Wednesday, December 24, 2008

tis the holidays

spent the past couple weeks doing an end of year clean up. Getting the clutter out and putting some new paint on the walls. Shredding paperwork and working on the taxes. Things that I never want to do...
In the middle of all this I had 3 shoots, we had a snowstorm, went to the Metropolitan Opera and saw La Bohéme, shopped for Christmas and made some cookies...

Some photographic Highlights below.ohhhhhh while organizing I found my Polaroid "Big Shot", the Andy Warhol camera. I have been shooting with it.. I will post some of those as soon as I scan them..


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

street castings

lately when I have a casting, I have been doing it in not normal places. makes it more exciting for a casting pic. This one on 5th ave in front of a deli. Can you guess who the girls are?

iggy through the loking glass

too long

I have been on the road since Obama was elected shooting more personal art work. On the plane, in a car, sleeping in dodggy hotels from time to time working on book ideas. here is a couple pics from the month.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008





Last night when the electoral votes passed 270 the streets of Harlem where I live erupted
with an electricity that I have never felt before... I stuck my head out of our windows and all you could hear was screaming and cheering. I put on my shoes and ran down to 125th st with my friends. As soon as we left the building the sound of happiness took over the night. People were in their pajamas in the streets dancing and singing songs of jubilation. Everywhere screaming, chanting "OBAMA OBAMA". "Obama won", "he did it" " we did it" Emotions running wild in a way I have never in my life witnessed. My words will never do justice to what I experienced or saw last night in Harlem.

It was like every NY sports team won championships on New Years Eve. A complete eruption of human spirit.

It was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. We are so HAPPY today!!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

the layout process

The layout process is never fun for me, I rather dislike it. I always want to shoot and than walk away and let my creative team take over. Does that ever fully work out? No. You have to be involved in the whole process after the shoot has happened. This photographs is a glimpse of art of my process. Page layout.. gotta love it

Friday, September 12, 2008

a trailer for my next editorial

thought I have another that will release in October. I loved this and wanted to share.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

can you beileve a 3rd?

the only reason I lay this one down on ya is because I am shooting all week and my computers might totally die and it may be a tine bit of time before I can release more imagery. I wish I had more food photos! this will have to do.. another ad campaign image.


2 posts 1 day. weird for me.. just trying to play catch up not ketchup

another never seen image. I can't tell you when or where or how or why.
my secret and you will know soon enough. Just have a look. It's a shining moment for me. My craft is strong and the proof is here. I am hungry and gotta cook some pasta.
and please oh please vote Obama! The hairless mole man and tina fey can't be allowed in the white house. So tell everyone, vote Obama. Seriously

back in NYC

well I am back and let me tell ya, it's sometimes hard to comeback to the city after being gone for a few weeks. You have to pay bills,deposit checks, give your bookkeeper all the receipts, open up a huge stack of mail(which used to me fun, now it's not cool)
and think about paying the taxes. Ugh!! On top of it all you realize your laptop is starting to go downhill and your big computer has totally died. You need a new MarkIII ad the one you just bought broke on the 2nd day of shooting. Do you hear me.. Sometimes it all go to shit and that's life. I say "F*ck it" it's not the end of the world especially when you shot non stop campaign and editorial that ROCKS.
A sneak preview of one.... and remember this is my polaroid, not the final

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

last burger in San Diego on friday

finished the week early on Friday. The city of San Diego hosted my week in California with the greatest weather conditions a photographer could ask for. It's always great when all the elements come together..
On Friday afternoon I had to run off to LA for an Ad campaign, but before I left I killed the jalapeno burger at the restaurant that I do not remember the name of.. Some brewery named after a german guy.. kaiser something. Perhaps I am totally wrong, but I am tired and this is about my burger and the photograph.
I love photographing my half eaten plates.. Perhaps a book idea? or a gallery show?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

not everyday you see a rinbow in manhattan

Out on Monday evening walking Iggy and Big, I stumbled up this vision.
A rainbow in NYC? How crazy. I think this is a first..
the small things in life make you smile

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

in Florida and made a stop at the Kenedy Space Center.

geek stop as I like to call it.. I was passing through and had to stop. Kennedy Space Center is an amazing place to visit once in your life or you can buy the year subscription and go anytime you want.. the total geek package I wanted to call it.
Be prepared for 5000 people from all walks of life at any given moment. Las Vegas minus the cigarette smoke and slot machines.
I was able to see where they launch the space shuttle and the various other rockets they have blasted off. The huge hydrogen and oxygen fuel tanks they use fuel up the booster rockets. The 'crawler' that carries the shuttle to it's launch pad, what a work of engineering. Everything at the Space Center is really a marvel. At only 50 years old they have accomplished many feats of extraordinary brilliance. I am a huge fan of the space program and wish the rest of the Republicans were as well. Vote Obama and vote Democrat!
Enough Politics enjoy the pics...






Tuesday, July 29, 2008

busting into my archive

a little pic from a story I shot with Kemal Harris in upstate NY. We had an idea of an bdsm shoot in the woods. Our subject were two female models whom accepted their roll and acted it out perfectly. For me it was a chance to shoot with a sexual strength that I tended to shy away from.. Now I embrace it and love to have that energy in some of my work.

Monday, July 21, 2008

again with some new

Well it's been a moment and tons of things have happened since my last entry. I have made a promise to myself to update my blog more often. Perhaps I can find it within myself to update daily on my adventures over the next few weeks.. We will see. Until than let's just drop something new down.. Just shot

Thursday, May 1, 2008

just back from the "bu"

what Jamie Kennedy called the "Bu" is where I just returned... Spending a couple days in the nice weather in Cali was just what the Dr. ordered. Ahh, not for pleasure unfortunately. I was hired to re-image a couple brands that my great friend is now the VP. I will be hush hush on the names and labels since most (photographers) are out to steal anything job possible these days.
We shot at Harry Gesner's house in Malibu. Harry is an amazing man who is a retired famed architect living the good life of surf and beach. His house or rather compound is a piece of art that he designed and built. Next door he designed a home for Carey Grant. Kinda a cool til he started talking about Tahiti and Marlon Brando and than I realized he is no joke. It made me want to do his documentary and coffee table book. I must return to Malibu soon to find out more about this famed architect.
Now I am back in NYC for a day before my next adventure... I leave you with a couple pics.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Monday April 14th noon NYC

In the studio on Monday which is sometimes the greatest way to start the week and sometimes it's a drain, what can I say. This particular Monday I found myself in a new studio, Studio 385. Owned by my friend Ross of KM Camera in Tribeca. Nicely remodeled from what it looked like before. A must shoot if you want a Tribeca loft esthetic and the ability to have studio capabilities.

The day started off with my entrance into the studio, a half hour late, only to see the most beautiful model ever! Shelby from DNA. This Texas beauty was more than one could possibly want to see on a blurry Monday morning. While sipping my coffee and chatting with Carlos Davis the stylist catching up, in walked Marcelino and Claire Bayley the hair and makeup team from the top agency L'atelier. Claire is truly gifted with makeup and Marcelino whom I had not seen in some time was talented beyond imagination.

After some of my "welcome to my creative ideas and feelings" chat we all started our day which would revolve around shooting a 14-16 page story of Shelby. Shelby was.. was.. I am at a loss of words. This girl is really really special. I give mad thanks to Butterfly at DNA to pushing Shelby for the shoot. From the moment I saw her portfolio knew she was the girl for my shoot.

The day went on without a problem. The shots were flawless and in the end 4:30pm we finished our day and said our see ya soons and got the hell outside where the it was still warm and sunny.

One Monday that was an extreme pleasure>

Saturday, March 22, 2008

my first solo major gallery show april 17th-may 31st 2008

Not many days left and counting till my first major opening at Peter Hay Halpert's Gallery in NYC. It has been a few month of anticipation, waiting for the opening. April 17th at 6pm.. crazy. I still have yet to have the prints made and framed. Everything til the last minute. Actually I have been on the road and unable to deal with the show. I have been shooting pretty much non-stop, both fine art/personal and commercially. It's nice to see something you love so much come to fruition. If you are in the NY area come and see the show it will be up for 7 weeks.

latest SOMA cover


iggy sleeps while i am away in california