Cuba Portrait

portrait of cuban farmer with thick glasses and straw hat

Today I’ve been rooting around the archives in order to put together a special subject portfolio. This gentleman’s expression, for some reason, makes me feel calm and happy. It’s interesting to think that something simple, like a picture, can change your mood.


Staff Portraits at Creative Agency

A common situation we’re often asked to help sort out is, how can a business creatively photograph their employees in a way that can be added to, as the business grows? Or even changes offices?

Our answer: we came up with a snappy lighting scheme and photographed each staff member on a white background. We encouraged each person to get in touch with their inner diva and express why they love what they do at work. This set of images was for our friends at ORANGEWALLstudio.  They’re up ‘n running with this set of images, and as they grow we can come back and family in their new hires.

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Chef Portraits

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At Nicky’s “Wild About Game” event I’m tasked with shooting great looking food images and portraits of talented chefs.  They’re usually busy as hell and don’t want anything to do with me, so I embrace that dynamic and go for something quick and fun.

 


In Print: Tasting Table

When Tasting Table called to photograph Mika Paredes, Chef de Cuisine at Beast, I jumped at the opportunity. Mika is super cool, super nice and oh yeah, she has a look that I see as a beautiful combination of tough and soft. Shooting with her was going to be awesome, and I loved creating a mood through the lighting that reflected her look, her aura. You can see Mika’s recipe and the other featured Sous Chefs on the Tasting Table site here.

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In Print: Fitness Magazine (and a good story about staying fit and dog-love)

What a great way to get fit, stay fit and bask in some unconditional dog-love.  My crew and I photographed Katie and Maverick for Fitness Magazine, describing Katie’s journey to a healthier lifestyle through walking and running with her dog.  I was totally envious of the fun those two were having! (I grew up with mutts, setters & a retreiver but sadly, am now dogless)  The shoot was hilarious with Maverick being totally focused on the ball instead of my direction, typical Lab!

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In Print: Luxe Magazine

Jeffrey Kovel, Principal of Skylab

“Architecture is the mediator between person and place,” opens Jeffrey Kovel in the Master Mavericks profile in this month’s issue of Luxe Magazine. I have so much respect for how Luxe uses black and while portraiture to convey the individual style of the people profiled in the magazine. It’s suitable for someone so distinctive. Learn more about Skylab Architecture or Luxe Magazine.