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…

The Art of Taking Headshots

I don’t envy actors when it comes time to have their headshots taken; it’s not as easy as it looks! I had to be the subject once, and I felt “50 shades of stupid” – I couldn’t stop laughing. Actors are accustomed to being someone else in front of the…