Tear Sheets: Athletes Editorial & BTS

Below are the spreads from a recent editorial I shot with top High School athletes of Westchester County. Behind the Scenes: The lighting setup for this shoot is shown in the first image. Two strip boxes at a 90 degree angle  on each side of the subject and a beauty dish as a fill light center above.

Beyond the Tri-State area

What a great experience to work with my new client, Philadelphia Magazine. For their April issue I did a photo shoot with Naomi Adler the new president of the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia.   BTW: The cover I did not shoot! I photographed the image on the right of Naomi Adler for the section “We Want Answers”

New Work – Interior Design

Here is  some new interior design photography work. The cover I did not shoot but the two images on the page on the right.   And here is the actual image. This image was created out of two separate images. Actually it is three images. I used one of my a stock background photos for the view. The room was too small to shoot it all in one frame. Maybe with an ultra wide lens, but then the distortion becomes too dominant. The original images, that were stitched together, are below.   Interior design by erikamercuriodesign.com

Interior Design Shoot

  A standard interior design shoot! During the shoot: Small room, not much space to setup camera. Camera had to be all the way against the wall. No room to be behind the camera unless I’d use a lens with mean distortion. Remote controll for the camera and remote display via Eye-Fi and iPad. Adding bounced and diffused flash to fill in shadows in rooms. Not a big fan of HDR. It looks too psychadelic for me. Continuously adjusting furniture and props in room to create final composition. Horizontal image didn’t have enough information of the floor. For one shot …

The Future of Photography

Spurred by recent blog posts about where photography is heading I felt the urge to weigh in. Everybody seems to put their attention towards the debate of DSLR vs. 3/4, Medium Format vs. DSLR, Video shooting and grabbing frames for still, wearable cameras or mobile cameras vs. DSLR. Let’s be real for a moment. None of those developments are as earth shattering as the introduction of digital photography to the mass market was in the early 90s. It changed industries forever. It lowered the barriers of entry. Everybody can produce now decent quality images. The business processes changed completely. You …

Actor, Director Alex Winter

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with the actor and director Alex Winter for an editorial story at the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers. His portrayal of Bill Preston Esq. in “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures” was certainly a milestone in my previous career in the  film business, and it was a so great working with him again years later although under completely different circumstances. His current film is DOWNLOADED a highly acclaimed documentary about Napster which changed the music industry forever. If you liked the Facebook movie, you should see his film as well.  

Photoshoot with Al Kelly – 2014 Superbowl CEO

A few weeks ago I did a photo-shoot with Al Kelly, former American Express CEO, and now the CEO of the 2014 NY/NJ Superbowl. We shot at the MetLife Stadium where the 2014 Superbowl will be hosted. The first outdoor cold-weather Superbowl. The images where shot for a story in Westchester Magazine. Here are some outtakes from the shoot:      

Behind the Shoot – Video

Great work by Adam Nunez (@SAfternunez). He shot and edited the behind-the-shoot-video of a photo shoot I did for the Westchester & Hudson Valley Weddings Magazine earlier this year. The subject was table settings based on 4 different patterns. 4 designers set up 4 tables and 4 chefs created 4 wedding cakes. This was all shot on location at the Falkirk Estate in New York. Watch me work! Thank you again Mr. Nunez!