Personal Work

May 19, 2014

Carnies

 

There is nothing I love more than being able to shoot and share my personal work. I recently started a project of Carnival Workers. When I was growing up we called them carnies so I have included 2 of my portraits from the “Carnies” series.

The low light and Nikon 85mm 1.4 lens are perfect for this environment. I am unobtrusive with just my small set up and people are willing to talk with you and allow you to make their portrait. Look forward to sharing more of this work.
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IX

January 9, 2014

Love working with the Nike Team and the project for the Kobe IX launch was no exception. Amazing space to shoot, world class athlete and incredible gentleman. We had about five minutes and we made some pictures. Below is one of my favorites.Kobe Bryant

Its All About the Hair

July 18, 2013

It wasnt quite as spiky as it was for the All Star Game but just before he headed up to NY for the MLB festivities, I photographed a perfectly coiffed Bryce Harper. The hair didnt interfere with his professionalism or posing – he was a great guy to photograph with some portraits as well as in uniform action. My niece, who lives in the DC area and is a Red Sox fan, wanted me to let him know that the Nationals suck but I didnt mention that during our time together. Sorry Kaya ūüôāBryce Harper of the Washington Nationals

TBP

May 3, 2013

TBP – initials for The Band Perry and Turtlebox Pictures – thought it was good karma. And it was. Had a great shoot with the team from iHeart and Kimberly, Neil and Reid from The Band Perry. While I had a blast photographing the trip, it was a bit bittersweet. It may be the last hurrah for shooting in one of all time favorite spaces in New York. Rumor has it this awesome spot ¬†on the corner of 6th Avenue and Lispenard is on its way to becoming a Starbucks…

The Band Perry

Get Off the Couch

February 13, 2013

I had a great speaking engagement at B&H and I am thrilled to see that they have chosen to post it on their facebook page. If you werent able to attend, get a drink and some popcorn and you can catch it on youtube http://bhpho.to/Y7uKMI

One of the things I focused on during the presentation is that you cant accomplish what you want if you are at home on the couch. I read a great article in INC Magazine this month that drives home the same point. Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, talks about creating your own luck and to do so, you need to meet as many people as you can and really get to know them. “Meet lots of different people without trying to extract value from them. You dont need to connect the dots right away. But if you think about each person as a new dot on your canvas, over time, you’ll see the full picture.” Thanks for the great words Tony. And I bet you werent meeting those people when you were at home on the couch!

 

B & H Here We Come

January 16, 2013

First post of 2013 and happy to announce that this Monday, January 21st at 1pm I will be speaking at the B&H Event Space in New York City. Yes its MLK Day and yes it’s Inauguration Day but that happens every year or every four years but me speaking at B&H – thats a first!!! Please join me as I will be speaking about ¬†something near and dear to my heart – ¬†Transitioning Your Personal Project into Commercial Work and Back. The lecture is inspired by my Olympic Moms project but in reality is truly one of things I can say has allowed me to be successful in my professional career. Hope I see you there!Olympic Moms

Black Mamba

December 13, 2012

I joined the Nike team out in Los Angeles last week for the launch of the Kobe 8 system. To represent the new shoe and Kobe’s speed, the space for the event had been designed with hundreds of paper airplanes suspended and each creation had the branding of the new Kobe sneaker. It was spectacular!¬†It is always such an honor and pleasure to work with the people at Nike because they dont bother to do anything unless it is PERFECT. It makes me show up with my A+ Game and while I work my ass off, I know everyone else is right there with me – Kobe included. ¬†Kobe was a pleasure to photograph as he always is even though he was a bit under the weather. He even made a point to stick around to look at the final shots with this one being one of his favorites from the day.kobe portrait