Just finished having some additional images retouched from my jewelry campaign photo shoot with the beautiful Michaela Vybohova from Major Model Management, NYC. Hair and makeup by the talented Veronika Robova.
It is a privilege and an honor to work with the families serviced by Flashes of Hope. As the New York Chapter Director I coordinate bringing professional photographers into pediatric cancer treatment centers to photograph the patients and their families. We also provide hair and makeup as well.
I am always blown away by the kids and their families. They are incredibly strong through trying times I hope none of us ever know. Although there are so many emotions very close to the surface, love is what always comes out. The amount of thanks and gratitude that we volunteers receive for something we do every day is such a reward.
The grace that the families share centers me until the next Flashes of Hope photo shoot!
Below are photos taken by volunteer photographer Greg Morris of me goofing around with a younger brother of one of the patients.
I love my job. It is so much fun creating images for my commercial fashion and beauty clients. I really enjoy working with other creatives to craft images that sell client’s products and services… and I get paid for doing it!
Equally rewarding is the volunteer work I do as the New York Chapter Director for Flashes of Hope, a national charity which brings commercial photographers into pediatric cancer treatment centers to photograph the patients and their families.
Today we had a photo shoot at Cohen’s Children’s Hospital in New Hyde Park, NY. The photographer was Greg Morris. NuBest Salon provided a glam squad for the shoot (hair and makeup). We always have an amazing time! The kids are amazing. The families give us strength, venerability, hope, and love. It really hammers hope what is truly important in life and puts any of my problems into context and perspective.
For the photographers and glam team, this is what we do every day. For the families it is really special to be pampered and photographed. In this day and age of Instagram and disposable photography we are creating photographs that document a critical point in the families’ lives that are treasured. It is an honor to be able to do this.
Lots of thanks to child life specialist Faye Brick and Richard Piana of nuBest Salon for their continued support.
Here are some behind the scenes from today’s shoot. Visit the Flashes of Hope website to see samples of the very special images created around the country.
When I am not shooting fashion or beauty I love serving as the NYC Chapter Director for Flashes of Hope, a national charity that brings commercial photographers into juvenile cancer treatment centers to photograph the patients and their families.
Today I had the pleasure of running a photo shoot with photographer Shirin Tinati who specializes in actors’ head shots and makeup artist Marilyn Wise. Shirin is also a cancer survivor which makes the experience all the more meaningful.
Working with this organization puts a lot of things into perspective. The experience is grounding. The kids are amazing. The parents are strong. The child life specialists, nurses, doctors and hospital staff are incredible!
A recent shoot with model Lini Kennedy from Next Model Management, New York. The team consisted of makeup artist Margina Dennis and hair stylist Monae Everett. The photo shoot features lingerie by Gem Pickett.
I love it when my work is featured on the model’s online portfolio.
To see more images from this shoot visit the beauty section on my website: www.erichason.com
My go to modifier for beauty and portrait photography is the Mola Demi. I have been shooting with this beauty dish for years. The Mola beauty dish gives me a beautiful quality of light, hard yet soft with a lovely fall off that creates lovely contours to accentuate shape and facial bone structure.
I am thrilled to have the good people at Mola SoftLights feature my work on their blog. Their beauty dishes are an industry standard that is used by the best photographers in the business. It is an honor to have them showcase my work!
Very excited that my client Lee Anderson has posted the images we shot for her Fall 2015 collection. We shot the job at her beautiful home in West Hampton. We had an incredible day. Hartje Andresen from Trump Model Mangement, NYC looked stunning in Lee’s designs. Vanessa Weiss did a fab job with hair and makeup.
This afternoon I will be on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. I am going to pop by her store on Lexington Avenue store and see if she has printed a poster yet. I love seeing my photography printed BIG!!!
Flashes of Hope is a volunteer driven organization that brings commercial photographers into pediatric cancer treatment centers in order to photograph the patients and their families. We also bring in hair and makeup artists to make the subjects look extra beautiful, the photos more polished, and make the subjects feel really good.
No, we are not curing cancer, but when a mom tells you “It is so nice to see my daughter smile, it does not happen that often.” you know we are doing something really important. This shoot took place at Cohen Children’s Medical Center on Long Island.
I love kids. For most of my adult life I have done volunteer work with them: literacy training, big brother, hosting foreign exchange students through AFS, and currently New York chapter director for Flashes of Hope.
Most of my commercial work is womenswear. It is always a treat to shoot kids’ fashion!
My client Chach Beach produces a wonderful women’s and girl’s collection of beachwear. I love working with them, especially with the girls! I love the canary yellow backdrop!
Here I am posing with the model’s for the last shot of the day!
Here is another image from the recent fashion editorial shot at the Bisazza Flagship Showroom in New York City.
The showroom was an amazing place to shoot. Bisazza manufactures very high end glass tile. They create exquisite patterns with them. I recently found out they have a foundation at there headquarters in Italy outside of Venice. The foundation displays masterful pieces created by top designers that were created for various expositions.
I had a great time with the team making these images!