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Headshot of a young guy striving to be an actor

Studio headshot portrait of a young man, actor and model

in studio portrait of Cory, actor and model

black and white self-portrait

Self-portrait photograph in b&w against 100% pure white background. Focus on the eyes

Sometimes you have to do a self-portrait – they say it’s a very good exercise for any photographer to get to the other side.

This time I had another reason – simply didn’t have any model on hands and wanted to try this black and white high-contrast approach.

I think I did pretty good actually šŸ˜‰

But wife disagreed and said that I’m absolutely not like this portrait because I’m soft and smiley :)

Portrait in studio

portrait of a teenager boy in studio on white background

Studio portrait of a boy

Repose Chamber Music

Another great photo session on-location, this time for Lianna Levine Reisner, beautiful soprano. She was about to launch her new venture – Repose and needed a few portrait and headshot photographs. So we went to 2 locations on Upper West Side and got quite a variety of portraits as you may see, both indoor and outdoor.

Contemporary photo portrait of a classic soprano singer

Repose Chamber Music

I always enjoy working with creative people, and this time was no exclusion!

Portrait of a young woman by piano

Classic soprano singer

Outdoor portrait photo session of a New York soprano singer

And since I liked Lianna’s idea very much I want to quote her opening statement for the project:

“This summer I have been building an exciting new project. I am happy to announce the launch ofĀ Repose,Ā which presents chamber music exclusively for private events at smaller venues.Ā I am reinvigorating the age-old salon concert for a modern audience, bringing people together to experience music in the comfort of their living rooms, among friends and loved ones. And Repose is just the right type of entertainment for occasions like senior birthdays, retirement parties, and fundraisers.

As a mother and as a Sabbath-observant singer, I’ve been dreaming of a flexible, low-pressure approach to my singing that could operate on my schedule. Repose allows me to do what I love most, exploring and presenting repertoire that inspires, uplifts, and educates.
I’m launching Repose with some standard concerts “for sale,” with the hopes to later expand my programming to include more niche interests, like a concert of music by woman composers, Jewish art song, and other themed offerings. There are so many ways to get creative here.
If you or someone you know would be interested in booking a concert with Repose, please be in touch and help me spread the word!
You can read more at theĀ Repose website, and be sure toĀ like Repose on FacebookĀ :-)
Many thanks and best wishes,
Lianna “

Pianist Mariko Miyazaki portrait

Outdoor portrait of a pianist in a park

Portrait of Mariko MiyazakiMariko in a piano store, Manhattan, NYC

Young piano player sitting at a piano, photographed on a black background

Mariko in a piano store, Manhattan, NYC

Portrait of young piano musician

Portrait on a bridge in Central Park, New York City

Portrait of Mr. Peter Weiss for St. John’s College

Portrait of an old man in blue shirt, wearing glasses

Portrait photograph of Mr. Peter Weiss for St. Johns College of Maryland

That was an assignment fromĀ St. John’s College to photograph Peter Weiss for their multimedia project on human rights. HeĀ is Vice-President, former President, of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms and its US affiliate, the Lawyers’ Committee on Nuclear Policy; Vice-President, Federation Internationale des ligues des Droits de l’Homme; and a Vice-President of theĀ Center for Constitutional Rights. Here is more information about him.

As we spoke with Peter he mentioned that the time he spent in Africa is still most memorable and so I decided to incorporate in the portrait hisĀ favouriteĀ art piece he brought home from there.

Portrait of a graphic designer (with a touch of fun)

It was a really easy going photo session at Stephen’s house. He is a very bright and creative person and despite he needed just a plain headshot I went to doing it with a little funny twist in post-production in terms of background. Which I believe looks just great for something like facebook profile and other social media usage. Of course I gave him a version with simple white background for more serious purposes too :)

portrait photograph of a young man in a light blue shirt on a blue pattern background

Headshot of Stephen Turbek, graphic designer

Portrait in interior of a designer / decorator

Portrait of a young woman in a living room sitting on a coach

Portrait of Helaina Bernstein

Portraiture session of NYC based interior designer and decorator Helaina Bernstein on-location in Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Corporate headshot portrait

It’s always easy to do portraits of a person with outstanding personality. That was the case :)

I was hired for a corporateĀ headshot portraiture session, because Scott needed new headshots for his upcoming publication. We did it on-location at their office’s library, which was just the right spot for the look he was after.

Corporate Headshot on-location of a lawyer

portrait of an attorney in library

Scott G. Kaufman is the principal of Crowley & Kaufman, P.C. His practice focuses primarily on Queens County Surrogateā€™s Court matters. These matters include estate litigation, estate administration and will contests. Scott G. Kaufman also handles all matters relating to Guardianships pursuant to Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law. Scott has become a well known and well respected practitioner in both Surrogateā€™s Court Practice and Guardianship.

Don’t shoot

This was just a test-shot, another part of my ongoing project about uniforms. Fun, fast and easy-going photo session on-location in a basement :) We will obviously work on this theme though, I would like to have more action in the image of course.

Portrait of a man in uniform with flash light

Not a cop but in this uniform looks cool

Just quick ‘strobist’ info behind the image:

one 580ex2 blue-gelled behind him in the boiler room, 1/16;

another one 580ex2 gridded on his face, camera right, 1/16.

F8, 1/160 sec.

Portrait of an interior designer

This week was like week of interior designers’ portraits :) – I did 2 of them. This was the first job on that week,Ā beautiful and talented Alicia, really great interior designer, withĀ multi-years experience.

We were about to shoot both indoor and in Central Park at first, bit on the day of photoshoot the weather was quite windy so we dropped the idea of shooting outdoor (November in NYC is always Ā tricky).

I think we got the great imagery despite the space was a little bit too tight so we couldn’t get full-body portrait, but it wasn’t my plan anyway. I quite like the incoming light and those birds in behind the windows :)

The whole light-colored interior was quite good setup for Alicia’s blonde hair also.

Interior designer' portrait

Portrait of Manhattan-based interior designer

Alicia also is an avid traveler (looks to me she has lived all around the Europe), and she has done an international design jobs as well.

Portrait of a designer for business profile, promotional materials and magazines

Portrait with travel memorabilia

Engagement in NYC

It was first time being in NYC for Carlo, but 4th for Eleonora. I was hired to photograph this beautiful couple around Manhattan’s landmarks.

Lovely young couple on a bench in a park

Lovely couple on a lovely day

The day we scheduled Ā the photoshoot weather was quite tricky and nasty so we had to push it for another day. I saw that Carlo was kind of upset and confused because of that and I didn’t see the reason for that. I thought it’s not a big deal, we always depend on weather.

While we were walking to Central Park Ā next day Carlo explained to me that actually he made a proposal yesterday! Damn, I missed this moment, now I got it! But they were so obviously in love, kissing all the time so I think I didn’t miss too much after all šŸ˜‰

Italian tourists on Times Square

First time in New York City, and being in love

Walking by Times Square in Manhattan on a sunny autumn day

Love

Children ballet headshots

That was extremely funny and easygoing photosession once. Ā It happened during rehearsals at Russian Brighton Ballet School in Brooklyn. I simply fixed paper seamless backdrop to a wall and set a couple of strobes, one in a softbox and another one shooting through white umbrella.

Girls were doing the rest of my job, except pressing the button maybe :) But at some moment I found them photographing each other with point and shoot cameras on my backdrop, they were definitely having fun.

Portrait of a girl in a costume on white background in studio

Isn't she bright? Posing in a studio-like setup.

Girl ballet dancer posing at Russian Brighton Ballet School

Excellent model! She knew perfectly how and what to do in front of camera.

Princess’s family photo session in Central Park

Another family photography session in Central Park on lovely summer day with a beautiful princess Aidan andĀ her parents Melissa and Rob.

Need to admit she was extremely shy and we had difficulties to get her in front of camera :) But we played and did let her play her game šŸ˜‰

As the resultĀ I believe we got plenty of catching Ā images of this great family.

Portrait of redhead girl running trough flowers

Joy of running fast

Photograph of father holding his daughter in hands

Little girl laughing

Portraiture with great scenery in the background

Mother hugging her daughter

It's all about love

Portrait of lovely modern family

Great family moment

Redhead beautiful little girl running down the hill on the meadow

Faster than wind

Portrait photograph of a funny redhead girl sitting on rocks

What a beauty!

Fashion lookbook – great team of professionals

It was a very long and fast-moving fashion lookbook photoshoot. The team was working together for the first time and I hope we will have a chance to work again, I like the result very much!

Thanks to all:

Make-up and Hair – Wenya Chang – amazing work, all images you’ll see here are NOT touched for any skin or hair issues (and mostly straight out of the camera, just basic level/contrast/sharpening adjustments). During the whole shoot Wenya was all the time doing the right stuff in the right moment. No need to ask her – she fixes a problem before you see it.

Model – Micaela Piccolo – extremely professional and hard-working, I admire her because she almost couldn’t stand at the end of the very hard day but was able to smile! And what a smile she has!!! :)

And to me she has that look of Monica Bellucci – check the pictures below for yourself šŸ˜‰

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Fashion long dress photography in studio photo session

Fashion portrait of a young girl wearing long black dress and leaning against a red brick wall

Portrait photography session for local Boyscout’s Den Leaders

My son loves to be a boyscout (cubscout actually, but… being Webelos II and looking to get to boyscouts next year he could be considered a boyscout already, right šŸ˜‰ ) So I usually spend Fri nights with scouts of Pack 106. And watching the efforts our Den leaders put to work with kids I realize that they actually are just parents like me. And they are tired after working a whole week, and would probably prefer to stay home and watch TV or relax in nay other way….

So I thought that taking their headshots to put them on our Pack web-site could be some way of showing appreciation. So I did it last week. Unfortunately not all leaders were there so hopefully we will continue in the new year.

And it was great fun though šŸ˜‰

portrait of Eric - Boyscouts of America Pack 106 Leader

portrait of Eric - Boyscouts of America Pack 106 Leader

portrait photograph of Mark - Den Leader

portrait photograph of Mark - Den Leader

portrait of a Den Leader

portrait of a Den Leader

portrait photograph of Laura - Webelos II Den Leader

portrait photograph of Laura - Webelos II Den Leader

headshot of Yolanda - Webelos II Deb Leader

headshot of Yolanda - Webelos II Deb Leader

headshot of a Den Leader

headshot of a Den Leader

portrait photograph of a Den Leader

portrait photograph of a Den Leader

Portrait photography of the actor Eric Jaeger

“Eric Jaeger is a recent transplant to NYC from Akron, OH via Pittsburgh.

Favorite credits include Contact, Romeo y Julieta, Michael Rupert’s Streets of America and the film In Northwood. Most recently, Eric was seen in Dixon Place/The Living Theater’s Salome! A Veiled Threat, puppeteering the infamous Muffy the Talking Vagina.”

portrait on-stage

portrait on-stage

scared portrait

scared portrait

staging portrait photograph

staging portrait photograph

portrait of gigolo

portrait of an actor

Dr. Frankenstein’s modern portraiture

Close-up portrait of Doctor Frankenstein

Close-up portrait of Doctor Frankenstein

“NYC debut!

Joseph is coming off the heels, so to speak, of playing Frank Furter in The Rocky Horror Show at the Cultural Arts Playhouse in Long Island. Regional credits include Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Lumiere in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and Sir Walter Raleigh in The Lost Colony.

Directing credits: Prayer (2008 FringeNYC), Loot, Corpus Christi, Bent, and wouldn’t you know it, The Diary of Anne Frank.Ā ”

portrait photograph, mystery, evil, dangerous look

portrait photograph, mystery, evil, dangerous look

devilsh and dangerous

devilsh and dangerous

dangerous but shy monster

dangerous but shy monster

regular headshot in red

regular classic headshot in red

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANKENSTEIN stars 3-time Glammy and HX Drag Queen of the Year nominee, Mimi Imfurst, and the legendary Lavinia Co-Op, with Joseph Beuerlein, Jessica Caplan, Geoffrey Borman, Eric Jaeger and Ryan Feyk as the head of Adolf Hitler.”

Headshots with actor Joe Beuerlein

What can be better than to meet lovely autumn morning in Central Park? We started a headshot/portrait session at 7.30am with the actor Joseph Beuerlein when the sun was still behind skyscrapers. And we were watching as it goes upper and coloring the trees and waking up the park.

Morning headshot photo session

Morning headshot photo session

Portrait of a young man, actor

Portrait of a young man, actor

On-location photography session in the park

On-location photography session in the park

Morning sun on 5th Ave

Morning sun on 5th Ave

Theatrical portrait session of drag queen Lavinia Co-op

Lavinia Co-op aka Vincent Meehan was Martha Graham and Ballet trained at L.S.C.D. in the U.K.

He has performed in New York since the 1980’s as a founding member of the legendary Bloolips, an all male, gay, English music hall drag theatre troupe. Bloolips shows include Lust in Space, Sticky Buns, Living Leg-ends and later Bland Motel, Get Hur and Island of Lost Shoes.

Portrait photograph of Lavinia Co-op as The Diary of Anne Frankenstein

Portrait photograph of Lavinia Co-op as Diary of Anne Frankenstein

Diary talknig

Diary talknig

Portrait session of actor Geoffrey Borman

“Geoffrey Borman is a recent graduate of the Boston University School of Theatre. He also received training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

Geoffrey has appeared in such shows as, Romeo and Juliet, The Country Wife, The Weavers, Playing for Time, Tartuffe, and A Series of Small Doors. He is excited to be a part of such a kooky project as The Diary of Anne Frankenstein.”

Geoffrey Borman as Fritz

Geoffrey Borman as Fritz

Portrait photography of a young actor

Portrait photography of a young actor

Portrait of Fritz-Gollum character

Portrait of Fritz-Gollum character

Portrait session of actress Jessica Caplan

Are we pretty?

Actress Jessica Caplan as Sylvia Beasley.

“This is Jessica Caplan‘s New York stage debut, having recently made the leap to New York after a six-year stint in Hong Kong.

She started performing in her native Montreal at the age of five. More recently, in Hong Kong, she co-founded theater company bigbox theatre, co-creating and performing in their original productions, including a poetry-based show that toured local and international schools. Hong Kong theater credits include Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Janet in Rocky Horror Show, Josie in Godspell, The Queen in The King of Time, Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof and Laura in The Glass Menagerie. She also played the Fairy Queen and Mrs. Darling in ABA’s Pan-Asian tour of its original musical Peter Pan. In Hong Kong, Jessica was the voice of cartoons originating from Hong Kong, China, Japan and France.

Jessica is a graduate of McGill University’s Drama & Theatre Program, holds a degree in law from the University of Toronto and is a yoga teacher. She’s thrilled to be part of this exciting new production.”

Portrait of an actress wearing red suit and hat, retro style

Portrait of an actress wearing red suit and hat, retro style

Portrait of actress Jessica Caplan

Portrait of actress Jessica Caplan

Singing Italian

It was just wonderful weather today and I had a great on-location outdoor photo session with gorgeous Maristella. She is a singer and song-writer, I found her voice charming – you may check it on her web-site.

We worked on her promotional photographs during the session and regular headshots as well. Easy job considering that fact that she was posing for the portraits so professionally as if she spent whole life in front of photo camera :)

Portrait of Maristella - singer and song-writer

Portrait of Maristella - singer and song-writer

Portrait of Maristella - singer, musician, song-writer

Portrait of Maristella - singer, musician, song-writer

Headshot of Maristella - singer and musician

Headshot of Maristella - singer and musician

The Diary of Anne Frankenstein

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANKENSTEIN stars 3-time Glammy and HX Drag Queen of the Year nominee, Mimi Imfurst, and the legendary Lavinia Co-Op, with Joseph Beuerlein, Jessica Caplan, Geoffrey Borman, Eric Jaeger and Ryan Feyk as the head of Adolf Hitler.

Lavinia Co-op as The Diary of Anne Frankenstein

Lavinia Co-op as The Diary of Anne Frankenstein

Portrait photography of Mimi Imfurst as Anne Frankenstein

Portrait photography of Mimi Imfurst as Anne Frankenstein

birth of Anne Frankenstein

birth of Anne Frankenstein

Portrait of 3 time Glammy Award HX Drag Queen Mimi Imfurst

Portrait of 3 time Glammy Award HX Drag Queen Mimi Imfurst

portrait photography of Geoffrey Borman and Joseph Beuerlein

portrait photography of Geoffrey Borman and Joseph Beuerlein

Documentary  portrait of the head of Adolf Hitler

Documentary portrait of the head of Adolf Hitler

Portrait of Jessica Caplan and Jessica Caplan'

Portrait of Jessica Caplan and Jessica Caplan'

Portrait photograph of brilliant Jessica Caplan

Portrait photograph of brilliant Jessica Caplan

Love scene between Paul and Anne

Love scene between Paul and Anne

Portrait photograpy of a young woman wearing red hat and red jacket about 1950th period

Portrait photograpy of a young woman wearing red hat and red jacket about 1950th period