I have been waiting to share this fashion editorial entitled Ebb and Flow that I shot early this Fall. It was just published in Parsian magazine Kodd. If features model Alisar with agency The Management New York(I am happy to see that the agency is using 4 of the photos on her portfolio page). Fashion editor/stylist Erin Bookman dressed Alisar in layered looks from designers Dries van Noten, Off-White, Maison Margiela, Comme Des Garcons, Issey Miyake paired with vintage pieces from her own collection.
We decided to shoot the story in black and white. I incorporated motion and shot through painted glass in order to give a dreamlike feel to the story.
Hair stylist Jason Linkow, ABTP and makeup artist Maria Oviedo completed the team.
Creative directory Alex Palomo and I created a stunning editorial for Genlux Magazine. It was our first collaboration. We spent a couple of months planning our next shoot based on his concept Cockatoo Inn. We planned a sexy, film noir, motel feel, inspired by tight sets and limited props to be shot in my New York studio. We put together a moodboard and started recruiting a team: fashion stylist Bex Vanderway, hair stylist Damian Monzillo, and makeup artist J.Patrick. It was our first time working with Bex. I had collaborated with Damian on a killer beauty editorial for Oob Magazine and was looking forward to working together again. J.Patrick had worked with Alex before but it was my first time shooting with him. We contacted Chad Thompson of Communa-K and he agreed to help with casting models for the project. He gave us some amazing options and we selected Monica Ollander of Ford Models New York and Melissa Cuc with Supreme Model Management.
After nailing down the moodboard I purchased some curtains, scavenged some rugs and was preparing to drag some of my Danish Modern furniture into the studio. My wife was not happy about transporting her curated furniture into my studio. Since everybody on the team was fully vaccinated against Covid we decided to shoot the concept in my Park Slope Brownstone. I was really excited by the prospect and after showing Alex what my home offered, he was pretty stoked as well. We spent a Saturday prepping models, moving furniture, shlepping lighting equipment around my home. We had a great time and were very excited with the images we created!
I have included photos in this post but check out my website and Instagram to see more!
Styled by fashion director Mike Stallings, we shot at a single location in Brooklyn. I love the simplicity of the wall, offering a dynamic backdrop to showcase our killer guys and the street style high fashion.
Very excited to share this new shoot with fresh face model Emma with Elite New York. Emma is visiting NYC for a week to meet with her bookers and prepare for her launch this fall. I am the lucky photographer to be the first to work with her in New York.
Makeup artist/hair stylist Maria Oviedo and I had a great time working with her. We kept the concept clean and want to accentuate her natural beauty. I think we were very successful! The images are stunning!
I love this shoot with natural beauty Madison DeSilva from Ford NYC. Madison is a dream to work with, perfect skin, gorgeous features and sweet personality. My friend and frequent collaborator, makeup artist and hair stylist Maria Ailen Oviedo enhanced Madison’s beauty keeping the makeup light and subtle bringing out highlights. We played with her lip color and beautiful, thick, long hair. These images were created in my New York photo studio. I am super excited to share the images we created. Check out my website and Instagram to see more stunning photos!
We used makeup artist Hiro Yonemoto, Art Department NYC who also was the hair stylist. We then created magic in studio. The shoot went so smoothly. No hiccups, no drama… just magic. Selecting the final images was our biggest problem… there were so many amazing photographs to choose from.
Below are some of the final selects. Please visit my website to see more!
A couple of weeks ago I teamed up with hairstylist Cassie Carey and makeup artist JP Ramirez (represented by Blonde.Artists , a fabulous agency) to create some new work for our portfolios. We were working on a sexy boyfriend concept. For this shoot we cast model Emily Van Raay with Women360 Management, New York. I styled the shoot using button downs and sports coat from my closet. Emily supplied the lingerie since I don’t have any in my wardrobe.
The photographs we created exceeded our expectations. The main problem was selecting which images to use! The finishing touches in post production were executed by the fabulous retoucher Albina Annen who shares our vision of enhancing the natural beauty without going overboard.
Earlier this fall I had the pleasure of photographing a campaign for jewelry designer Monte Neri. Classic gold and gemstones. It is a really elegant collection. The concept was fairly simple, get some gorgeous models, drape them in Monte Neri, and create the magic!
Fashion stylist Jonatan Mejia met in February and started planning to produce and shoot a fashion editorial together. We had a date scheduled for mid March, and then the Covid lockdown made it impossible. When NYC started opening back up we revived our plan.
Last week I got together in my studio with NAHA winning hair stylist Cassie Carey and makeup artist Dmitry Potapov to shoot a beauty test with model Gabriella Wilkens from Women 360 Management. Gabriella has soft, delicate features and long, beautiful, curly, natural hair. We focused on clean makeup and shaping the model’s hair. After we were finished in the studio we went out to the roof for some additional images. We are super pleased with the results. Gabriella’s agency thinks the images are stunning!