aaron paul – party n play

Entertainer and musician Aaron Paul asked me to help him develop and shoot the concept for his single release, “PnP” (Party N Play) The Freak Remix by Julian Marsh. It was to be a two-part combination of conceptual, lifestyle and wacky-creative portrait photography, leaning on (but not mimicking) the influence of photographer, David LaChappelle. Talk about pressure, David…

a chef in the bronx

Chef Carlisse is just starting her career and hired me to come to her kitchen in the Bronx to do some food photography for her, as well as to take her portrait. The windows provided wonderful, natural light, so all I really had to do was fill the food from the front a bit using…

triple ‘a’ loft

Triple ‘A’ Loft, ARDT Creative and Whitney Events have all banded together to market Triple ‘A’ Loft space in TriBeca, New York as a sophisticated party and event space. They host fashion shows, business and corporate events, weddings, bar mitzvahs, and regular old “whoopie” parties. The amazing food by Chris Casey & Company Catering and beautiful…

the king’s whore

When Director Jen Wineman asked me to take some staged photos of her play The King’s Whore by Rob Santana at Walkerspace Theatre in Tribeca, New York City, I eagerly agreed. I’ve always loved being behind the scenes in the theatre, and here was an excellent chance. Wineman, Yale School of Drama graduate, has a highly creative…

one year lease

Directors Nick Flint and Ianthe Demos asked me to take some of their actors into the studio for a conceptual photo shoot for New York theatre company One Year Lease. The shows “What We Know” by Pamela Carter (released 12/2013 at Teatro Circulo in Greenwich Village) and “Stockholm” by Bryony Lavery (opening this month at 59E59 Theaters…

share – a second helping of life

Here are some selects from Share’s “A Second Helping Of Life” 10th annual cooking event. This year (2013) the event was hosted by food writer and culinary editor Ruth Reichl. For nine years, A Second Helping of Life has been crucial to SHARE’s ability to provide direct support services to those affected by these diseases. SHARE is a…

casa pomona

Casa Pomona, a Spanish restaurant on New York’s Upper West Side, needed some ambiance and food photography to update their website with. After setting up a few lights and taking environmental photos of some of the chef’s signature dishes, I did some staged shots with employees posing a guests. Whenever I do food photography, the…

floral arrangement

I’m a sucker for flowers, and when I see a bunch of beautifully arranged orchids in a room with gorgeous lighting like this I literally run to get my camera. I shot this bunch just before a reception using the available light. Amazing white phalaenopsis!

august wine group

I shot this batch at a press conference held by August Wine Group at Le Cirque restaurant to introduce their new Bocelli wine collection. Classical Italian singer Andrea Bocelli was there to answer a few questions along with his family members. Overall, a classy event in a classy joint. For food, restaurant and venue promotional…

tucson johrei center

a spiritual home in the desert… I took these portraits of Henry Ajiki and Gerry Nangle at the Tucson, Arizona Johrei Center on River Road. The photos were taken using a combination of 80-200 f2.8 and 18-85 f3.5 lenses on my Nikon D7000. Once again, my Pocket Wizard/Chimera Octa 2/SB-910 to the rescue. Occasionally the…