Saturday, December 3, 2011

Laura Zukaite "Touch the sky" Collection.

These shots were all taken at the end of summer for the very talented miss Laura Zukaite. Much of the asthetic for the shoot was her idea.

 We shot against some sculptures in Hudson River Park in Chelsea. I think the steel forms give a great sense of form to the compositions and placing the very stark makeup designed by the model, Ashly together with Laura, against the sculptures gives a very interesting look. It almost seems a little Soviet to my mind which may be fitting as Laura is from Lithuania!

Pearl Naidoo Collection Launch

A couple of months ago, I once again shot a collection launch for Pearl Naidoo. This time we were at a private event space at the top of a beautiful midtown residential building. The view was spectacular as you can see!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Some random photography experiments

I've had all of these pictures on my hard drive for almost a year now but just got down to editing them today. They're all about just going out with a camera and seeing what I can find rather than shooting for a purpose as I usually do.

Extreme Macro

Pushing the boundaries of what my macro lens can do by sticking a teleconverter behind it. These are all shot at F40 and see how the plain of focus is still really narrow!

Bokeh, or Playing with traffic

Experimenting with shooting city lights intentionally out of focus to get these beautiful orbs of colour.

Gritty urban abstract

Nature in the cold

And General pretty pictures

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Allison's Headshots

Allison is an aspiring actress with a bright future. I've known her for a few years but it wasn't until last week that she finally entrusted me to shoot some headshots for her. We drove down to Brooklyn's secluded but edgily beautiful Vinegar Hill neighborhood to shoot and I think her shots turned out very well indeed!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Platinum Dirt Fashion Shoot

Platinum Dirt is a high end leather goods design company with a difference. Someone had the wonderful idea of re-using the leather from the interiors of scrapped cars to make jackets and bags. The implications for style are obvious. The jackets look severely cool with the VIN plate of the car from which they were made on the chest and authentic details such as quilting and in the case of Cadillac jackets the embroidered logo found on the car seats. The emblems from the car hoods (Those in the UK read: bonnets) are repurposed as zipper pulls.

The other side of these edgy-looking fashion pieces is that no new cows must be killed for their manufacture which means less pollution from animal waste and tanning chemicals and sets the minds of vegetarians at rest!

Anyway, The designers were in town a couple of weeks ago and we arranged an impromptu fashion shoot in SoHo, Tribecca and Battery park city. I had a great time hanging out with the guys and getting some great shots.   

The brains behind the whole operation Pose for a PR shot.