My Spring 17 photography for activewear lifestyle brand LukkaLux are currently up on their website! LukkaLux creates chic, sexy, trend setting designs implementing great graphic cuts, bold colors and materials with a focus on comfort and utility. These bras, tops, bottoms, jackets and bags look and feel equally great in the gym/studio or at brunch!
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.
All my adult life I have been volunteering with children. I have done literacy work in New York City elementary and high schools for 10 years, a volunteer for Catholic Big Brothers for 8 years, and have hosted 6 foreign exchange students through AFS, each for a full school year.
It goes without saying I love photographing kids. Where it is not a large percentage of my work, I find it fun and gratifying. The younger they are, the more difficult it is. Try getting a cranky two year old to stand on a specific spot, facing forward, and smiling while the clothes look well styled!
I don’t share much of my children’s work, but here is a new collection from one of my NYC fashion clients. We shot it this spring. I am excited to hear it is already in 50 stores!
Last week I worked with client Label and Thread shooting their F/W ’16 catalog. They design beautiful sweaters. This is my third time shooting for them. It is always a fun, productive day. Makeup artist and hair stylist Andrea Wilson with Next Artist Management is not only an incredible talent but she brings a great energy onto set. Our stunning model was Sofia Reynal from Wilhelmina New York.
Here are some behind the scenes photos from the shoot.
Client shooting a behind the scenes photo of hair stylist Andrea getting some body into model’s hair.
Nothing like a Makita portable leaf blower to get the hair going in the studio!
Can’t wait to see the final images on their website!
Last week had a fun day shooting photographs for a denim/jeans catalog for client Driftwood. The models Vanessa Jorge and Mikeala Blumberg from Major Model Management NYC are both beautiful and a pleasure to work with!
Hair and makeup were provided by the talented Ellen Guhin.
A fun behind the scenes photograph of the client snapping some photos of the models for social media.
And a few final images from the shoot. Looking forward to the website going live!
Very excited about the revamp of my client Member’s Only Fall 16 collection. I had the opportunity to shoot the campaign and catalog earlier this year. The iconic brand is updating the look into a fashion forward collection under the creative stewardship of Gene Uy. Keeping and building on the original legacy collection, changing lengths, silhouettes, fabrics and details gives the collection a contemporary cutting edge look while remaining true to the brand history!
I recently shot a lookbook for Brasilian born, New York based fashion designer Thais Lima. The concept was loose and edgy, just shoot the model against the wall of my Manhattan studio a few props like a ladder, box, stool, etc. The model was the lovely Karolina Nevia from Q Model Management, NYC. Karolina was actually a last minute replacement for another model who arrived with the flu. Everything happens for a reason… Karolina was amazing. She understood the concept and the clothing and was perfect face for the collection. Tiffany Oliver (hair and makeup) from Wilhelmina Artist Management had the easy task of making the beautiful Karolina look beautiful.
Below are some photos from the shoot, behind the scenes pic as well.