December 27, 2013

Recent Final Images on Boxing

I don't always get to see then result of when I shoot for something. After I take the photos it goes down the chain of production. But when I do it makes me all excited!  Here is some recent boxing with my images on them. Keep an eye out for them in a store near you.



December 10, 2013

Not all kitchen gadgets have to look boring

Here are some shots of a few Savora kitchen gadgets I had the pleasure of shooting. They are fun with a modern twist. I love all the bright colors they come in. Keep an eye out for them in a store near you.




December 2, 2013

Gift Guide

Hope Thanksgiving was wonderful for everyone! Check out the current issue of The Improper Bostonian for the annual gift guide feature shot by yours truly. Here are a couple of my favorite images as well as some behind the scene shots.






October 25, 2013

Fooooooood

Food and more food, that seems to be my shooting life lately. Which I do not mind, actually love it. Here are some recent shots. Garlic rosemary chicken with pepper crunch slaw, beet salad, pecan pie, and exotic fruits. Enjoy.





October 21, 2013

Prokudin-Gorsky Color Photos

The link below is a very interesting story about full color photographs that were made in the early 1900's in Russia by Prokudin-Gorsky. He developed a process where he could take 3 monochrome photos with different filters, then using a specially colored light project the three images together to get the final color photo. Of course the process took some time so most exposures were rather long. More on this amazing technique HERE.

October 7, 2013

Food and more Food

It has been a while since I posted some Stockfood shots. Here are some recent ones; sweet potato orzo, peanut-lime chicken with cabbage crunch slaw, and ingredients for infusing olive oil.




October 4, 2013

Email Email Email

In this digital age I seem to resort more to sending email promos than postcards. For one it saves on paper. Also, it is just so much easier! I still think one should market with postcards once in a while as well, don't get me wrong. Email promotion is good to target a wider audience and for in between postcard mailings. Here is the most recent one.

October 2, 2013

Rose Gold is making a comeback.

Check out the recent issue of The Improper Bostonian for my image of watches! Or you can see below. Rose gold is the new "in".

September 16, 2013

Thanks for the shout out!

The newly designed Stockfood website is up! And they have yours truly as the featured photographer. So go check it out HERE.

August 12, 2013

E-mail Promo Time

It is that time again. Here is the newest email promo. Enjoy!

August 9, 2013

Well, its been a while! So here are some restaurant images from a recent shoot I did in DC. The restaurants featured are DC Coast and Birch and Barley. Images can be seen in the recent issue of B There magazine. Found among Brussels Airlines and their partners. More soon!




June 6, 2013

E-mail Promo Time Again

Here is the latest email promo that went out yesterday. It's almost summer so stay tuned for a refreshing summery one next month!

May 21, 2013

Dishware!

Here are some shots I did for Pfaltzgraff packaging. Keep an eye out for them at a store near you!




May 17, 2013

Being a photographer


I am often asked "how do I become a photographer?" or "what makes a good photographer?". Being a great photographer means you see things differently than those that are not. Every time I look at something I know I don't see it like the average person. I am constantly analyzing the way things look with each other, and the way things relate to each other. It is funny, people think once you are not looking thru the camera that instinct gets turned off. For me it doesn't. Sometimes this really annoys me. I can be in the most amazing destination, and all I think about is how to take the best picture of what I am looking at. It is really hard for me to turn that off and just enjoy the view/situation I am experiencing. This is one of those things I consider a blessing and a curse I guess you could say. On the one hand it is what has allowed me to take so many award winning photos, and yet on the other why I always wish I had more time just to look at things for what they are and nothing else.

I also think this is why some people find it so hard to be a photographer, even though they want to be more than anything. You either have the ability to see things in a different way or you don't. It is not something that can be taught. You instinctively have that sense to see moments as they happen in a different way, or that sense to see the design of a perfect photo forming in front of you when no-one else does.

I recently had to go down to DC, and as I was walking around the city I couldn't help but snap photos with my iPhone of what interested me. I do this constantly, and it is why I love cell phones with good cameras. To me it is my diary, it is what I will remember. It is how I satisfy my constant vision of seeing a photo in the making. I will also add that not all these visions end up making an interesting photo. Some don't end up working out the way I thought, or some also will work out better than I thought. It's just the way it goes.

Here are some favorites...







May 6, 2013

Hasselbald is forever...

One of my favorite cameras of all time is my 500 series Hasselblad. It has been with me since the middle of college to present day. I can't imagine not using it on a day to day basis. It has seen all the genres of "film". Those include Polaroid, actual film, and now it proudly wears a Phase One digital back. I cant even begin to count the amount of film that has gone through it. What I find the most interesting is it has shot my college work as well as many major jobs for big name clients. There are not many cameras you can have last a lifetime, but I know this is one. I might also add that my camera body itself turns 62 years old this year! That's right, 62!!

The Hasselbald V series was also one of the first cameras brought to the moon to photograph the lunar surface from 1969-1972. They are still up there today.

It is a shame Hasselblad is stopping production of the V series. I understand why, but it is still sad. Those cameras come with a lot of history, and are made unbelievably well. I can only hope the new H series are made just as well, and will continue to hold the Hasselblad name true. You can CLICK HERE for the full story on the discontinuation of the V series.

April 29, 2013

E-mail promo Time!


It is that time again. When I send out my monthly email promo. Maybe you were lucky and got one. If not, well you can see it right here! Enjoy, and happy Monday!

April 24, 2013

Boston!


Well as you all know mayhem hit Boston last week. Here are some photos of the aftermath memorials... It is really a shame stuff like this happens. I live in the city not far from where all the senseless acts of violence took place. It is nice to be able to walk around town now and see lots of memorials set up, both big and small. Some have piles of flowers for the victims with notes and flags. Others have just a single bouquet or note, but you know the thoughts of the people are there either way. That is what matters.