Monday, March 31, 2008

Madness Update

OK, so I manged to go from 19th place to 4th place by picking all 4 final four teams. So, if Kansas beats UNC, and Memphis beats UCLA, and then Memphis beats Kansas I win! I think I win even if Kansas loses the first game but math is not my strong suit so don't hold me to it.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Black Is Back

We had fun giving this sweet girl from Ohio a hard edge. Couldn't you see her at some club in the LES dressed like this? I told her that she could totally wear this out in NY, she looked at me like I was crazy. I guess NY has warped my traditional mid-western values where now an outfit like this doesn't phase me. Back home I would probably have said 3 Hail Mary's for just thinking such things.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

So Chill

This is one of my favorite images from the other day. I went to go grab something to drink and as I returned I noticed Drielle in deep thought. I managed to get off this one shot before she realized I had returned.

"I Think They Stick Them Between Their Toes?"

You know that time at night when you're like half asleep and weird thoughts run through your head. Where the part of your brain that thinks rationally falls asleep and the part of your brain that tries to figure out why women need so many cotton balls stays awake. Well, thats the same time of night where I thought of this motion experiment with Alyssa.

Friday, March 28, 2008


I must be in mourning now that I'm currently in 19th place in my NCAA bracket, because somehow I shot one of the cutest, friendliest girls in a very dark and moody way as you can plainly see above. Maybe thats a skill? Who knows. Anyway, Drielle was a sweetheart and so was Alyssa (who I will show samples of tomorrow). I realize this is quite the departure from my normal light and open images, but yesterday was all about experimentation, and just wait till you see the motion experiments from yesterday, and you thought this was unusual for me?!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Two Great Tastes

File this one under nice and unexpected. I had the best conversation the other day with the cashier at Food Emporium. She was eating a Reese's peanut butter cup (my favorite kind of butter cup) and I told her how I was talking to this girl from Norway the other day and how she tried to explain to me how she ate this thing that was chocolate on the outside and has some type of peanut cream on the inside and how it was, and get this, "totally gross!" Now, I know how I don't have to explain to you the wondrous pleasure that bringing peanut butter and chocolate together brings to ones day. Nor did I have to explain it to the girl at Food Emporium. She even said that she craved it once so much that she tried to make her own by melting down chocolate and crushing her own peanuts, (and we all know how painful that can be). I on the other hand don't have that problem. We currently have a 3 lb. bag of Reese's miniatures in our fridge, well, probably more like 2 lbs. now. Anyway, it was a nice little light-hearted conversation that I totally didn't expect and I thought I would share it with you.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Hot Stove Report

I was flipping though a photographers page on dripbook (Remi Pyrdol) and this photo caught my eye. Not for the reason you might suspect, (Marina from Supreme) but for the vintage yellow stove in the background. See, it's a Chambers stove, Mario Batali has one, Rachel Ray has one, and my mom has 3, one red and 2 white. When I emailed her my find she asked if there were any pictures without the girl where she could see the stove better and if I knew if they wanted to sell it (how many stoves does one need?!). See, models come and go, they are in one year and out the next, but a Chambers stove is a classic.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Let The Madness Begin

OK. So I am still in this thing but the ball has to bounce my way a few times for me to win it all. The good news? There is only one other person ahead of me that took Memphis to win it all. So if Memphis wins, my chances of being victorious rely on a few other teams to win as well. So if you want me to be the big winner, pull for Louisville, West Virginia, Davidson and Texas in the next round along with Memphis to win the whole she-bang. Currently, Memphis is only up by 3 points in their game against Mississippi State. . . . . Make that 5 points. . . . . Now back to 3 points.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Tri-State Trouble

OK, first New Jerseys' governor turns out to be gay and resigns from office and now is in a legal battle with his wife because she claims he knew he was gay when they got married. Then New York's luv guv is involved in hiring a prostitute from NJ and resigns, then his blind (literally blind) replacement admits to having cheated on his wife numerous times on the day he was sworn in as the new governor! Now, UConn gets bounced in the first round of my NCAA bracket totally screwing up my chances to win my March Madness pool! Now hey, if your gay your gay, you should have been honest and upfront before you went ahead and got married. And did you see that prostitute from NJ?! I'm not saying I condone it but I totally understand. And come on, the guy is blind, so give him a break, he's got it hard enough as it it, plus his wife cheated on him at the same time so in some weird adulterous way I guess they cancel each other out. But UConn losing in the first round! That's inexcusable.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

More Me

Can you believe I haven't shaved since this picture was taken? (I'm the one in plaid if you couldn't tell).

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A Few Random Observations From Today

1. You know you've bought too much KFC when you discover they included 4 forks in your bag and you thought you were just buying dinner for yourself.
2. I derive a certain sense of accomplishment when I manage to reformulate one bar of soap from two slivers of soap that have been collecting for the past month or so.
3. And you know your beard has gotten long when you start having to wash your face with shampoo.

Friday, March 14, 2008

A Series

I enjoy the kinetic nature of these images. I think they work best in a series, don't you?

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Puppy Love

I completed the final edit for the magazine story and I ran across this little nugget. Frank had a little crush on Piveta. He followed her around all afternoon and wound up in a good percentage of my shots. I had to have someone on puppy patrol the whole afternoon.

Monday, March 10, 2008


Do you ever do things that are so embarrassing that if anyone ever saw you they would never let you live it down. Right now is one of those moments, lets just says it involves me and "Sister Christian" by Night Ranger along with various other hits from the 80's. There might have been some air guitar (and possibly some air drums) but like I said, no one saw anything so lets just pretend it never happened ok? Here are a couple more images from the shoot yesterday. . . . . . What ever happened to Billy Ocean anyway? See, I told you it was bad.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Sophia In Fort Greene

Sophia is from Norway, (what, did the blonde hair and blue eyes give it away?) and for someone who put Law School on hold and started modeling in August, she rocked! And, she couldn't have been sweeter. Shooting at Julie's brownstone in Fort Greene also rocked! So did my make-up artist Maria, who's previous clients include Madonna and about a few dozen other rock stars and celebrities. Why I'm constantly surrownded by wonderful, talented people is beyond me. I must have done something good in a previous life. Anyway, it is late and I have to get up early for work, but I found a couple quick shots from the shoot that caught my eye, we shot like 10 looks and I have a ton of amazing photos to choose from. But here is a quick sample.

Friday, March 7, 2008


I've been getting a number of hits from this site so I thought I would check it out. Their link sections are filled with amazing fashion sites, and wouldn't you know it, my online journal, ( I call it my journal now because I can't stand to say the word blog) made their list! It's located under Visions. I guess no more entries about what I ate this morning or how funny I thought Family Guy was last night. Time to step up my game.

More Layout

I do love playing with these images to produce a final product worthy of print. Here is a double page sample featuring the same image as the previous post. This leaves nice room on the left side for copy. Still very clean.


Been working on a layout for the magazine editorial. I like the simplicity of this setup.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


I never saw that movie about the number 23. Outside of it being Michael Jordan's number I guess it has some significance. Maybe I'll rent it this weekend. But I do have a favorite number of my own. It's 1111. It seems like every time I check the clock it's 11:11. Now I know what your thinking, "What, you only check the time twice a day?" Of course not, and I didn't much care for your tone there. What I mean is that it's never 11:10, or 11:12, it's always 11:11. So I've adopted it as my own, and today, when I went to Chipotle for lunch I ordered the carnitas taco's on flour tortillas with a side of guacamole and chips and what was my total? That's right, $11.11. It has now become my favorite lunch, that is until they raise the sales tax, then I guess I'll have to find a new place to eat.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Spring Has Sprung!

Well not officially. But I watched my first spring training game yesterday so that means summer is right around the corner. I have a bit of a quandary on my hands however. I am planning on growing out my beard for the foreseeable future, (going on 3 weeks so far) and I'm not quite sure how that is going to mesh with the whole 95 degrees and humid that summers in NYC bring. I am also growing my hair out. It used to be down to my shoulders and that's where its headed once more. Sounds hot doesn't it? No, not hot as in sexy, hot as in warm, (your mind is always in the gutter). Anyway, wish me luck, and if you see me on the street this summer please don't give me your spare change, it's embarrassing. . . . . . . . I wasn't so happy with this look in its previous incarnation where she is laying across the ottoman, looked a little out of place. I think I'm going to go with a version of the shot above for the magazine story.