Fun photo shoot for IBM with Grover announcing a new app in partnership with Sesame Street. Grover is one cool dude. No ego at all for such a huge star.
One of the best aspects of photo assignments for Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences is the variety of fields of study.
The school's weather lab now hosts WNBC's StormTracker 4 Doppler radar. Students have full access the cutting edge technology.
An approaching heavy rainstorm made for a very cool image on the screen. That was the good news. The bad news is the storm arrived on campus just as we finished the shoot. Although we were completely drenched heading back to the cars at least we captured a cool image.
If you have a spare $1.2 million burning a hole in your pocket I found a nice place in Jersey City. I photographed this house while on an editorial photography assignment for the New York Times. The property must be a hot one because I saw cars driving by to take a look while photographing the interior.
You can see the New York Times photo slideshow here.
I recently had the opportunity to photograph a series of portraits for a Fordham University fundraising campaign. We photographed a number of students and alumni. This photo session took place on campus and in the nearby Columbus Circle and Central Park.
While the school highlighted a variety of people in the marketing campaign we tried to make each portrait look similar by using shallow depth of field and using a narrow stripbox for lighting.
The lobby of accounting firm Withum, Smith and Brown's New Brunswick office made a great backdrop for this executive portrait.
Setting up lights ahead of time made the photo shoot with Withum CEO Bill Hagaman and Withum partner Jim Hannan very smooth and allowed the executives to get back to work very quickly.
The folks at St. Peter's University wanted to show the new fan zone and all the action at basketball games for their alumni magazine. The scene was very high energy with life-long fans and alumni mixing with current students. Also, it didn't hurt that the Peacocks had a great season.
Looking for a fresh perspective for group photos is always a challenge. This group photograph for St. Peter's Healthcare magazine was taken from the second floor of the hospital's restaurant. The nice tile floor provided a great background for the portrait. A pair of Profoto B1 strobes provided just the right amount of light.
Over the past year I've had the pleasure of helping Rutgers Honors College update their website. One of the main goals was a large group photo of the whole staff. Luckily the new Honors College building is gorgeous and we found a great spot for the photo.
This healthcare photo shoot featured long term patients who had made great progress at Children's Specialized Hospital. Part 1 was on colorful seamless, this photo was from part 2 which was a shallow depth of field environmental portrait. It was a lot of fun as you probably can tell from the photo.
Excellent use of negative space by the folks at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Steve Libutti, the new director of the Institute, was a pleasure to work with. We were able to photograph at a half dozen locations around the building and allow Mr. Libutti to get back to work very quickly.
Commencements are always fun to photograph, lots of emotion as people walk away with a college degree. This photo was after a winter commencement ceremony for Union County College. Using a fast lens allowed me to shoot available light, capturing the color of a nighttime street scene. You can see more New Jersey higher education marketing photography on my website.
Normally when I photograph lawyers I bring along a cart full of lighting gear but this shoot called for a more candid approach.Peter Stewart, a very engaging personality, sat in his Roseland office as I captured a series of candid, natural light portraits. You can see more New Jersey corporate portrait photography here.
Dr. William Kostis photographed at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick.Nice available light plus a little help from a Profoto B1.
Tom Martino, outgoing president of the Bowling Proprietors Association of America, travels the world as an ambassador for bowling. He is a happy, outgoing guy.So it's important to capture that personality in a magazine cover portrait, he made it easy.
I had a chance to meet an American icon on a recent corporate photography shoot for IBM - Elmo.Yes, the real Elmo. The shoot took place at Children's Television Network in New York City. Elmo, being the huge star that he is, arrived with his personal groomer. Elmo is even nicer in real life than he appears on tv.
You know the saying - "early to bed, early to rise....". Well getting up before dawn sure paid off for this photo shoot with Kerri Gallagher, a 2011 Fordham graduate, at Jacob Riis Park in New York City.One of the photos was displayed very nicely on the Fordham University website. You can read the story here.