I Want To Shoot You!

It's been just over a year since I launched my reinvention of the headshot and I have to say, "It's been a blast!" Every session has been completely different and always full surprises. It's been so much fun co-creating with each and every person I've work with, or I should say play.

Below are some of the amazing human beings I've had the privilege to photograph - I'm so grateful for each of them allowing me in, being willing to throw caution to the wind and stepping into the unknown. What might seem scary at first (for both of us), quickly becomes an exhilarating experience.  

If you are looking for something different than the two-hour/three looks/posed in front of the same old backgrounds, EMAIL ME HERE and we'll set up a complimentary meet-up (generally a couple of hours) to see if we're a good fit. You can also learn more about the shooting process and read testimonials HERE.

I am currently booking for LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK. And stayed tuned if you'd like to shoot your session in PARIS!

Taylor Richardson - Actor

Taylor Richardson - Actor

Kabir Chopra - Actor/Director

Kabir Chopra - Actor/Director

Yasmeen Jawhar - Actor

Yasmeen Jawhar - Actor

Lauryn Stallings  ,   Journalist/The NY Times

Lauryn StallingsJournalist/The NY Times

Taylor Richardson - Actor

Taylor Richardson - Actor

Kabir Chopra -  Actor/Director

Kabir Chopra - Actor/Director

Yasmeen Jawhar - Actor

Yasmeen Jawhar - Actor

Lauryn Stallings ,   Journalist/The NY Times

Lauryn StallingsJournalist/The NY Times

Jodie Bentley - Actor/Producer/Author

Jodie Bentley - Actor/Producer/Author

Ryan Caldwell - Actor/Producer

Ryan Caldwell - Actor/Producer

Jodie Bentley - Actor/Producer/Author

Jodie Bentley - Actor/Producer/Author

Ryan Caldwell - Actor/Producer

Ryan Caldwell - Actor/Producer

Tim McDonald - Communicator/Connector

Tim McDonald - Communicator/Connector

Jennifer Ajemian - Casting Director

Jennifer Ajemian - Casting Director

Simon Taufique - Composer/ Producer

Simon Taufique - Composer/Producer

Isabella - Actor

Isabella - Actor

Adrianna Mateo - Musician

Adrianna Mateo - Musician

Timothy French - Actor

Timothy French - Actor

Lisa Ford - Filmmaker/Professor

Lisa Ford - Filmmaker/Professor

Tim McDonald - Communicator/Connector

Tim McDonald - Communicator/Connector

Jennifer Ajemian - Casting Director

Jennifer Ajemian - Casting Director

Simon Taufique -  Composer/  Producer

Simon Taufique - Composer/Producer

Isabella - Actor

Isabella - Actor

Adrianna Mateo - Musician

Adrianna Mateo - Musician

Timothy French - Actor

Timothy French - Actor

Lisa Ford - Filmmaker/Professor

Lisa Ford - Filmmaker/Professor

You get more than headshots...
my sessions are adventure days!

My Addiction

Since moving to New York the end of 2012, I have been shooting candid portraits in the subways of the city. Candid meaning they don't know I'm shooting them and candid because I'm shooting blind as far as the framing of the shot. I only know the moment I chose to press the shutter button. My subway series is an ongoing project with no specific purpose, other than wanting to do something with it. A show, a book, a ________ (fill in the blank). I have created a project folder in my photo editing platform a while back in order to keep track of them since I shoot them randomly when I'm working on different jobs or projects.

So, when I was looking in my editing program for something to post today I opened that folder to see what I could find. Well, um, all the image squares were blank, as in, disappeared. Not the originals files, thankfully, but I had spent time adding them as I went through other files. I had filed 93 shots I liked so far, and there are probably hundreds more I haven't gone through. The file numbers still showed up on the blank picture boxes so I thought I would do a search which I quickly realized would take hours. Still nothing to post.

Then I decided to scroll through all the blank frames. That's when I came across this shot. The shot that somehow did not get dropped. At that point, I figured this was the one that I am supposed to send out into the big bad world. Maybe there's someone out there that will see this photo and will know what I should do with the collection (aka my addiction). And maybe that someone will reach out to me.

 
 

I love everything about this woman and the story she is expressing. 

Self Portrait

Found this awesome location on a Creative Portraiture session last Saturday. I couldn't leave there without shooting this self portrait. Or could this qualify as a selfie?

 
 

In another form of self plugging, I am booking sessions for Los Angeles and New York. Click the box below to check out the info on my portraiture page and take me up on my no-strings-attached free meeting of our minds. 

It's All About the Eyes - Photography Tip #4

If you're shooting people, it's all about the eyes. Even if they are not looking at the camera or their eyes aren't even in the photograph, we, as the audience still need to feel the eyes. I'm going to see if I have some examples to illustrate my take on this. To be truthful, I was going to leave it as "It's All About the Eyes" with no text and just this one photograph.

 
 

So, you see I didn't just show a photo with engaging eyes...this eye tells a story.

Here's my example of straight-up engaging eyes.

 
 

In this photo you can barely see the eyes, but I think you can still feel them.

 
 

Bottom line, be aware of the importance of the eyes. Even this one...