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Ricorso

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Swim Editorial

 

 

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Joffrey Ballet Editorial

 

 

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Ricorso Branding

 

Working with Rhea for the initial branding for Ricorso was such a pleasure.  Ricorso is the evolution of the Kirk James label, and the hallmarks of their company are classic silhouettes with a modern edge for elegant and sophisticated style.

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Fashion Photography featuring Lara Miller designs

 

Lara Miller is an incredible green designer and all her hand-loomed garments are crafted in the USA from sustainable fabrics.  I photographed her Spring 2012 collection at Macy’s and worked with model Valentine.  Lara also has a habit of naming her designs after people she knows – so check out the “Bret necklace” here – which is fairly cool.

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Celebrity Portraits: Mondo Guerra

Mondo Guerra was the runner-up on the 2010 season of Project Runway and his creativity is really astounding.  Working with him was a complete blast.  And I was really inspired by our collaboration to do some design work on his portrait.  To see photos of his fashions from our shoot click here.

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Fine Art Photography: Gothic Carnival

I’m incredibly proud of this series.  I art directed the concept and handmade most of the props and sets.  Heather Bear was a wonderful asset as my make-up artist.

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Product Photography: Bombay Sapphire concept branding

As a collaboration with Matthew Harvat and E Melone Floral, I shot a series of Bombay Sapphire marketing ads as a part of a promotional pitch to the company.

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Fashion Photography featuring the 2009 Kirk James Collection

This shoot had one of the biggest crews I’ve ever managed, but I think the styling turned out amazing.  Kirk James is one of my long term clients, I love their clothes because the models are always very happy.  The taxidermy animals were just a bit fun.

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Fashion Photography featuring Richard Dayhoff underwear

This was my first shoot for Mint Male Magazine and I really wanted to do something high concept.  At one point I had twelve models going through hair and make-up, in this empty mid-construction condo building.  I’m a big fan of manga, and I dreamed up this story about a post-apocalyptic ninja fight club.  Richard’s underwear is a very high end product and it looked great on the models.  The props and concept came together in an amazing way.  The motorcycle was especially fun, we had to idle it into the space and it helped make the perfect cover image.

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Fashion Photography featuring the 2011 Kirk James spring collection

I’ve been shooting collections for Kirk James for a few years now, and we recently have moved to working with a model in the garments at my studio for their lookbook.  I really like the diptychs as a design element, it’s sort of a mini fashion story.

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Editorial Photography: Calvin Marty and the Sunken Ship

I had a great time working with this band. Their sound is soulful and melodic.

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Product Photography: E Melone Floral and Home branding

Photography and design work for E Melone.

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Fashion Photography featuring American Apparel underwear

Another editorial spread for Mint Male. I wanted the photos to have a retro 50′s sun-drenched look, the underwear from American Apparel and the Adidas gear finished it nicely.

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Celebrity Portraits: Jeffrey Altergott

I got special permission to shoot at The Old Town School of Folk Music for my session with Jeffrey Altergott. He’s a singer/songwriter  and his current full-length release, Balloons (2009), contains the Billboard World Song Contest winning track, “Don’t Prove Me Right“.  Check him out.

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