Leaving on a Whim (to Berlin)

I get burnt out twice a year from burning the candle at both ends. It’s like clockwork. I totally immerse myself in jobs, personal projects and pretty much everything in between, until I have nothing left. Every year, my first burnout comes in March on a fairly minimal magnitude. The…

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Downtime – A Response to this Month’s Marie Claire Cover Story on Claire Danes

I’m all about a fast-paced life. I like to keep working, keep moving, stay on set, and keep traveling, but sometimes things slow down. This is a reflection on the Marie Claire article about Claire Danes, but also about finding another way to cope with professional stress powerfully… I recently…

PLAYING WITH FIRE

Setting a parking lot nearly on fire, probably qualifies as “no bueno”! LOL Oh well, anything I do is always “in the name of art”. That’s my honest statement, if ever get arrested! WHAT HAPPENED?!!?? My friend Josh and I shoot often together for his various publicity needs. We always…

CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN PHOTOGRAPHER

I recently did a half day, press photo shoot with French DJ, Norman Doray, that left me absolutely beyond exhausted! It’s crazy because it was a simple, in studio, and on location shoot. However, as I wanted to snag all the cool angles, I became what I like to call…

LET THERE BE LIGHT

Photographers are masters of light. We can find it, bend it and see the full potential in it. I personally love shooting on location as it easily inspires me. Sometimes I see a crack of light or a reflection off a surface and get excited about the mood it can…

CHOKING ART

I used to have a tendency to wrap my hands around art, and choke the creative life out of it. I over thought, over analyzed and mapped out every angle to an exact final layout, I thought it should be. This approach doesn’t work! Every session is unique, and a…

BITCHING AND ARCHITECTURE

A while ago, a client reached out with an interesting project proposition; he wanted me to photograph popular sightseeing locations in Los Angeles for his own marketing purposes. My first thought was, “I’m a celebrity portrait and beauty photographer, not someone who captures architectural images.” He actually appreciated that my…