These photos were originally for a magazine called The Collective Magazine http://www.thecollectivemag.com/. The Hot Sardines were a fun crew to shoot. They performed their '20s, '30s and '40s "Paris via New Orleans" foot stomping jazz while I shot. The location was a massive art space in Red Hook Brooklyn that previously housed Pioneer Iron Works, a large machine manufacture. It was hot and the band was sweating, but it didn't stop us from have a great time. The band also used these images for public relations, marketing and album.
I shot this with the stylist Brendan Cannon http://thecannonmediagroup.com/ and the amazing model Maritza for The Collective Magazine http://www.thecollectivemag.com/. I love the raw feel of this. Not my most commercial work but definitely some of my favorite.
I worked for a number of years for a publication called NIkki Styles out of Miami which is no longer in production. Here is a collection of tear sheets from then.
I shot a series of advertisements for Anzie Jewelry that were published in Harper's Bazaar and Elle Magazine. We shot Brazilian beauty, Celia Becker for 3 seasons. This particular shoot was shot in Long Island, NY at the beach in a remote dune area that reflects an exotic desert look. Visit Anzie's website to see more of my work:
Ellipse is an international lingerie and swimwear company based in Columbia. The client hired me to shoot their campaigns and marketing for several of their different brands for many seasons. Ellipse's most provocative pieces belong to a line called Nuit. I wanted to keep the images elegant yet playful and seductive.
I shot Kathleen Sasha for the budding fashion magazine Beautiful Savage in this editorial. Beautiful Savage is a Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based magazine about art, fashion, and the creative lifestyle. "Rogue" was a pleasure to shoot with a great crew and talent.
Model: Kathleen S. of Wilhelmina
Make-up Artist: Georgina Billington (www.judycasey.com)
Photo assistant/retoucher: Antonella Alberti
Fashion Director: Rowshana Jackson
I was approached by a company named Sticky Pictures http://www.stickypictures.com/, a design and animation studio for this job. I shot all the still images with blue screens and Sticky Pictures filled the screens with the project they had already been working on with USA networks. This was my first job working with hand and parts models. I was amazed at the difference in hiring professionals for this kind of work. The images came out beautifully. USA networks later came back and hired me to shoot the same type of thing but motion picture this time. They used the clips in network TV commercials. My debut into the world of television.
A stylist I worked with on a recent project introduced me to an up and coming director name Jennifer Delia. Jennifer was directing an off Broadway play starring Julia Stiles and James Wirt called Phoenix. She asked me to help with the marketing and advertising. We shot for one day in my studio with the two actors and the photos were used for the play's poster, playbill and press releases. The releases were distributed on the PR wires and ended up appearing in hundreds of publications around the world.
I had the opportunity to shoot Julia Stiles for the play Phoenix. Julia's Rep in NYC contacted me for a meeting after the shoot because they wanted to use one of the images for her current head shot.
I shot this during a video shoot for Conde Nast for Procter and Gamble (Covergirl). We shot a short film about Ashley Wagner who was heading to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. She was one of the athletes selected by Cover girl to represent the brand. I was director of photography and producer on this job, working with the director and photographer Chris Floyd http://www.chrisfloyd.com/. Ashley went on to win a bronze metal in the group competition for team USA.
I shoot Morgan Spector just before he made is first appearance on the series Boardwalk Empire. He wanted to have some new shots to reflect the role he had in the seires so it was a well timed shoot.
Get Bergamot, http://www.getbergamot.com/ was started by two close friends of mine, Anne Serrano McClain of http://www.mcmcfragrances.com and Jason Fried. The concept: Once a month, you would be mailed three sample fragrances from small batch perfumers. Each beautifully packaged box came with an accompanying booklet that would describe the month's theme the perfumes that were sampled. I photographed the artwork for the first three boxes and worked closely with the team to visually accomplish a theme for each month that would enhance the experience. I usually do not do this type of work but I really enjoyed making these images.
I was approached by a new brand that needed a complete marketing package for their website and brand launch. After many meetings we shot over several days to give M.Bottiglieri a high end luxury feel. The brand is inspired by warm emotions and good feelings engendered by la coccinella–Italian for ladybug. Visit their site to see more of the shoot:
This editorial was shot in Greenport, Long Island for The Collective Magazine http://www.thecollectivemag.com/. Our location was a large Victorian house located in the main part of town. Because of Greenport's deep and protected harbor, it was a major whaling port in the early 1800's with a bustling shipbuilding industry. The town is nostalgic and I wanted to capture this mood in my images. I shot a video for this as well that you can view at the bottom of the page or by following this link.