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.
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.
Below are some of the images we created!
I am pleased to share a new beauty editorial for Lucire Magazine featuring fashion model Gee Burridge, Major Models, New York. Gee is a dream to work with. She is gorgeous and knows how to move. NAHA award winning hair stylist Cassie Carey created full, voluminous hair styles using Gee’s thick, natural hair. Makeup artist Dmitri Potapov complemented Gee’s beautiful features and perfect skin with natural, glam looks. The editorial was photographed at Blonde Studios, NYC. It is a gorgeous space and fully equipped with Profoto lighting and all the necessary grip gear. Postproduction courtesy of Dylan Reece, Mr. Retoucher.
Love the images from this photo shoot with model Nasri Ashkir with One Management, New York. Shot in my studio. Fashion stylist Brit Lovoi put together great looks. Beauty, hair and makeup by Veronika Robova. Below are some images from the shoot.
Love seeing my work on a model’s portfolio page on an agency website. Especially if it is an agency as impressive of One Management! Model Kenz Brownn stopped by the studio for a few hours and we got creative. The team consisted of makeup artist Dani Schacter, hair stylist Tomoko Kuwamura, and fashion stylist Brit Cato.
Kenz is stunning and lovely to work with. I am really pleased to have created these images with her and the team!
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!
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, a rainy May New York morning, we had a faux snowball fight, drank fake hot chocolate with real whipped cream, and had a lot of silly fun photographing kids outerwear fashion for BJ’s and Costco.
I love shooting kids (with a camera, of course).
The ham that I am, I had to don a men’s jacket and get into a fun photo with the kids.
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!
Wednesday evening. Just completed my third day shooting for the early fall McCall’s Pattern Company catalog; two more days to go! McCall’s creates patterns for home sewers to create their own clothing. The company has a deep, rich history dating back to 1870! I had the pleasure of working in their studio and touring their catalog archives. They have all of their past catalogs and is a real history of fashion and trends. A plethora of supermodels have graced the covers!
The amount of preparation and thought that goes into each shoot is really impressive. I am honored to be entrusted to help execute the team’s vision while adding my personal style to each shoot. The art direction, styling, model casting, makeup/hair and organization is always on point.
It is a thrill to receive the catalog after it is printed. I love doing photography for this client!
Since there is an embargo on the fashion images I can only show limited images I take specifically to share for social media. I get approval from the fashion editor prior to posting.
Here are some natural light beauty images of models Sam Vrielink of Wilhelmina New York, myself with model Bamboo (Shine Ibu), Lauren Macarro of State Management NYC, Karen cutting Lauren’s hair (not) and Anna Vorobyeva Wilhelmina New York in the makeup chair with makeup artist Dawn Brocco and fashion director Karen Duffy.
Can’t wait to shoot children’s fashion tomorrow!