portraits

Portraits That Move into Art

Portraits That Move into Art

I have been very busy this summer photographing people for my tattoo art project. I always start with photographing portraits before I expand into the art work and combine the portraits with natural subjects. I explained this in a recent post “Developing an Art Series” Here are a few recent portraits. See the full post →

Portrait Series

Portrait Series

This is a series of portraits done during a photo session focused on tattoos. As an art project, I have abstracted from my portraits to highlight the tattoos. I have placed this project on Lens Culture, an online magazine for contemporary art and photography. See the full post →

By Hand -- Photos & Couture Engagement Rings

By Hand — Photos & Couture Engagement Rings

Now that it is engagement season, I wish to share a company that hand crafts engagement and wedding rings. ChincharMaloney is located in Brooklyn, NY. They are also a couple working together and love to design and craft engagement rings using unique, natural rose cut diamonds in their rings. All their diamonds are ethical and […] See the full post →

Photographs For Your Professional Self

Photographs For Your Professional Self

Recently I had the privilege to photograph a playwright and screen writer. We talked about ideas for her professional portrait. She is known for her poetic insights and gift for revealing the inner workings of her characters. Here is her portrait. See the full post →

Photographs of Children That Tell Their Story

Photographs of Children That Tell Their Story

Photographing children doing and playing with what they love tells their stories as they grow. This is a great way to store memories. This girl loved her Barbie doll at age 10 and now at age 14, she is learning to play the guitar. What do your children love doing? Do you photograph them with […] See the full post →

Inspirations For Me As A Photographer & Artist

Inspirations For Me As A Photographer & Artist

Important for me as I build my own practice is to talk about artists who inspire me. Two of them have shows right now in NYC. Elizabeth Peyton has a beautiful show of portraits of a single woman artist done over 4 years of time. It is called “Klara 13 Pictures” at the Michael Werner […] See the full post →

Bridal Portrait

Bridal Portrait

Recently I photographed this beautiful bride. I used my large format 4X5 camera and worked traditionally. I am incorporating this kind of portraiture with my documentary approach. I will add more posts with other photographs from our session and fill in more details about the wedding day. The bride is wearing the dress that her […] See the full post →

Art and Photography

Art and Photography

Simply, art defines my professional practice as a photographer. It is more than seeing my museum quality, silver black & white prints displayed on my clients’ walls and delivering a canvas print to my client for her Sag Harbor home. These are the results of internalizing the art I see in museums and galleries. I […] See the full post →

Thoughts & Portrait of an Amazing Singer/Songwriter

Thoughts & Portrait of an Amazing Singer/Songwriter

Juliet Wright writes songs that concern many women and about Co-Dependency, which affects both men and women. This is an excerpt from her book “Everything Is My Fault” and is a topic that is always on our minds especially as we think about our wedding day and worry about gaining weight during pregnancy. “Skinny Isn’t […] See the full post →

Photos and Call To Help The Rockaways

Photos and Call To Help The Rockaways

These photographs of my clients, Cody McBurnett and her husband, Doug Friend, enjoying the beach and the boardwalk were taken two weeks before Sandy struck. Cody, who is a boutique marketing, graphic and web designer has designed beautiful shirts and totes where 100% of the profit will go to help the people of the Rockaways. […] See the full post →