Sunday, November 30, 2008


We went to this beach on a location scout today. Behind the rock was a big surf break with Ipanema as a backdrop. There are huge towers mounted with daylight balanced light bulbs pointed at the ocean so people can surf at night!!


Copacabana yesterday

Saturday, November 29, 2008


Got in to Rio late last night and didn't see much of anything. This is was the view out my hotel window this morning when I woke up.

..and a few hours ago after sundown.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Friends fountain

Luis looking around in the fog.

Getting ready for my 17 hour trip to Brazil in a few hours.


Justin wetting the road before a picture the other day.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Gone for 16 days.

We leave for LA tomorrow. We're there for a week then fly down to Brazil for nine days! Psyched for some warm weather..

I'll try and post new stuff but can't make any promises. Luis took this picture of me doing some late night work in Italy last week.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cold model

The Italians kept going on about how "it never get this cold and rainy and..." blah blah blah.


Some of the ruins around this field were 2500 years old!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


A waterspout over the Mediterranean last week.

I couldn't really prevent the jpegs from breaking up on these.

Set designer

A couple of weeks ago in a studio.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Esposizione Universale Roma

Just got back from Rome. I can't post the majority of my behind the scenes photos till Luis' story comes out next year. Lots of specific props on the shoot. Here's a panorama of the city..

A model standing in front of the Square Colosseum.. my favorite building in Rome. This photo was taken in a whole separate part of the city that Mussolini built during the 30's. Every building in the neighborhood looked like this..square, clean, and white..and its opening in 1942 was supposed to celebrate 20 years of fascism.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Day off

I had the day off today and walked around Rome. Here's a view from my hotel roof.

Fountains everywhere.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Gone for a week

Going to Italy for a week.  Might not be any photos for a while.

This was last December or January in Argentina.  Thought this photo of Joanna stepping wasn't as strong as this or this.


Found this photo a couple of weeks ago while looking through a hard drive for something else.

This is the light and vibe I get all stoked on at the end of that interview a few posts below.

Lights, Model, Set

Worked for Luis yesterday.

I'll post a couple more later.


Reflection in the back of a race car trailer.

Pikes Peak

The lookout stand on top of Pikes Peak in Colorado.

Pikes Peak is 14,400 feet high. The summit has half the oxygen of sea level so every movement leaves you winded. It was 84 degrees at the bottom and 37 degrees when I took this photo from the top.... everything about this place blew my mind.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Last week

Didn't get much shooting time last week cause I'm all busy again. Me and Al stumbled across this marathon reminder on the way to Queens last weekend.

Some photos of the Tom and Pete. They moved on the same day.

Pete's roof has a kick ass view

Nick and I got back to our roots with some late night bowling in Flushing a few days ago.

Friday, November 7, 2008


Dad smiling.

Taken somewhere out west during our cross country drive of 2006

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Nick in a Florida diner.

Dec 2001

Monday, November 3, 2008

HMI x 2

More photos from last Thursday.  Luis used a plus size model and we played with light wrapping around her body.

Checking reflections off a dress.

Floating hairdo

Yet another hair and makeup picture


We just finished printing in the darkroom a few hours ago. This was the first of eight shoots we have to do in the next five weeks. Updates might get a little spotty.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Tom and Pete

Helped the Herpich brothers with some moving today. Here's Tom.

We got lucky with the weather and parking... nobody out. The whole neighborhood seemed to have a hangover. More later.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Luis in a Queens parking lot a few weeks ago.

Practicing.. trying to make digital look like the old Tri-X prints I used to make.


Luis did a job here in Brooklyn yesterday..

More behind the scenes pics later.