Had a great day shooting beauty with the stunning model Kenz with One Management, New York. Some behind the scenes photos with makeup artist Dani Schacter and hair stylist Tomoko working their magic. They had the tough job of making gorgeous Kenz gorgeous. I look forward to sharing the final selects soon!
Saturday I had the opportunity to photograph a wonderful family from Long Island celebrating the parents/grandparent’s 50th wedding anniversary. This is a departure from my normal commercial fashion and beauty work, but was refreshing and welcome! I love photographing people! We met at my studio. I was set up and ready to go. We had 6 adults and 4 kids individually and in various combinations. There was so much love and everyone was so comfortable. The kids were amazing. All I had to say is “get closer” or “pile on dad” and magic happened! I used both strobes and natural light to vary the feel of the images. My favorite moment was when the kids started to get really animated, running up the curved cyclorama wall and photo bombing.
I got lots of wonderful compliments. The ultimate was in and email received the next day wanting to make the day an annual event!
Below is the last frame of the day with me jumping in!
Very proud to share a new fashion editorial I produced and photographed for Lingerie Journal. Model Danique Blaauyendraad from Supreme Management NYC was perfect for this project. Fashion stylist Brittany Lovoi pulled pieces from current collections that complimented the the “New Neutrals”. MUA Marjo-Riitta and hair stylist Monae Everrett did a wonderful job tying into and bringing out the most from each look.
Below are a few looks from the shoot. Please take a look at the complete editorial by clicking on this link: https://thelingeriejournal.com/new-neutrals-photo-editorial/
My friend Kenny Chan of Full Motion NYC shared a behind the scenes video he shot from my lifestyle fashion photo shoot for shoe client J/Slides Footwear. We had a great shoot, meeting in Central Park 6:30 am on a beautiful June weekday morning. I was surprised how busy the park was at that time; runners, dogs, cyclists, trucks making deliveries. In retrospect I am not sure why I thought Central Park would be quiet.
To see some of the still work and promo videos please visit the client website by clicking below!
Last week I had the pleasure of shooting model Sean Biloski, Wilhelmina New York for an activewear campaign that will be featured in Costco internationally.
During the shoot I had fashion stylist Nyree square up against Sean, taking a promotional shot for their upcoming UFC, no holds barred, world championship bout!
I have my money on Nyree. She may give up a considerable advantage on height and weight, but she is quite fast, has a great eye, and very skilled with pins and binder clips!
We had a lot of fun shooting lifestyle images in my studio!
Yesterday I stopped by the retail store of my long time client Lee Anderson Couture. Lee creates exquisite custom couture fashion for her discriminating clientele. Unfortunately Lee was not in the store, but got to see some of the images we shot last year in print.
I picked up a couple of postcards that are sent out as promotion, and the in store poster she prints each season.
The model is the stunning Jessica LeBleis from Next Model Management, New York. Jessica totally gets the clothing and concept. Everything looks amazing on her. Makeup artist and hair stylist Hiro Yonemoto with Art Department had the difficult job of making the beautiful Jessica look beautiful!
Special thanks to Wikkie for her beautiful craftsmanship and styling on set!
I love working for New York knitwear designer Label and Thread! They create beautiful sweaters, scarves and hats, are really great with styling the looks, book great models, and are really fun to work with. We always use Andrea Wilson of Next Artists for hair and makeup. Andrea is extremely talented and a blast to work with. Her energy keeps the set jumping and her attention to detail makes sure each look is flawless. This season the client booked Dutch model Romy de Grijff from Wilhelmina NY. Romy is a stunning woman and a pleasure to work with. She made my job extremely easy.
The day started off similar to most. I arrived at the studio early to start setting up. I like to be ready to shoot when the client arrives. This way I am free to spend time helping the client with what they need to prepare for a day of shooting. During the week another photographer had a job photographing food. My studio manager surprised us with a crate of assorted bags of tortilla chips. There were about 30 bags! Jokingly I asked him what about the guacamole? He came in with a bag of ripe avocados, onion, tomato and limes. I spent the next 10 minutes making some killer guacamole for the crew and studio staff. That was a first!
Unfortunately there was no tequila left over. Never too early for shots!
We had a really productive day of shooting. Below are some of the looks from the F/W18 collection. I am looking forward to seeing the images live on their website! If you would like to see some of our work from the current season take a look at www.labelandthread.com.
Romy and Andrea love my guacamole!
And images of the collection