his career.
Huba began his career as a photojournalist for his local newspaper The Peekskill Evening Star at sixteen years old. He moved to New York City in his early twenties to pursue a career in both photography and film. His first editorial break came with a cover for The New York Times Magazine, working with legendary editor, Carrie Donovan. Coincidentally, Huba later directed Carrie Donovan in the celebrated Old Navy commercials.
Huba currently lives with his wife, two daughters, and their dog Moose in Woodstock, NY.
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