Although things have been picking up over the past year for my photography career, you wouldn’t really get that impression through the frequency of blog postings here lately. Lately it seems as if I’m only posting once a month, if I’m lucky. I’ve found it much easier to keep you all updated with what I’m up to these days through my Tumblr site. I am enjoying Tumblr more lately because I can show all sorts of images from my day to day life, behind the scenes of my shoots, outtakes, and finished work all in one place. I think it’s a great way to show who I am as a photographer and as an individual. So, with all that said, the blog will still be used from time to time when I have something major to show or talk about, but you can mainly find me on the Tumblr site.
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If I had to choose one aspect of my photography career that I really love, I’d have to say it is having the opportunity to collaborate with so many different creative people. I think that when people are able to join up and create something together, the final product can be so much better. Such was the case when I got to work together on a school project with my wife who is currently finishing up her fall semester at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. The class is called Creative Fashion Presentations and her final project was to create a digital look book for any fashion company she wanted. Michelle’s choice was to work with Brooklyn Industries, who are (obviously) based in Brooklyn, NY. Their design style and overall branding was an obvious choice for this project because it suits Michelle and I so well. The concept behind this digital look book was to create a fast paced video with a fun, in your face, rock n’ roll style with Brooklyn as the background. Michelle didn’t want to create a “boring Powerpoint presentation” that anyone can easily create, which I was extremely thankful for. So, with this concept in mind, Michelle contacted Brooklyn Industries’ designer and was granted access to the Park Slope store to use as our home base. I got my friend James Bristow and his girlfriend Shanti Ashanti on board as our models, who were the perfect fit for this shoot thanks to their good looks and fun personalities. I also asked my friend Sam Ortiz to lend a hand as my assistant, who always does a great job.
Here are a few of my favorite stills from the project.
Last month I was given an opportunity to work with Long Island Pulse Magazine again, this time for the November food issue. The feature that I was shooting for is titled “Family Affair” and it is focusing on Long Island families that own and run well-known restaurants here on Long Island. This project was a lot of fun to shoot, which I can honestly say the same for all the assignments that LI Pulse has given me so far, because they give me full creative control over the portraits. Here are some of the portraits as well as the published tear sheets.