Photographed a controversial topic for New Jersey Monthly magazine - guns in schools. I photographed a rally in Bloomfield and a police officer at a school in East Brunswick. You can read the story and see a gallery of photos here.
A great background is so important for a dynamic environmental corporate portrait. The sky was reflecting off the glass exterior of this building in New Brunswick, so that was a perfect spot. I was able to place the executive in the shade so he was very relaxed, resulting in a dynamic executive corporate portrait.
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
I just received my copy of the new Fordham University alumni magazine featuring my portrait of former Johnson and Johnson executive Anthony Carter.
The photo shoot was so interesting, in addition to his position as a former vice president at Johnson and Johnson Mr. Carter also served as assistant press secretary to NYC mayor David Dinkins, he's and author and a lecturer.
For this shoot I kept things simple - one large, soft light and very fast prime lenses that produce a beautiful out of focus background.
Each issue of the Rutgers alumni magazine features a full page portrait of a school graduate. While the photo is shot on location it must feature a simple background since the photo runs full bleed across the page type is placed somewhere within the photo.
We needed to include a hint of the dorm building where the subject lived in the photo. I was able to find a location where the leading lines of the sidewalk intersected and there was a nice backlight that helped separate him from the background. Add a Profoto B1 with a stripbank and we were all set.
Fun corporate 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.
The corporate marketing photos photos were distributed by IBM on the company's social media channels. Business magazines and websites, such as Fortune, published the publicity photos with a link back to IBM's announcement.
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.
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.
When Facebook co-founder Sean Parker donated $250 million to cancer immunotherapy research USA Today received the exclusive story.The USA Today editors asked me to produce a video with the doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and one of their inspiring patients.
The editorial photo assignment featured both a video and still photos.
I had the opportunity to photograph ALS patient Todd Quinn at his Blairstown, New Jersey for the Boston Globe. Quinn uses "messaging banking" technology from a new program at Boston Children's Hospital to communicate as he loses his ability to speak. He uses his eyes to pick pre-recorded phrases from a computer.
One of the challenges of corporate photography is capturing candid moments of executives. A good technique I've found to capture emotional candids is to wait until a group of executives is done talking and the group is starting to break up. Often people will laugh or joke around at this moment.
This exact technique worked perfectly here as a healthcare CEO was laughing with a group of people as the company opened a new facility in New Jersey.
St. Peter's University Hospital produces a quarterly magazine the showcases. They are a great client because they encourage collaboration with the photographer.Here we needed to show a new sinus procedure that the hospital is providing to patients. A bunch of strobes and grids made the operating room look dramatic.
I recently photographed an another editorial portrait assignment for the good folks at NBC News.comAquiles Sanchez was the subject of a story about the the economic progress of Latinos.
Crispy, seared Chilean sea bass with sautéed spinach at Girasole restaurant in Bound Brook. The restaurant decor features dramatic lighting so I decided to capture that feel in a few of the photos.
Sometimes it's fun to see how many different photos you can get without the subject moving.This portrait of a New Jersey doctor is a good example.
Some days you lug cases of lights into a portrait photo shoot.Some days you lug the cases in and never open them. This was one of those days. The light inside the exam room cast a very cool beam of light, so why not use it.