Just finished having some additional images retouched from my jewelry campaign photo shoot with the beautiful Michaela Vybohova from Major Model Management, NYC. Hair and makeup by the talented Veronika Robova.
Last week I shot a jewelry campaign and catalog. The client cast the beautiful Michaela Vybohova now with Major Model Management, New York. I had worked with Michaela a few years ago for a shearling outwear client. Michaela told me that was one of her first jobs after arriving in NYC. The fun and talented Veronika Robova did an amazing job with hair and makeup!
Veronika is from the Czech Republic, Michaela hails from Slovakia, the reunion and relations between the two states went extremely well except for this minor skirmish with a Makita leaf blower.
The client needed a rush on the retouching and delivery of images in order to print banners for a trade show in Las Vegas he is attending; twenty-four hours later, here are some of the images I delivered. I can’t wait to see photos of the trade show booth (love seeing my photos printed large), catalog and print ads!
It is a privilege and an honor to work with the families serviced by Flashes of Hope. As the New York Chapter Director I coordinate bringing professional photographers into pediatric cancer treatment centers to photograph the patients and their families. We also provide hair and makeup as well.
I am always blown away by the kids and their families. They are incredibly strong through trying times I hope none of us ever know. Although there are so many emotions very close to the surface, love is what always comes out. The amount of thanks and gratitude that we volunteers receive for something we do every day is such a reward.
The grace that the families share centers me until the next Flashes of Hope photo shoot!
Below are photos taken by volunteer photographer Greg Morris of me goofing around with a younger brother of one of the patients.
I love my job. It is so much fun creating images for my commercial fashion and beauty clients. I really enjoy working with other creatives to craft images that sell client’s products and services… and I get paid for doing it!
Equally rewarding is the volunteer work I do as the New York Chapter Director for Flashes of Hope, a national charity which brings commercial photographers into pediatric cancer treatment centers to photograph the patients and their families.
Today we had a photo shoot at Cohen’s Children’s Hospital in New Hyde Park, NY. The photographer was Greg Morris. NuBest Salon provided a glam squad for the shoot (hair and makeup). We always have an amazing time! The kids are amazing. The families give us strength, venerability, hope, and love. It really hammers hope what is truly important in life and puts any of my problems into context and perspective.
For the photographers and glam team, this is what we do every day. For the families it is really special to be pampered and photographed. In this day and age of Instagram and disposable photography we are creating photographs that document a critical point in the families’ lives that are treasured. It is an honor to be able to do this.
Lots of thanks to child life specialist Faye Brick and Richard Piana of nuBest Salon for their continued support.
Here are some behind the scenes from today’s shoot. Visit the Flashes of Hope website to see samples of the very special images created around the country.
Last week packed up my camera, strobes, stands, seamless background paper and headed to the garment center to shoot for outerwear lifestyle brand Member’s Only. After shooting the collection against seamless paper we set up outside for some additional environmental image shots. The showroom has a few balconies overlooking W. 40th St. with east and west views which scream Manhattan. I had a great day with models Gabrielle Covers from Major Model Management, New York, Todd Charles from Q Models NYC and my favorite Czech makeup artist/hair stylist Veronika Robova. Sidenote,the client styled the shoot with cool footwear from their friends at Jibs Life!
Below are some photos straight out of camera, no retouching.
I love my job. There is nothing I would rather be doing than creating photographs. Last Saturday I had the pleasure of photographing Ilaria Della Bidia. Ilaria lives in Lucca, a small city in Tuscany, Italy. Coincidentally last summer I had the pleasure of visiting Lucca while spending time visiting close friends. It is a magnificent walled city where the central square was built on top of a Roman Ampitheater. Lucca is the birthplace of Puccini. When walking past the music conservatory students’ music pours out of every window.
Ilaria tours with Andrea Bocelli and is putting the finishing touches on a solo release. Besides singing like an angel Ilaria is beautiful both inside and out. Her playful personality and comfort in front of the camera made my job very easy.
Fashion stylist Brit Cato pulled magnificent gowns and casual looks that complimented Ilaria’s beauty and style. Makeup artist and hair stylist Angela Ivana did a beautiful job creating natural and more glamorous looks.
Here is an image taken at the end of the day with Ilaria, Brit and myself looking fresh!
Once I get the team’s final selects I will post the final images! Images will be used for promotion and publicity. I hear that they will be displayed in Time Square, NYC!
The concept is a clean set using grey seamless paper rolled up exposing the photo studio’s cement floor giving a bit of an industrial feel. Fashion is denim driven using accessories and set design to tie in non-denim looks. Hair is loose and wind-blown, makeup is clean with strong elements. Lore’s look is very strong, beautiful face, thick, long hair, and a great figure. Her posing and movement is strong, she really knows how to work a look.
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