New BEFORE and AFTER page

A lot of my time I spent not behind the camera but in front of the computer screen editing images and doing post-production. I thought I would share some of my before & after images.

The "Before"  is the one photograph right out of the camera that serves as the base for the final image. "After" shows the final image after post-production, which is different in complexity for each image and can include color correction, cleaning up (cloning), straightening, changing skies, adding elements or exposures from other photographs, etc... The changes are often totally subjective and based on personal taste. There is no real right or wrong.

Just move the handle in the middle of the image to see the before and after effect and head on over the the BEFORE & AFTER page to see more of my post-production work.

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New Corporate Portraits

New Corporate Portraits

IAC Apps, a NY tech company, came to me with an interesting challenge to help them communicate their "internal" brand story. They make desktop, browser, and mobile applications for a better internet. Human capital, diversity and community play an essential role in IAC Apps corporate culture. So, instead of photographing executives and employees in front of a solid colored background we decided to photograph everybody within a unique setting inside the companies offices in New York City and Yonkers, NY. 

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SHARK TANK WINNER & ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

SHARK TANK WINNER & ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

For the current 914INC magazine I photographed Andrew McMurray, who received a $2.5 million investment on ABC's Shark Tank Season 6 from Kevin O'Leary (aka Mr. Wonderful) for a 10% stake in his Zipz wine-by-the-glass business. At that point, it was the biggest deal ever on the program. 914INC magazine crowned Andrew McMurray as "Entrepreneur of the Year". 

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HIDDEN HUNGER

HIDDEN HUNGER

Over the last few weeks I shot a story for Westchester Magazine about HIDDEN HUNGER in Westchester, NY. I photographed at the FoodBank, in a soup kitchen, food pantries, on the streets of forgotten neighborhoods and homes. Over 200 food pantries in our county, with a population of 1 million, provide free groceries for families and individuals, who can't afford to buy food. I photographed the helping hands as well as their "clients" hoping to raise awareness for the issue.

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DESIGN STORIES: WSH

DESIGN STORIES: WSH

In my portfolio there is unfortunately only room for so many images and editing my work down to 20-30 images is a painful exercise. When I shoot interior design or architectural jobs clients end up with sometimes 50-60 images, for various purposes (web, print, social media, etc.). Those can tell much more about the actual place than just 1 or 2 images in my portfolio. I want to give my clients also a better overview of what the output from a shoot could be. So I am starting to show more images of my interior design / architecture shoots here for now in my blog under the title DESIGN STORIES.

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44 Portraits in 150 minutes ... not quite

Last week I had the opportunity to create portraits of 84 soldiers and their spouses / better halves / friends or family for the Bob Woodruff Foundation at their annual Stand Up 4 Heroes Event in New York. The catch: I was given only 150 minutes to photograph them. Basically less than 2 minutes per person. That's as tight as it can get.  To make this possible we had 10 hairstylists, 10 makeup artists, 5 groomers and a whole group of assistants and helpers keeping things flowing. It wasn't quite a 150 minutes affair, since the hair, grooming and makeup stared 4 hours before I photographed the first soldier.

The end result were 44 portraits including a selfie and a casual portrait of the former Chief of Staff, General George William Casey. To see the individual portraits click here.

 

All the behind the scenes activity is what made the shoot possible. A big thank you to L'Oreal, Dior Beauty, Truman's Gentlemen's Groomers and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.  But the biggest thank you goes out the soldiers and their caregivers for their service to our country.