My specialty is studio portrait and model photography using professional lighting. I work with you in a cooperative effort to explore your individuality and define your unique presence as captured in the still image. The goal: to realize your vision. The output is a collection of color and/or black and white images for your portfolio, comp card, web presence or personal photos.
I also cover events (non-profit, parties and small weddings) and architectural photography, interiors and exteriors. In addition, I have done publicity shots for theatre groups, musicians and vocalists. When not in the studio, I enjoy travel, landscape, still life and photographing in and around New York City.
New to photography? Just purchased or received a new camera? I offer private lessons in the technical and creative aspects of photography including software (Photoshop and Lightroom).
I shoot with Nikon digital SLR equipment as well as the Fuji X-T1. I am also proficient in retouching, photo enhancement, and photo restoration in the digital darkroom (Photoshop, Lightroom, Portrait Professional).
My rates for a session vary depending on the nature and estimated duration of the shoot. Inquire about pricing for a basic model portfolio (1.5 hrs.), for an extended model portfolio (3 hrs.), or for events and other on-location shoots.
Turnaround time for final images on most projects is 2-3 days. All proof images will be uploaded to a password protected web site within 24 hrs. of the shoot. Final images (to your size specifications) will also be uploaded to the same site.
Some basic retouching is included with the fee. Digital prints in limited number are extra. I will also suggest vendors where you can have high quality prints made from your digital files.
I also shoot occasionally on a TFP/TFDI basis with a signed, limited use model release. (Sample release)
Location and Hours
All studio work is done in Brooklyn Heights, a short walk from 2, 3, 4, 5, R trains. Location shooting is also available. Most sessions are scheduled during the week Monday - Thursday, 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM and Friday, 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM. I can also accommodate weekend requests.
Photography Experience (1995-present)
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Digital Photography - CUNY Hostos
Model portfolios for print and web, headshots, architectural, event photographer, theatre publicity stills, photo retouching and restoration. Clients include: Hamlet's Vintage, misterbnb.com, Evolve Vacation Rentals, The Center, Brooklyn Bred Apparel, Meridiam Infrastructure, C-ZAR Productions, Hilton Media Management, Flatbush Development Corporation, Taproot Foundation, Binding Together, Dreaming America, Darren Sternlieb, Miles Beltran, Platinum Couture, Florença Brasil, Steven Gonzalez.
Photographic Equipment - Digital
Nikon DSLR (D7000) and Fuji X-T1 with full range of fixed, wide angle and telephoto lenses;
Wi-Fi connectivity in studio.
Photographic Equipment - Traditional
Nikon SLR, Hasselblad, Mamiya RZ, Fuji 645, Toyo 4x5, Polaroid,
Hardware: Cyberpower and HP desktops, Dell and Samsung LCD monitors (calibrated with Spyder software),
Epson printers and Scanners.
Software: Windows 10, Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, Portrait Professional 12, Exposure 5, Tiffen Dfx 3, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office.
Omega and Beseler black and white enlargers, black and white 35mm, medium and large format
development and printing.
Nikon Speedlights (SB-800), strobes (Photogenic Powerlight and Studiomax series monolights) and light modifiers (Photoflex), Pocketwizard Flex TT5 and Mini TT1 for Nikon, Wein infrared system, Victor hot lights, studio backdrop system, reflectors.
ICP (International Center of Photography)
Beginner to Advanced courses in Photographic technique at the following:
School of Visual Arts
International Center of Photography
New York University
Creative Live (online)
Prior Work Experience
Associate, JP Morgan (and Bear Stearns), Information Technology. Various roles including: project
coordinator, business analyst, technical writer, third party software implementer, trainer.
Years at company: 13
Work in the systems/software development industry for a software firm (Ross Systems - 6 years)
and for large corporations (Marsh McLennan and AIG - 2 years).
Prior to corporate experience
Assistant Professor of Spanish at St. John’s University (3 years)
M.A., Ph.D., SUNY at Stony Brook
B.A., Fordham University
Spanish (fluent); knowledge of French, Italian, Portuguese