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I was impressed with the super chill British singer/songwriter Dev Hynes (also known as Blood Orange and formerly of Lightspeed Champion) when we did our shoot for the Japanese magazine NERO last fall. His charming and disarming demeanor helped make the session go down smoothly. We did our shoot at a small “rent by the […]

April 20, 2016 0

Melissa McCarthy

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Melissa McCarthy is the best! We did our BUST MAGAZINE photo shoot at Quixote in Glendale California and her wonderfully infectious energy filled the whole sound stage. Considering how stressful celebrity photo shoots can be, we certainly had a blast. Her natural sense of humour is without parallel. She had me laughing so hard my […]

February 7, 2016 0


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I lost sight of my blog there for a bit, but the urge to post has been percolating like a pour over and the caffeine is kicking in. Last year was monumental in many respects, none more than releasing my youngest child out into the world. And contrary to what everyone thinks, The Empty Nest […]

May 21, 2015 0

Diane Birch

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When NERO asked me to shoot the musician Diane Birch I have to admit I had never heard of her. Later that day when I was walking back from the Duane Reade I looked down on the sidewalk and sitting on the edge of the iron fence was a copy of a Diane Birch CD, […]

March 25, 2015 0


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I photographed the godmother of the New York Art scene, experimental musician Laurie Anderson at her Canal Street studio for the Japanese magazine NERO last fall. I couldn’t find an assistant that would work for $100 dollars so I did the job by myself. (Which is a pretty risky idea, verging on stupid) Fortunately I […]

February 25, 2015 0

My Week At SNL

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I spent some time shooting behind the scenes at Saturday Night Live for People magazine and photo editor Jessica Bryan last month. The NBC show was gearing up for its 40th anniversary and they were kind enough to let us hang around “fly on the wall style” so we could see how its done. The […]

February 10, 2015 0


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I was fascinated with SOKO’s mysterious sultry voice and the beautiful rawness of her image long before BUST asked me to photograph her, so when the call came through I was psyched. We set up a simple intimate shoot with the goal of making emotionally charged imagery and rolled the dice. I always get a […]

January 27, 2015 0


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We almost didn’t make it to the shoot. Our plane was next in line for take off when the captain announced there was a fire at O’hare and that we would be delayed. After many frantic attempts to get on another flight, we finally took off 14 hours later. A guy named Brian Howard had […]

October 28, 2014 0

Kate Lyn Sheil

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Compared to Planet Hollywood, the NY indie film community is a tiny island filled with a tight knit group of talented filmmakers and actors, all working together on each other’s no budget films. (It very much reminds me of how the indie rock scene was before Nevermind was released). Kate Lyn Sheil is one of […]

October 8, 2014 0

Interior Lives

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My latest project is called Interior Lives. I’d been thinking about starting something new for a while but I couldn’t put my finger on what to do. My life has been filled with so many surprises lately and much has changed in the last few years, I didn’t want to fall back on the same […]

September 18, 2014 0


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I found myself crawling around on the ground in a dirty alley in Chinatown one early Saturday morning shooting plates for our Gotham gallery shoot with FOX. After dusting ourselves off, we spent the rest of the day at Pier 59 setting up our lights and getting ready to shoot the wonderfully talented cast on […]

August 20, 2014 0

Gabby Hoffman

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If you don’t know who Gabby Hoffman is, you should look her up right away because she is one very cool woman. For starters her mom was a Warhol superstar and she grew up in the Chelsea hotel. As a child actress she had roles in such classics as Field of Dreams and Sleepless in […]

June 10, 2014 0

Lexi’s Monologue

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The video from my photo shoot with Lexi Rasmussen for Filmmaker Magazine didn’t happen the way I had originally intended. We did an interview but it felt too conventional. I shot some other footage where the audio was lost. After looking at the images and watching the footage I did have, the monologue really stood […]

May 14, 2014 2

Wonder Women

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There is a belief within the advertising community that celebrity photographers don’t know how to photograph real people. I think it stems from the notion that celebrities are used to being in front of the camera and after hours of hair and makeup and styling, they are more prepared to deal with the harsh stare […]