Saturday, December 18, 2010

Costa Rica!

Just wrapped an amazing shoot in Costa Rica.  Love this place, the people, food, beaches, warm rain & amazing weather.  I wish every country could be Costa Rica. 

Sunday, November 14, 2010


This weekend I dusted off my old Polaroid 110B camera and ran some packs through it while hanging with a bunch of friends.
I noticed quick that I was pretty rusty with guessing proper exposures on the fly and holding 
steady at a 1/30th of a second exposures.  Here is a little sampling of what came from this weekend.
More images to come soon.  I'm going to keep my 110B out and on standby from now on, I forgot how much fun it is to shoot these things!


Tuesday, November 09, 2010


I hope to keep changing my work space until I'm totally happy with it... Today I have new images on the wall, about 15 hard drives on the desk getting organized and backed up.. printer and scanner are working over time as well.  Next month I'm sure my desk will have an overhaul and I'm hoping to get this thing off the ground even higher so I can have a stand up workspace.  Feel more human when I'm standing and working.

Monday, November 08, 2010


This is an outtake image from an ad shoot last week for SIRI.  We shot two days from sun up to
sun down.  Images coming out in Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine next month.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


Here are a few ad images I shot awhile back for a local designer that just came out...

Model:  Khyrstyna K. @ Look Models
Make-up & Hair:  Wallett Luburich
Stylist:  Miriam Amina
Photo Assistant: Antonio Fernando
Client:  Chris Leroy

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Sometimes its hard to see time to create something you really want as a photographer.  At least I have this problem recently when I'm doing a lot of work for clients with a specific look and feel to it I don't have much creative input at times.  I always try to remind myself to find time in between wardrobe changes, or during a lunch break to shoot landscapes if on location or to grab a model or even an assistant to step in and shoot something that will keep my creative process flowing and allow a little break from shooting 30-40 dresses on white which sometimes is the case.  I love the in between snaps that sometimes turns out to be keepers and inspire me to keep shooting and try new things.  The first shot of the day and the last shot of the day are always my favorites where I spend most of my time.  The initial shot gets the talent and I comfortable together and how we are going to work the rest of the day depends on this first shot.  The last shot is the longest shot of the day where I take it to another level and step beyond the comfort zone of the clients or what we are trying to achieve and push for something different, new or just opposite of what we did all day. Usually that is when the magic happens.  I'm trying to take that into every shoot and every shot in a day that I make.  Try and find that happy medium of pushing it past what we are looking for and into something unexpected that makes everyone say "Wow!"
Now we are creating something.  Its the in between shots that I live for in photography, the unexpected surprises.

Three in between shots from lunch break while shooting in studio yesterday.
Allie D. @ Look Models 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Hamptons Shoot Part II

A few more images to share from a beautiful day on the east coast.  Looking forward to printing new portfolios this week, lots of new content to add to the book. 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Found this Puma spot on my buddy Nick Onken's inspiration site.  Loved it and had to re-post.
Check out Onken's inspired tumblr page.  Its a great idea and executed perfectly.  

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Underwater once again.

Recent shot I did with a favorite local model named Allie @ Look Models
I had to black out a good portion of the pool to get the dark background look
which took sometime with a scuba tank and tons of black cloth, as well as lots of
sandbags to keep it from floating around.  These are a few from that shoot.  More to come

Model: Allie @ Look Models
Make-Up: Liz Chang
Stylist: Katie Quinn
Photo Assistant: Antonio Fernando

Saturday, September 18, 2010


I shot these about two years ago and forgot about them.  I took these portraits of a few my friends in NYC during a Christmas party where I set up a my favorite gray canvas backdrop and canvas floor.  Shot with one photek large softlighter II umbrella. Fun times and great characters.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Model: Maritza @ Next NY
Make-Up & Hair: Sarah Appleby
Photo Assistant:  Jesse Hawk
Location: Soho Apt., New York City


Designer/Stylist: Jessica Sturman & Jocelyn Simms
Model:  Julia @ Q Models
Make-Up & Hair: Christie Lee
Photo Assistant: Jesse Hawk

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Here is a link to a photo I shot for Pro-surfer Lakey Peterson that was used in Teen Vogue here.
(click link to see entire article)

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Model:  Brooke @ FORD Models