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A Yarn About Love

The week before Valentine’s Day, I organized a team to do a story geared toward the approaching holiday. I took a trip into Manhattan to visit Lion Brand Yarns, and bought a whole bunch of beautiful red yarn. Discussing the project with stylist Sarah Daniella, she suggested Samantha Vrielink as a wonderful choice of model. On seeing her portfolio, I immediately concurred. Next, I added a dash of hair/makeup artist Clelia Bergonzoli, and then a pinch of digital tech Brooke Vandever, and stirred it all up at Ten Ton Studio, and viola: “A Yarn About Love!” was created!   

World Bride Magazine Editorial

We had a great time in Tarrytown photographing this story for World Bride Magazine! Editorial Director Myrdith Leon-McCormack must be the hardest working woman in the magazine business. Together with Fashion & Creative Director Mimi Lombardo we created a whimsical Girls Trip editorial spread on a warm grey day. 

 

Our Beautiful Launderette

This is a story I have been dying to photograph for ages. I finally started scouting for laundromats with lots of daylight. I must say, when you’re self producing and aren’t waving around buckets of money, it’s hard to get anyone to get back to you. My erstwhile assistantBrooke Vanderbilt is persistent; however, and would not be denied. So several times she trekked to Laundry King and stalked the owners until they finally relented! We then pulled together our dream team: stylist Mimi Lombardo, hair/mu Brett Jackson, model Kathryn Carter and model Nick Zibro. We arrived and had a blast making photographs in suds heaven!

School’s Out For Summer!

When Charlotta Janssen and I first started renovating The Catskill House, a guest house in Catskill, NY, we designed it with hosting photography productions in mind. Adding windows where there once were none and removing walls where there once were some. This is a story I had in mind ever since we completed the interior. So I added a dash of Anni Krueger, a few cloves of Love, a pinch of Sam Dawdy, then sprinkle in some Kelley Quan and stir in a whole bunch of fun, and it all adds up to a flavorful “School’s Out For Summer” Story!


Once Upon a Waitress

When Chez Oskar relocated from Fort Greene to Bed-Stuy in Brooklyn, I knew that it would be a beautiful restaurant to do a fashion story. The decor and light are wonderful and I thought it would be great fun to shoot a waitress story. I was extremely lucky that model Emily Doyle, stylist Mimi Young, makeup artist Brett Jackson, and digital tech Kyle Makrauer would team up with me on this engaging story. Then I sprinkled in some Adam, Laura and David, and voilà!