Love this boyfriend themed shoot with model Gee Burridge with Major Model Management, New York. Was originally going to shoot outside but the weather was not cooperating. Decided to create a simple set using three muslin backdrops; one hanging to make a wall, a second for the floor, and a third to throw over props for the model to sit/lean on. Very happy how the shoot turned out. Gee is a great model and worked the clothing. It was tough to select final images. Hair stylist Cassie Carey and makeup artist Dmitry Potapov did a great job creating beauty looks that worked with the clothing and setup. I love the loose hair! When we had a break in the weather we shot a look outside as well. Below are some final selects from the shoot.
I am pleased to report that my New York fashion clients are starting to shoot again. My first shoot since lockdown was June 30 at my fur client’s warehouse. It felt a bit weird returning to set but we all wore masks (except the model of course), did our best to social distance, the space was large and airy with good ventilation and fans to circulate the air.
So far all my work has been at client sites and location. I have not worked in my studio yet but look forward to returning!
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.
I have been collaborating with makeup artist Hiro Yonemoto for many years. Hiro is from Tokyo but lives in New York. He does go back to Japan for work and to visit family.
On my last shoot with him for custom couture client Lee Anderson he brought along a team from a Japanese beauty blog to interview him and film behind the scenes footage of the shoot.
Hiro just sent me a link to the video. It is well produced, fun to see, but I have no idea what they are saying!
Love this fashion editorial and magazine cover I photographed for Veneno Magazine. Fashion stylist and designer Claudio Cina worked with muse Cami Opp, a model with Wilhelmina NYC. I have worked with Cami numerous times for commercial, editorial, and commercial projects. Beauty, hair and makeup was provided by the uber talented and fun Andrea Wilson of Next Artist Management NYC.
This season I had the pleasure and honor of photographing the NYFW show package for SKorpion Management.
The shoot took place over 4 days at my NYC studio. Agency director Shameer Khan was on hand helping with fashion styling and creative direction.
Makeup artist Christina Lancaster and hair stylist Phrenchie were on point with the beauty.
The models were photographed against the same grey painted canvas backdrop. We shot one close up headshot/beauty look and a second full body look. For the guys we asked them to bring in a prop that best expressed and interest, their personality or their background. They brought sporting gear like a basketball, football, skateboard, lacrosse stick, boxing gloves but also books, musical instruments, and an African mask. With the girls we did not use props. Just showing off their beauty.
We had a great time shooting 30 plus models. The images we created were really well received by casting directors helping book the men and women in many top shows.
I am posting some images here but you can see all the photos on my website:
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!
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/
All my adult life I have been doing volunteer work with kids: literacy training in public schools, Big Brother volunteer, hosting foreign exchange students through AFS (ongoing). Five years ago I stumbled upon Flashes of Hope. The national organization photographs patients in pediatric cancer treatment centers and their families. I am currently the New York Chapter Director.
I was initially attracted to the organization because it focused on two of my passions: children and photography. I had no idea how meaningful our work is to the families we serve. First, it is a fun diversion. We have hair and makeup and make a really big deal to make sure the subjects feel very special. We bring a lot of levity onto the “set” (a backdrop and lighting equipment squeezed into whatever spare space we can find). The families are so grateful for the photos. For the kids who get better, they document a monumental time in the life. For the families who lose kids the photos are loving memories that are cherished.
I started off just as a photographer. I was extremely moved by the work we were doing. I volunteered as Chapter Director so I can be more involved on a regular basis. Usually I am organizing the shoots, booking hair and makeup and a photographer. I love sharing the experience with colleagues. It is incredible how emotional it is for all involved.
Tuesday I decided to take a turn as a photographer. It was a particularly difficult shoot emotionally since I was told that 4 of the 5 kids were under palliative care. The families are so generous with their appreciation and emotion. Lots of love. I am still feeling the effect from the day.
A big THANK YOU to Richard Piana and nuBest Salon for providing hair and makeup bringing all the more beauty into the shoot. Also a real appreciation for all Child Life specialists. Every one of you are angels.
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!