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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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Fashion Photography: Kirk James Collections at Dana Hotel Chicago

I loved shooting at the Dana Hotel, the space is this incredible marriage of texture and impeccable design.  The fashions were the perfect counterpoint to the space.

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Model Photography: Matt Estep

I just love these photos as a sequence.

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Model Photography: Joshua Blake Carter

From Mint Male’s continuing series featuring up and coming models, artists, dancers, and actors.

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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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Model Photography: Chris Hongosh

I’ve been wanting to do some moody post-production work, and my shoot with Chris was the perfect opportunity to play with Photoshop.

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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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Model Photography: Kyle Kreitmeyer

Kyle was our featured model for the December Mini Mint, and we also featured some stores as well.  Sort of a Christmas wish list.  I took photos of  him at Kafka, Cram, His Stuff, and Brimfield.

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Model Photography: Chris Hill

Chris was another of my featured models, and a really good sport.  It was a cold day at the beach and he jumped right into the lake to get a great photo.

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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: Ronnie Kroell

Ronnie was a contestant on a Bravo show called “I want to be a supermodel”.  The feature we did on him was inspired by the movie “A Single Man” and I was really going for this underlying tension between the models.  There’s never a moment when they’re looking face to face.  The fashions were provided by Cram and Goorin Brothers.

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Celebrity Portraits: Scott Herman

Scott is starting his own fitness empire.  His fitness videos are crazy popular on youtube, and he was a cast-mate on the Real World: Brooklyn.  These photos were originally shot for the November 2010 Mini Mint and I was going for a retro underwear ad look.  I’m especially happy about the shot with the Calvin Klein underwear.

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Model Photography: Kyle Krietemeyer in studio

Fashions from Aldo, Levi’s, Pandelton, Heritage 1981, Joseph Abboud, Zara, French Connection and Diesel.

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Model Photography: Mike Muldoon

 

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