Grace Eline mentioned during the State of the Union

I was very surprised to see a familiar face during the State of the Union address. As the President discussed additional funding for the battle against childhood cancer he introduced 10 year old Grace Eline. Grace was sitting in the gallery next to the First Lady.

A few months ago I photographed Grace at her New Jersey home for Rutgers Cancer Institute. You can see the video interview below.

Congratulations Grace!

Magazine cover photo shoot at a NJ winery

It's always a good day when you can spend the afternoon photographing at a New Jersey winery. This cover story was about a group of Rutgers graduates who run their own wine companies. The've had a lot of success, especially considering their young age.                                                We photographed them throughout the facility and the barrel photo was chosen for the cover

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Portrait of Newark author

One of the most exciting aspects of shooting environmental portraits is using the elements you find at the location.  I arrived early for this portrait in Newark's Military Park and saw the sun reflecting off Prudential's headquarters building. Add a blue sky and a chair and we are all set. 

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Portrait of Star Wars actor Andy Serkis

I had the opportunity recently to photograph actor Andy Serkis for USA Today. Andy plays Snoke in The Force Awakens. 

As with most celebrity photo shoots I arrived early to the New York City hotel suite where the shoot was scheduled. This gave me time to figure out how I was going to photograph Andy and begin setting up my lights. 

Andy arrived right on time and was a pleasure to work with.  Check out his computer assisted characters in Star Wars, Planet of the Apes and The Hobbit, really amazing stuff.

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