There's one client that never fails to excite me when they reach out for event coverage, and that client is Epson. Whether working with the USA women's synchronized swim team or on holiday festivities, they always have creative and exciting ways to engage with their customers and always have events that highlight that inspired ingenuity. No less can be said about the most recent event I worked with them on, "Imagine," promoting some amazing new technologies that will undoubtedly revolutionize the industries they exist within. Whether creating new methods to print textiles in the fashion world or putting out the latest drone technology on the market, the event certainly lived up to its namesake, and in amazing technicolor fashion. And as a photographer, I certainly appreciated the chance to see what they've been cooking up in regards to the high-quality printers they've been developing (and I may have added one or two of them to my wish-list!). Here are some of my favorite shots from the event, and already looking forward to my next collaboration with the Epsonite crew!
A few months ago I had the distinct pleasure of working with The Drama League again at their annual Gala, also a night in honor of the Broadway star and immense talent, Bernadette Peters. This year’s Gala was also especially monumental, as it was the Drama League Centennial Gala, a huge achievement to mark in the world of non-profits, which is one of the reasons I love to help support them.
As always, it was a night of lights and music, grand choruses and many smiles, a true testament to the life and vibrancy that can only come from live theatre. Not only did the likes of Michael Douglas, Joey Grey, and Gloria Estefan came out to support Ms. Peters lifetime of achievements, but the fabulously gifted (and one of my personal favorites) Annaleigh Ashford also sang with an adorable pup in tow; what more could you ask of a show?!
It was without a doubt a moving night for Ms. Peters, who may have shed a tear or two while giving her thanks at the end of the evening. Many words of praise were said that night for her, and every one was without a doubt deserved. Congratulations Bernadette, and thanks for the worlds you brought to life, both on stage and on screen.
Back in October, I had the pleasure of trying my hand at food photography for Tiny’s & The Bar Upstairs, a chic upscale restaurant located in the heart of Tribeca. They needed some imagery of the fall additions to their menu, and I couldn’t have been more excited to work with them, as their food is as beautiful as it is delicious.. From scrumptious scallops to their homemade kit kat bar, it was easily my most delectable shoot to date, and who can deny the best part; getting to enjoy all the dishes once we finished taking the photos!
Below are some of my favorites from the shoot, and looking forward to their next menu revamp!
Back in September, I had the wonderful pleasure of working with Epson America and the Women's U.S. Synchronized Swim team on the campaign for their new line of EcoTank printers, and it was easily one of my favorite jobs to date. From start to finish it was a grand production, as Epson built a giant swimming pool in the middle of Times Square overnight for the swim team to perform several routines in, as well as a large step & repeat to have your photograph taken with the team. I was fortunate enough to be contracted as their step & repeat photographer, and while it was a very intense day, it was an amazing blast and I had such a wonderful group of people to work with. If you want to see a little bit more of what the day was like, you can check it out in this awesome behind-the-scenes video!
The swimmers were so sweet from start to finish, I don't know where they found their immense stamina and energy to keep swimming and posing all day long! Below are some of my favorites from the shoot, I love how much personality everyone brought and how much fun we all had. From Broadway performers to Comic Book Superheroes to Disney Princesses, we had a great turnout and many memories to keep after. And good luck to the synchronized swim team on their upcoming olympic trials!
Last month, I had the pleasure of working with Posture Magazine, DapperQ, Bklyn Boihood, DYDH productions, and Fascinate Media for their New York Fashion Week show, which was the largest exhibition of queer fashion designers during NYFW 2015. I can't even begin to convey how ecstatic I am that I was able to be part of such a progressive and culturally-necessary show, and I think their unique edge definitely shows in the photos.
Not only was it a huge night for the LGBTQ community, but also an amazing night of spectacular fashion, whether it was found on the runway or in the audience. The show featured the amazing talents of Elliott Sailors, Rain Dove, Harmony Boucher, and Margaux Simms walking the runway in support of the event, and they looked absolutely spectacular. It was truly inspiring to see such a show take center stage, and am so proud of the attention it brought to such an underrepresented part of the community.
I had so much fun photographing all of the guests and models that night, and thought everyone had stunning outfits that were seriously on-point. Below are some of my favorites from the night, but the full selection of images can be found on my Facebook page. Hope you enjoy their looks as much as I do!
Back in January, many of my good friends and I were hard at work filming the second block of Six Windows, a web series exploring six people's different experiences dealing with the challenges of New York City. Despite a blizzard or two trying to interfere with our last few days of shooting, we successfully wrapped in a little over a week, with a lot of fantastic footage. While the series won't be released until this coming summer, I have a few images from behind the scenes of the project that will hopefully hold you over until it's finished! Directed by my inspiring and deeply talented friend Brandon Taylor, this series is sure to remind you of the growing pains of life, love and loss. Starring such pretty fabulous actors, including Tracy Willet, Shannon Terrel, Gabryal Rabinowitz, Ellyse Burnett, Cornelius McMoyler, Susan Moses, Hamza Zaman, Nicole Im, and many others, I'm positive this series will turn out wonderfully, and I can't wait to see the finished project. So without further ado, here are some of my favorite moments behind the scenes on the set of Six Windows!