Saturday, December 4, 2010

All that glitters...

Model: Tosh Stewart
Make up & hair: Neeki Roddriguez
Photography and post production: Me








Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Goddess...

Great styling on this shoot by make up artist Neekisha Rodriguez and draping by Akemah C.








Friday, August 6, 2010

Let's do it again...

It's nice to visit with a model after some time has passed.  Here we have model Patrice from Trinidad.  She's more commercial than high fashion, but the camera loves her just the same.




Monday, August 2, 2010

Creating the fashion/art portrait...

Some models work with me out of a desire to create gorgeous fashion images.  Others work with me to create art.  Occasionally, I find both in the same model.  Henna N.




Monday, July 19, 2010

Blond ambition...







































Christina @ Deco Miami
I'm still shooting film as much as possible, when the clients don't mind.  Model Christina just relocated to Washington, DC from Miami, gracing us with her presence.  She stopped by the studio to update her portfolio with some new looks. 

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Something new...




























 


















I don't often shoot with men, but my team and I absolutely loved the images that we created with model Phillip for his portfolio update.  Doing something new changes ones perspective.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Strangers...






















I recently began a personal project called "Strangers".  The goal is to get out and meet 100 strangers and shoot impromptu portraits during our brief interaction.  The world is full of interesting people!

This image, Shalon, a veterinarian.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Special delivery...

I'm expecting a package today.  Actually, two packages... first, the present for my wife for Mother's Day that is five days late even though I paid for next day shipping; and second, my new camera.  This could turn out to be a pretty fine day... unless UPS messes up again.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Film vs. digital...






















My previous post of the "Veiled" woman was shot with film.  Some days I have trouble deciding which medium I prefer.  On this day I wanted to shoot both just to see which result I would like better.  The film process takes time.  Shoot... lab... wait... pickup... scan... done.  The digital process is different; quicker on the front end but extremely time consuming in the post production.  You can work on a digital image endlessly!  So which do I prefer?  Each medium has its merits, and it's impossible to declare an undisputed champion.  Each medium is a tool to get the job done.  In the end, it's up to the individual to decide.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Veiled...



Taking a break from the normal portraits and model sessions is the best way to stay creative and keep things fresh.

Alyssa in red.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

From the South...

Durdy Boi Management (DBM) artist Southeast Slim.




I continue to produce promotion materials for up and coming artist.  I especially enjoy doing so for local talent.  Ben Daniels (DBM) and I have been collaborating to develop promotional pieces for the artists he manages.  These latest images are for rapper Southeast Slim.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Return...

A little piece of nostalgia returns. Every medium has it's purpose, and so does instant film.  I'm sure a new generation of artists will find it appealing.

Enthusiasts Revive Polaroid Film, Plan to Sell It - ABC News

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

All Work...

Working to make time for it all.  Working to stay on track.  Working to find my style.  Working to avoid normality.  Working to avoid the drama.  Working on the next project.  Working to finish the previous one. Still, I'm happy to have work that I'm passionate about.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Thurin Atelier

My dear friend Jean-Ralph Thurin officially opened his new flagship bridal salon on Nassau Street in Princeton this weekend.  As we continue to work on his 2010 campaign, he has started to use my images on his website (Thurin Atelier), and in ads in the New York Times and Princeton Review.  Be blessed my friend.

















Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Cherish...

Cherish each and every moment with the ones you love.


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Clogged...


It seems that I have a loaded blog, but I'm afraid to use it.  Well, not afraid.  I have lots to say, and lots to show, but I'm so far behind on post production that it seems a sin to blog and not work.  I really do need to unclog the channels and get this sh*t flowing!

The images above are of Olia, a Russian beauty with a face that is a joy to shoot.  She shoots tall... even though she is only 5'3".  I'm sure that I will work with her again.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Haiti is on my heart...




This image is from my first trip to Haiti in 2004. It reminds of the wonderful people, and the beauty of the country that the world is rarely shown.

I am thankful to God that my family members who were caught in the Haiti earthquake are whole, and that we can help them regain what was lost. I am tearful for those who have lost lives, are trapped, and in need of support. As we know from daily reports, the disaster continues. There are many who survived the earthquake, but still cling to life. Relief is needed.

I urge you to donate to relief agencies, specifically those that had a direct presence in Haiti before the disaster. I am attaching links to two such organizations.

Friends of the Orphans
Doctors Without Borders

Friday, January 15, 2010

Dear Lord, bless Haiti


Haiti, 2004

I have wonderful memories of a beautiful country and its people.