there will be life

In this series, I explore what it means to ignore our collapsing, natural environment while we chase money, sex and self-aggrandizing. Our unconscious addiction to “more” and the mistaken belief that we are somehow not connected to the world around us, are conspiring against the beautiful world we inhabit.  

nyc subway test shoot

My buddy Joe and I went underground yesterday to scout the location of my next concept, an environmental portrait with a twist. We scouted the Broadway Lafayette station, as well as Union Square, the 14th. Street 1,2,3, L station, and settled on West 4th. Street. You can see Joe in the last shot facing the…

nikon d4s review – hands on and in the trenches

Next to the Canon EOS-1D, the Nikon D4S is the most advanced DSLR on the market today. It has already been reviewed. Numerous times. All you have to do is Google “nikon d4s review” to pull up a humongous and growing list of reviews. For a good first impression, go to Digital Photography Review. If you’re…

copyright law and photography

Like most photographers, I take pride in my creations. What I don’t have is an innate business sense. It’s so much easier for me to take, edit and deliver photos than it is for me to network, set up invoicing and follow through with business plans. The church-like liberation I feel when I exercise my creative…

lower east side location scout

I’m looking for an agent to represent me as a creative artist, so I’ve been coming up with some conceptual lifestyle and editorial photo portrait ideas to have awesome, non-wedding photos in my portfolio. Last night I went into lower Manhattan to scout for my next location. I think Freemans Alley in the Lower East…

camping on the delaware river

I post a lot of work stuff. Ok, I post MOSTLY work stuff. I guess that’s because all I usually do is work, I love my work, and I’m still working at getting my business going. So it just stands to reason that almost everything I post is partially an attempt to show off my…

hire a coordinator

You and your favorite person have decided to tie the knot. A ring has been offered and accepted, kisses and promises have been exchanged and now the rigorous task of planning begins. Where will you make your vows? Who will you invite? Which invitations will you choose to invite them with? Flowers? What color? Chicken…

nikon d3300 review

In this video I review the new Nikon D3300 DSLR camera for Focus Camera in New York City. It’s a great little consumer camera, packed with features and easy to use. A bit plasticy, it’s definitely not designed for rigorous, professional use, but it should be good for the weekend photographer. It was absolutely frigid…

self portraits, a compilation

Happy New Year! Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog over the past year. I’ve really enjoyed sharing my work with you and hope that 2014 is even better than 2013 was. As someone who photographs a lot of weddings, I frequently have to shoot around mirrors. Common sense dictates that a good photog avoid…

natural light photography – tutorial

In this Focus Camera video, I discuss some basic natural light portrait photography and camera technique. The virtues of auto white balance, spot meter and f-stop are addressed, as well as working with your model and various lighting situations you may encounter.