Shooting in a Super Cool City…..

November 11, 2015 | 5 Comments

I had the opportunity to visit Detroit recently to shoot my dear friend’s gorgeous daughter, Sarika for her senior photos!  The three of us had an amazing photographic adventure.  I used to live in Detroit some years back and I never ventured into the city or tried to absorb the place with the photographers eye.  I got to do just that this time and I had a blast.  I was […]
A Collaboration of Artists

July 19, 2015 | 2 Comments

Last week I had the fortune of working with talented makeup artists, photographers, videographers and models that resulted in a great OVER and UNDER water photo shoot.  There is a lot of work to be done on the retouching of these images, however, I wanted to give you a sneak peak by sharing another 3 part fine art series from that day.  This one is called Grace Through the Bubbles. ENJOY! […]
A Meaningful Portrait

July 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

My Dear Friend Sylvia Spiro asked me to do a portrait of her for her website.  I think it is an honor to be asked by a fellow photographer to do their portrait, so I accepted this kind request and started thinking of the best way to capture the spirit of my friend.  It suddenly occurred to me that since Sylvia loves to shoot nature, landscape and astro photography, that […]
Underwater Fauna: The abundance of life in the ocean…

July 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

During this busy semester of retouching homework, shooting like crazy and working hard at my internship in LA, I have not had much of an opportunity to update my blog.  But this particular occasion definitely calls for an interruption in the schedule for quick sharing of a wonderful experience.  This last week we joined my brother & his family as well as my parents  for a beautiful vacation in Hawaii (The Big Island). […]
It’s Not Going to be Pretty!!!!

May 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

In Bill Robbin’s Food class, we had the pleasure of several lectures with visiting food stylist Claire Stancer.  In these demonstrations she gave us various tricks to making certain foods in the market (like Cereal, TV Dinners, Soup and Pasta) look mouth watering delicious in a photograph because we all know it doesn’t always come out of the package looking very appetizing!  In each of these demonstrations we were given an assignment […]
Ode to Avedon

May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The assignment was called “Nostalgia”. However, this was more than an assignment for me. I loved doing it and put everything into it until it didn’t feel like a job or assignment for school. It was pure fun. The requirements were to choose a time frame and create an image that would appear as though it had been created right out of that time period. You had to be meticulous […]
Fashion to Food

May 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

The amazing thing about Brooks Institute is that we are getting exposure to different kinds of photography.  Some criticize the school to expose students to so many different genres with the assumption that they are masters of none.  Honestly?  NAH…  Sure, it’s been a bit of a confusing ride.  But I have no regrets.  Like many other students that have graduated before me, I feel like I will take what I have […]
Grace Under Water

May 2, 2015 | 10 Comments

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of fulfilling a promise I made to a very special girl, Jaya Jankowski to do one of her Senior portraits under water.  She and her mother, my dear friend, Jyoti came to southern California for a mother/daughter trip.   I was so excited that I got to dive right back in (pun fully intended) and put my underwater skill set to use!!! The […]
A Little Bit of Everything…

May 1, 2015 | 4 Comments

This semester, I have had the fortune of working with a beautiful and vibrant model, Lauren Mercier for several different Advanced People assignments.  We were able to shoot a little bit of everything…from head shots to a little fashion and some commercial eyewear to even a little editorial!  We had so much fun on all of these shoots!  Thank you Lauren for being my muse this semester!  Thanks Joe Bourdony and […]
The Best Sons A Mother Can Have

April 22, 2015 | 2 Comments

A few months ago, I had the great fortune of getting to go home during our “production” week.  During that time, I was able to accomplish shooting some of my food portfolio as well as my “intimacy” project for Advanced People class.  For this project, I wanted to show intimacy of a different nature.  Brotherhood.  And my boys have a beautiful relationship.  Yes, they do fight like brothers would, but […]