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Hair stylist training

Twice a year I am hired by Mingle Salon and Milbon USA to photograph the work of Japanese hair stylists that are being trained at Milbon USA headquarters. My friend and expert stylist Michio Shiramizu of Mingle Salon leads the training session. Hiro Yonemoto provides the makeup for the models.

The day before the shoot we hold a casting so the stylists can select their models from approximately 50 or so girls that come from six different model agencies. We always get a strong turnout and wonderful girls to choose from.

The stylists create two looks each on their model. I photograph the looks both in studio and out on the streets of Soho. It is a blast taking the team onto the crowded streets and entertaining the shoppers and tourists with a glimpse of a fashion shoot while annoying the residents by congesting their sidewalks. Hey, we have a permit, so all is fair.

Here are some behind the scenes photos from the casting and shoot. I will post pictures soon!

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Michio Shiramizu, hair, Mingle Salon, New York, Manhattan, photography, hair

APM Models, Paige, hair, makeup, NYC, Soho, MIngle Salon,

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Men’s fashion campaign – American Boy by Vaughn Jerreaux

Had a great shoot on Friday for American Boy by Vaughn Jerreaux 2014 Men’s fashion campaign.

Vaughn is an incredible creative and wonderful to work with. He has a strong vision which he is able to articulate. I love the graphics on his tanks and tees!

The model is Geo, an elementary school teacher; love his hair! I am sure his kids love him! Grooming is by Andrea Archer.

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Photography on a white background, Stephen Colbert rips on Amazon’s approved patent.

Is all publicity good publicity?

Amazon recently received a patent for photography on a white background. I hope Jeff Bezos gave lots of stock options to the genius employees who came up with this idea: Jeremy David Sawatzky, Christina L. Porter, Jeff Strauss and Gil Blank.

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Amazon’s patent diagram on photographing a subject against a white background

Here is the video where Colbert gives Amazon a second…

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Behind the scene photos from a beauty test shoot

A beauty test shoot is just what it sounds like. Get together a crew and make some photos. There is no client; you don’t get paid (actually, it costs money). It is a great opportunity to work with new people, try out new ideas, and create fresh work for your portfolio. That is exactly what we did yesterday.

Hairstylist Seiji Uehara and I have been in touch for years. We have been talking about working together but with busy schedules it never happened… until yesterday. Originally we were going to shoot with a mutual friend and makeup artist Susan Donoghue but Susan got booked on a job last minute that she had to take. Luckily the talented Tatyana Kharkova was available and could come to my studio to play.
Also my first time working with manicurist Ayumu Takasawa

After contacting model agencies and seeing what girls were available to test with, we decided on Lucie Pustova (Next) and Delaney Sproles (Major) and planned on shooting two looks with each model.

The team gelled, the girls were great, and everyone is excited about the results! I will share them after we select images and finish retouching them. Until then, here are some behind the scenes photos!

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Delaney Sproles (Major Model Management) gets glommed up!

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Lucie Pustova gets the perfect lip!

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Lucie shows off her lovely lips while Tatyana admires her work!

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Delaney flashes a gang sign with deadly nails!

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Behind the scenes- Miss USA Erin Brady for Aventura Magazine

I had the opportunity to photograph Miss USA Erin Brady for Aventura Magazine’s June Bridal issue.

Erin was incredible to work with; down to earth, beautiful, fun and game. Fashion stylist Angellika Morton pulled beautiful gowns for the shoot, with wonderful jewelry,accessories and floral arrangements. Makeup, hair, and nails was the talented team of Aeriel Payne, Ayato Yokojima and Noako Saita.

We had a fun day, shot eight looks, and Erin was out by 5:45 to be whisked away to a charity black tie event.

Here are some behind the scenes photos from the day. Can’t wait for the magazine to publish so I can share the final photos!

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Erin getting glammed up by Naoko (nails) and Ayato (hair). Aeriel in the background prepping for makeup.

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Erin having her hair styled by Ayato while I photo bomb for a selfie.

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Makeup artist Aeriel Payne gets happy!

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Makeup artist Aeriel Payne applying eye shadow by the natural light of a window.

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Ayato on set puts the finishing touches on Erin’s hair.

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Showing off the bridal gowns!

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Stylist Angellika Morton and I mug for the camera.

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Gotta take a selfie with Miss USA!

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Men’s fashion editorial – And Men Magazine

Sharing a fashion editorial published in And Men Magazine. Long time collaborator Andre Austin styled the shoot which took place in my New York studio. Sean Harju from Soul Artist Management was the model.

And Men is a beautiful oversized magazine published in Australia twice a year and distributed worldwide. The quality of and standards for photography is incredibly high. It is always an honor to have work included in the book.

Andre Austin is a wonderful fashion stylist and a long time collaborator. He has a great aesthetic and has a great sense for styling both men and women. With men he takes classic looks but gives them a whimsical twist which makes you look twice.

I enjoy shooting men’s fashion. In many ways it is much easier than photographing women. Usually there is a lot less going on with hair and makeup, taking 20 minutes to prep and groom a guy. Also the guys just need to look like handsome, cool dudes, which they usually are anyway, we just dress them up a bit!

Fashion editorial featuring Sean Harju for And Men magazine.

Fashion editorial featuring Sean Harju for And Men magazine.

Fashion editorial featuring Sean Harju for And Men magazine.

Fashion editorial featuring Sean Harju for And Men magazine.

Fashion editorial featuring Sean Harju for And Men magazine.

Fashion editorial featuring Sean Harju for And Men magazine.

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NYC Designer Lee Anderson Part II – the photos

As promised, here are images from the Spring 2014 photo shoot for New York fashion designer Lee Anderson.

We were very fortunate to have the stunning Clara Settje (Trump Model Management) modeling for us. The talented Xtah Weiss did an incredible job with hair and makeup.

This was a pretty straight forward shoot using a white background, a wind machine on Clara’s hair initially, then giving her a more glamorous look the second half of the shoot. Lee always brings incredible shoes and accessories to finish each look.

Clara was incredible bringing each look to life. The shoot was held at my NYC studio in the Flatiron District.

NYC photographer Eric Hason photographs model in dress

What more needs to be said? A picture speaks 1000 words.

Eric Hason photographs a white dress on model, New York City.

I love the shoulder and luxurious fabric that make this simple white dress so special.

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Stunning fabric elegantly draped.

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Love the royal blue and the necklace is to die for.

Fashion photography NYC shift dress bold necklace.

A black and white shift made with contrasting patterned fabrics. Elegant and playful. Styled with a bold necklace and a pop of red.

Stunning shoulder detail on a column, luxurious fabric

Stunning shoulder detail on a column, luxurious fabric

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Laser cut top to a beautiful gown.

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A simple bodice with a flowing skirt with fun embellishments.

Eric Hason photographs model in dress, NYC

A beautiful sheen and laser cut detail make this dress so stunning.

Eric Hason photographer NYC photographs a model in gown

Bold color contrast and an playful but elegant cut.

NYC photographer Eric Hason photographs detail of dress

Stunning layering of fabric.

New York Fashion photographer photographs model in gown

An elegant muted sea green gown, wonderful volume and drape.

New York Fashion photographer Eric Hason photographs a dress

Lee loves using rich colors and bold pattens on a simple shift silhouette.

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