Making The Cover for Ebony Magazine

I was hired by Ebony Magazine to shoot some behind-the-scenes images of the May cover shoot with Wendy Williams.  It was a fun and crowded day, with multiple hair stylists, wardrobe stylists, video & photography crews, and Wendy Williams' own entourage on set.  It was amazing to watch celebrity photographer, George Holz and his crew work through several lighting and location challenges, and come away with a great cover.  Enjoy a few more from the day: 

Cover shot by George Holz

The Evolution of DB2

When I moved to NYC back in 2012, Danny was one of the first people I ever photographed.  At the time, he was a recent graduate from NYU, music producer, and in the very early stages of his own journey as an artist.  Fast forward to 2015 and Danny is now DB2, successful musician, singer, and artist carving his own lane in the r&b world. It's been amazing to see him grow into his own, and I'm thankful we've been able to collaborate along the way.  Check out DB2's soundcloud page, and his kick-ass instagram account as well.  This kid can fly










Adidas All Star Weekend NYC

Last month, the city was buzzing as athletes, celebs, and "influencers" of all kinds, arrived for the NBA's All Star Weekend and NYC Fashion Week.  I found myself on the All Star side of things, shooting for adidas along side fellow shooters and friends, Kelly Kline and Emily Ramsier. Kelly and Emily just opened up a new studio in my old stomping grounds of Atlanta, GA. It was great to see them again and work together.  I was also working with NYC photographer, Michel Leroy who was taking some awesome portraits throughout the weekend. It was a solid All Star crew! 

I spent most of the weekend in the adidas VIP media suite in Soho, photographing musicians, artists, and even some ESPN anchors as they got a first glimpse at adidas' new apparel and footwear.  Some were even lucky enough to walk away with their own exclusive adidas gear: 

DJ Neil Armstrong

DMC checks out the new adidas footwear

Kitty Cash in the VIP media suite

ESPN's Chris Broussard

Stalley shows off his custom All Star jersey

A$AP Ferg and his custom All Star jersey

A$AP Ferg in the VIP media suite

When I wasn't in the suite, I was shooting around the city at player appearances like this one with the Portland Trail Blazer's Damian Lillard: 

It was a crazy weekend, but so fun to work with such a great team of photographers.  Here was our group photo taken on Michel's set at the end of the last day.   Hopefully I see this crew next year in Toronto :) 

We Are Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Nets kicked off the 2014-2015 season at the beginning of November, and I've been busy almost every week (and some weekends) since, shooting home games and events for the marketing and entertainment departments.  Here are some of my favorite images from the season so far...

Veterans Day at Yankee Stadium

Some recent work for the USO!  

Service members, veterans, volunteers, Yankee staff, and even Joe Girardi himself attend the 2014 Veterans Day Service event held at Yankee Stadium. Participants lined up to make care packages that will be shipped by the USO to troops serving in remote units throughout Afghanistan.  

Storm King

Last weekend I took a trip out to Mountainville, NY with some friends to visit the Storm King Art Center.  I had seen so many incredible photos from friends over the summer, that I had to check it out myself.  

Five Swords by Alexander Calder and a view of the South fields

Richard Serra's Schunnemunk fork

Making our way across the South Fields

Three Legged Buddha by Zhang Huan

A walk along Storm King Wall by Andy Goldsworthy

The Columns at the top of Museum Hill

The McNeff Family for

Frantic emails from clients are pretty common in my line of work.  Last minute cancellations, quick turn around times, and even location changes are pretty par for the course when it comes to these last minute jobs.  

Such was the case when the USO came calling, and I was happy to step in last minute and help  a great organization and a very grateful family.  

Army 1st Lieutenant Beau McNeff surprised his family when he showed up at NBC Studios in Rockefeller Center here in NYC.  His wife, Cecilia, mother, Jude and his children were thrilled to finally have him home.

1st Lieutenant McNeff also met his infant daughter, Alexandra for the first time. 

My image of the McNeff family with the new USO President, Dr. J.D. Crouch II appeared in On Patrol Magainze, the official magazine of the USO.  

The USO is a great organization, and as the son of two retired Navy parents, I know how much they do for military families around the world.  It was an honor being able to document such an important moment for Beau and his family.  

Back to The Springs

Some new images from my most recent trip out to Colorado Springs

Rain over The Springs. This is the view from the Will Rodgers Shrine of The Sun, located right above the Cheyanne Mountain Zoo. 

Rays through the clouds at Red Rocks Park

Pikes Peak National Forest from the Crystal Creek Resevoir

Pikes Peak National Forest from the Crystal Creek Resevoir

From the summit of Pikes Peak with an elevation of 14,110ft. 

From the summit of Pikes Peak with an elevation of 14,110ft. 

From a breathtaking drive up Pikes Peak

From the summit

Bespoken for Trunk Club

Way back in July I tagged along with Trunk Club photographer Lauren Atkins to help out with her interview with Sam and Liam Fayed of Bespoken.  Sam and Liam's father owns the 130-year-old shirt making company Turnbull and Asser, responsible for dressing icons like Winston Churchill, The Beatles and even Picasso.  Bespoken, located right above the Turnbull and Asser New York location, is adding an edgier and youthful spin to traditional custom clothing.  It was a fun afternoon, and along with detail and interview images, I also got in a quick portrait before we left.  See more images and read Lauren's interview HERE

Tintypes with Josh Wool

One of the reasons I love living in NYC is that it's put me in contact with fellow artists I've only been able to follow via tumblrs or personal blogs.  It's a thrill running into (and sometimes living down the street from) photographers I really respect.  Such is the case with Josh Wool.  

Josh has been doing some amazing work lately, and his recent tintype portraits have been incredible.  He recently earned a spot in VSCO's Artist Initiative Program, and has been traveling around the Hudson Valley making some beautiful images.  

It takes a lot of work (and chemicals) to set up a single frame, so I was honored when he asked me to sit for a quick tintype a few days before he packed up his gear and hit the road for his VSCO project. It's a slow process with the sitter having to stay perfectly still for the sometimes 4-second exposure.  Josh has his processing down, and as you can see, the results are really stunning. See more of Josh's work here, and keep up with his progress via his VSCO grid here.  Thanks Josh!