Monday, September 27, 2010

Happy Birthday, Eisaku!

Yesterday my great friend Eisaku, from the bay area, celebrated his birthday.  I'm a day late but didn't forget.  I met Eisaku about 6 years ago and these are shots from our very first shoot back then.  Images from this set was actually published in Blue magazine, issue 61.  Since this shoot, Eisaku and I have become good friends so a special warm birthday wish to my buddy, Eisaku.  I will name my next child after him.  So let's join him in the bathtub...

Happy birthday, Janos!

Wishing Janos, pronounced Ya-nosh, the best on his birthday.  Janos resides in New York City and is signed with Boss Models, Click Models and Bleau Models Management.  I had the pleasure of working with him when shooting an editorial for ME magazine.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Eugena the Sea Goddess

Eugena commands the sea with her beauty.  This is a series I shot of Eugena of L.A. Models, who was on Cycle 7 of America's Next Top Model.  She was definitely one of my favorites that season so it was a pleasure to have an opportunity to work with her.  She was a great and the location was great.  This was my first time shooting at the beautiful Laguna Beach.  I have always wanted to utilize Laguna and it was well worth it.  A lovely lady at a beautiful coastal location; what more could a photographer ask for?

Now for a few out takes, starting with my assistant for the day, the handsome Ashley, who is texting while I am testing my lighting.  He is such a hard worker...

And Eugena almost being swept away by the jealous ocean.

But she had the last laugh...

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Birthday Shout to Stefan Pinto

I would like to take the time to wish model/ actor, Stefan Pinto a Happy Birthday.  It was a great pleasure working with him and he is very professional and doing great things.

Following a 60-pound weight loss, Stefan Pinto accidentally changed his life, moved to South Beach, Miami and was eventually discovered by a model scout while buying a turkey wrap. 

After three auditions for a role on Burn Notice, Stefan Pinto was invited to join the Screen Actors Guild.

Stefan Pinto was born in Trinidad and Tobago and moved to the United States at the age of 16. He has a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, French and Journalism from St. John’s University. He now lives in Los Angeles.

See more of Mr. Pinto at his site, where you can see video clips, read his story, buy products and listen to his blog radio.  But in the meantime, enjoy the images by me.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Red Stocking Series

A series of the lovely Zinn Star with only a pair of red thigh highs.  I love these photos because they are so playful and a nice pop of color.  Enjoy!

Featured at Lana Santorelli Gallery in NYC in April 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Happy Birthday, Ashley!!!

Today we celebrate Ashley Duvernay, of Photogenic's born day.  He was just recently featured in YVY mag.  Check out his full set feature.  Ashley is definitely on the rise so expect big things from him in the near future.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Victor, the Great

This young Missouri chap transplanted to Los Angeles and definitely marked his spot.  Victor Ross is signed with L.A. Models and Major Model Management in New York and he is my neighbor so we from time to time get together and shoot a couple of snaps.  This series is of Victor in his skivvies up on my rooftop.  Victor is one smoking dude.

And of course he took part in my artistic nude project...

Happy Birthday, Victoria!!!

Happy Birthday, Tia!!!