Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sizzle

Sometimes the simplest approach can be the most profound. I was reminded of this in the kitchen with Chef Frank Costantino making pasta for a story called “One Simple Thing”. In the right hands, fresh ingredients, a few simple steps and “the possibilities are endless”. I think the same holds true in Photography, sometimes the simplest touch in lighting or a visual concept can make all the difference. 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A+




  I spent an afternoon hiking and exploring the trails at Flat Rock Brook Nature Center last week with a group of young photography students, The Girl Scouts.  I’m familiar with their good works and of course, the annual cookie fundraiser, but our time together was a step towards earning a new badge!  It was a day of story telling and creative problem solving, and how to see things in a different way, behind the camera.  We had a wonderful fall setting, with many natural elements, and great level of enthusiasm.  Great to see the scouts trying out different, daring perspectives and camera angles!

 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

199,999

When my friend Bob gave me a chance to buy his 1983 Mercedes Benz 240d a few years ago it was a great opportunity, not just chance to drive and travel, really so much more than that. So many fond and happy memories over the last few years are a part of traveling in the Benz, and what an experience to roll in NJ’s only elegant automobile. Today we celebrated a milestone of two hundred thousand miles! (with new tires). Still a daily and steady driver, the best. Thanks Bob!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Breeze

  A busy Summer came to a dramatic close.  First, with arrival of a Hurricane, followed  by long, restful sunny days, full of good friends, bbq and long evenings with a lovely breeze.  (Back to School). 
 


Friday, September 17, 2010

¡Sangría!


Pasamos un día descubriendo el sabor de la región Vasca de España en uno de los favoritos de Nueva Jersey, Pintxo y Tapas. Hemos disfrutado del gran Pintxo durante un rodaje, disfrutando cuisine auténtico y sangría! ( Un Pintxo es un aperitivo singular en lugar de un plato, y se ordena en la barra con cerveza, vino o sangría, una tapa Vasca).
  


 
 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Makeover

From a recent shoot - Interiors featuring Kohler fixtures and new décor in a renovated bathroom - Part of a makeover story on the space for a webisode.





 

Friday, July 16, 2010

faces

Founded in 1898, the Bergen Family Center in Englewood NJ, www.bergenfamilycenter.org  supports, strengthens and enriches families by offering programs and services to family members of every generation.  On a recent visit we photographed infants, children and seniors taking part in daycare, summer camp and senior workout programs - A great resource in our community.
 

Friday, July 2, 2010

Taking Shape

Printed materials of every shape and texture arrived this week - flat & shiny, round & matte, square & sparkly, all bursting with color – shot during photo shoot for print promotions in NYC. We worked on showing the different sides and angles of each item, to highlight its features with an active, interesting position. We shot on a simple black background, which made things feel dramatic.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Cake

 

The 42nd Annual NJ Advertising Club Awards Ceremony was held last week, it was an exciting night overlooking the Hudson River and a skyline at dusk.   The evening started with a cocktail hour, where many talented professionals showed masterful work.

I got share the energy of watching friends, old and new, compete and win in the many categories of the competition.

We took the first place award for best Black and White Photography and followed with two second place awards, in different categories, amazing!  It really was an honor to be a part of the event and share the night with so many accomplished agencies and industry professionals!

We ended the night with a cut of cheesecake, (a fav).   

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Unbroken


Just a misplaced step off a curb while running, bad sprain.  Elevate, ice and wear an aircast, back to jogging in six to eight weeks, I hope.   I felt lucky it was not broken it sure looked and felt it.  (I still managed to keep a shooting schedule, slowly, with a lot of help). 

Saturday, May 15, 2010

New Things - Joy!

Carina and I had the pleasure of taking the new BMW X5 out for a spin!  It made for an exciting test drive photographing and exploring all that the X5 has to offer.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mazel Tov!

How wonderful to be able share a day filled with so much joy and energy.  I was thrilled for Alex and his Family on his Bar Mitzvah, and left so optimistic about his generation their future – Congratulations Alex! 

 

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Education Is Life

The American philosopher John Dewey said, “Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.” I recently photographed a number of Students, Faculty, and Administrators from Monroe College, in New York. Each had an amazing and dynamic story, and while they came from all parts of the globe, all shared the dream of pursuing and offering a world-class education.


On set is Dean Frank Costantino, School of Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts with Criminal Justice Dean Michelle Rodney.

I visited the Culinary Arts School, It's right out of top chef, New York at it's best!