I was recently contacted by a high school friend [Audrey] who needed head shots for her modeling portfolio. Although we were a little crunched for time we were still able to have a great shoot! All the while reminiscing and listening the The Beatles!

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III

Lens: 70-200L 2.8 non-IS @90mm

1/160th, F/4, ISO 50

3 Alienbee 800’s were used. 2 were  in strip light soft boxes and 1 was in a small softbox. You can see all 3 in the catchlights. I set all 3 modifiers into the shape of a triangle and shot through the hole in the middle.




Marina and the Mask

This was a very fun shoot thought up by my wife (and model) Marina. She had this cosmetic mask that cracked when it dried, and thought it would look cool to photograph. I knew I wanted the photo to have a National Geographic feel to it, so I hung a black backdrop and used a gridded beauty dish at very low power.

Canon 5D Mark III @ 1/125, f/3.2, ISO 100


Photoshop and Adobe Camera RAW





Early December I was fortunate enough to work with a wonderful new model Steph Rai. She came to my studio with her roommate {who is a make-up artist} and we came up with some pretty awesome looks. We started with beauty, but quickly moved onto a rock -n – roll themed shoot.

Lighting – 20″ beauty dish over head – gridded, 2 strobes with silver reflectors and grids powered very low, 1 high and 1 low aimed at Steph. Added a little bit of backlight, was really used to light the fog.

All edits were done in Adobe Camera RAW and Photoshop CS 6. NIK Software Color EFX Pro 4 was also used to enhance the tonal contrast.

Camera – 5D Mark 2

Lens – Canon 24-105L

Fog machine used




Briauna and Griselle

Briauna is a model from NYC I had the pleasure of photographing recently. This was my first shoot where I had hired a wonderfully talented MUA, Griselle Rosario (   We accomplished many different looks and here are a few of my favorites.

Canon – 5D Mark 2

Lens – Canon 70-200 @ 1/125, F/9 ISO 100

Clamshell lighting was used with a silver beauty dish with diffusion sock and a silver reflector.