Posts Tagged ‘man’
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
But wife disagreed and said that I’m absolutely not like this portrait because I’m soft and smiley
That was an assignment from St. John’s College to photograph Peter Weiss for their multimedia project on human rights. He 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 the 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 his favourite art piece he brought home from there.
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
It’s always easy to do portraits of a person with outstanding personality. That was the case
I was hired for a corporate 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.
Scott G. Kaufman is the principal of Crowley & Kaufman, P.C. His practice focuses primarily on Queens County Surrogate’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 Surrogate’s Court Practice and Guardianship.
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.
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.
I’m always proud when clients come to me again year after year, because it proves I’m doing good I’m delivering the images and I’m making them happy!
This was another such family: I photographed them last autumn when Robi couldn’t even stand yet on his own. And now we had another photo session in Central Park for their Christmas cards. The astonishing fall foliage of late October in NYC makes it perfect background for such images.
Robi is now quite running and know what he wants and what he doesn’t like too
We had actually to do 2 days of photography to get enough images.
It was a family portrait session in out local beautiful Juniper Valley Park in the beginning of November. I was caught by autumn colors and remembered my old favorite photo book by great Czech photographer Jan Saudek. He used there a technique by hand painting his B&W photographs in such a vibrant and rich, saturated colors. The book was titled “LOVE’.
So this particular picture reminds me of that book every time I look at it.
We definitely had great time together walking and playing along most scenic spots of Central Park on that gorgeous autumn day.
It was unusual morning on Fire Island where we go quite often. Fog was covering everything. Beach, swimmers, fishermen, gulls…
Quite fairy vision.
And actually it was really sunny, could you believe? Just a couple of miles away from the shore it was perfect hot summer day.
What we love most about Fire Island is incredible mix of ocean air with smell of vegetation, it’s just so exciting.
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.
The day we scheduled 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 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
This was a headshot portrait session with a well-known composer Andy Mendelson in Lower Manhattan.
We started at his apartment, played a guitar a little bit trying to achieve that ‘moment of creativity’ look and then came out toward beautiful morning light.
To be mobile I used just a couple of Canon Speedlites indoor and only one strobe shooting through softbox when outdoor on-location. The softbox was handheld by my assistant, who was also walking backward at times, parallel to Andy moving toward my camera – tricky part
At the end of another very long day I still had some juice and lights set ready And there were a couple of cool guys helping us with running the photoshoot whom I wanted to photograph. Luckily for me they were interested.
So I just used one rather big softbox for a swift 3-minutes sessions for both Anvil and Carl. I kinda like the result
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 ) 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
“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.”
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.
“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.
“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.”
Here is another photo session for a model photography portfolio. I was mostly about to get some portrait with fashion-style lighting though
Besides Anthony was just great – I can recommend him as a model absolutely. He is ready to work, very professional and knows what to do…
done with just 2 bare Speedlites 580EX. Back light and spot light with homemade barns sometime.
It was a great photoshoot around the idea given by a client – reference to somewhat old pictures of Robert Downey Jr.
Amir was just an excellent model! He is not an actor but he was absolutely photogenic and didn’t need any direction for posing at all…