Friday, March 3, 2017

Bye bye Michael, I hardly knew ya!

Well, it has been confirmed. Michael Harris died as the result of a stroke one year ago. I've been searching for a definitive answer and now I have it. Before picking my son up from Laguardia airport, I stopped by his old apartment. The doorman didn't know Michael but a very nice woman told me that she would take my number and ask another doorman who had been there for years. She just called (thanks you so much) and now I know. My mentor, teacher who became my student has gone. Were I cannot say. Bye Michael. I hardly knew ye!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Portraits for a food company



When you are known as a food photographer, you are often asked by food companies to photograph many things related to food. In the past I have photographed many famous athletes including all three Mannings. These were all done for food companies that I shoot food product, packaging and recipe images for. These images are of Gerber's new president. I have photographed food packaging and food products for Gerber in the past. When asked to photograph Bill, the new president, my answer was (of course) sure! It helped that I have photographed portraits for years.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Travis










Travis was already cut up from a fall earlier in the day. Still he was willing to do jumps within the confines of the small studio. The place is only around 600 sq. ft. and still Travis got some great height. He only fell once or twice and our floor is smooth concrete but "no skateboarders were harmed during this shoot".

Wolves vs Lions Becomes Dead Flesh Company





New products for fall means new work to shoot. Wolves vs Lions becomes Deaf Flesh Company with new shirts for the fall line. I've been shooting for this company for many years and it's extra fun because the models are all aging gracefully. Travis was new. He is a skateboarder for a cool ministry. Just too much fun.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Family man:
       Love him or hate him, one thing you have to admit is that despite his wealth, Donald Trump is a good family man. I was shooting an ad with Donald and his dad way back in 1981. I have always liked to shoot constantly and I caught this look between the two. They really related well and seemed to truly like each other.  I enjoy hearing from his own kids these days (who might be the same age he was then). Family is important.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Geek Hive

Who could have more fun that this? Geek Hive is a web development partner for digital agencies. They do terrific websites and such for huge companies and each and every person who works there is nuts and too much fun! 
The shoot ended up with over 250 different images each to be stripped out and delivered. It took 2 days (really 2 1/2 days but they are friends so I just billed for 2). Hey, they are bringing me back in to shoot some others soon. I really look forward to hanging out with these folks once again.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Wolves VS Lions with fake diaper snow


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Here is another shoot for Wolves VS Lions clothing company. This shoot involved fashion stills, background video and still photography. Much of the profit from this company goes to charity so I always feel good working with them.
By the way, the snow from the first shot was made by my client bringing in a diaper (clean). We tore open the lining and dumped the sodium polyacrylate into a bowl. After that we just added water (a little at a time) and broke it up with a fork. There you go! Fake snow! I will say that my art director did pull out some cotton diaper stuff from the pile. You can probably purchase sodium polyacrylate on it's own somewhere. I think it looks great! Cool!