November 8, 2013 § Leave a Comment
On Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal sent me, along with lovely photo-editor Tara Howard, to the Upper East side to photograph legendary writer and journalist Robert Stone for the Arena section cover . We had a lovely morning with Mr Stone and his wife janice shooting several options around their book-filled apartment. I also popped up a seamless for some close-ups I really liked but the Journal finally decided for an environmental shot. That’s how it looks today on the newsstands, the article by Alexandra Alter is here.
Fun fact/ This morning, the lady at CVS gave me a warm hug when I showed her why I was buying 3 copies.
November 5, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I love working for weekly magazines because of how fast paced it is: you get a call on tuesday, shoot on thursday and see the result on the following monday.
Last monday, I received one of beloved Adweek photo-director’s Margo’s typically laconic email. Something like: ‘ Avail wed? set up 10am. shoot 11am. several options please. call sheet coming. xo’
So, on wednesday, at 10 am, almost presentable with my nicest shirt tucked in my pants, I arrived at Rubicon Project’s offices to portray programmatic mastermind Jay Sears. The article is here.
And here is how it looked on the tear sheet i received yesterday.
And a version for the photo-nerds that represents quite accurately what conditions you have to work with as an editorial photographer.
October 21, 2013 § Leave a Comment
A couple of weeks ago, Billboard photo-director, the bombastic Amelia Halverson and myself were granted the right to torture RCA’s CEOs Tom Corson & Peter Edge for a short half hour.
The magazine wanted them surrounded by the legendary RCA nipper. We did a few options.
1. That mutt, which belonged to british painter Francis Barraud, supposedly a mix of bull and fox terrier, if wikipedia isn’t lying, has been their logo since 1910.
2. He was named Nipper because he would bite the backs of visitors’ legs.
3. Wikipedia says it appears in the music video to Cindy Lauper’s Time after time.
4. That song makes me so emotional.
October 1, 2013 § Leave a Comment
August 6, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Being the law school drop-off/ black sheep of a long dynasty of lawyers, I always have a revengeful pleasure shooting for American Lawyer.
Last june, Maggie Soladay, one of my favorite person in the whole world right in-between my mum and Oprah, asked me to photograph the NY-based subjects of their annual Innovators Issue along with esteemed colleagues Zachary Bako in Beijing, Martin Hunter in London and Max Gerber in LA.
Here are my favs, they’re mostly out-takes, the magazine going for more traditional options cuz as Maggie would say ” This ain’t Rolling Stone Sweety.”