Monday, December 10, 2012

My nail images cause a stir in Sweden!

I received a random email one day referring a local news story in Sweden.  Apparently this guy owns a grill at a community center and he used one of my images to advertise sausages from the grill.  The local news got wind of it and I guess caused some community outrage.  They even got a specialist to give her insight.  In the end, the owner had to take down the image.  Apparently I am making waves in Sweden.  Who knew?

You can see the video here.

Monday, November 26, 2012

LA Kings Ice Crew Calendar 2013!!!

The New 2013 LA Kings Ice Crew Calendar is out!!!!  This year we divided the shooting between 2 days.  The first was shot at Sycamore Cover in Malibu and the second was at the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes.  The complete behind the scenes video by Kings Vision will be out soon.  But here is a teaser!  Make sure to get your calendar ASAP because they always sell out.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

King Baby Studio

One of the things that I enjoy more than actually shooting is seeing how creative a company will seamlessly integrate pictures into a campaign.  This is exactly what King Baby Studio did this year. They are a local company out of Santa Monica that create handcrafted jewelry.  They are a really tight crew and make you feel like family.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

In The Big House for Logo

In The Big House is one of Logo's newest reality programs.  The Show focuses on New Jersey native Michel Verdi and her husband Jay who live in West Hollywood and own a gay bar. They open up their home to Michel's mom and recently paroled, mafioso dad - who are living under the same roof for the first time in 25 years. Completing the picture is Michel's out-and-unapologetic gay brother who is eager to make it on his own, but unable to leave the family nest as of yet.

I shot the images for the promo material and website.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Angell Conwell for Black Health Magazine

Angell Conwell (Family Time, The Young and the Restless) has to be one of the sweetest, most genuine people I have ever had the pleasure to work with.  I shot her for the cover of Black Health Magazine.

Clothing:  Bao Tranchi
Makeup:  Dominic Elias
Hair:  Anthony Martinez

Friday, October 26, 2012

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars

Life can be a drag at times...literally.  Earlier this week I had the distinct pleasure of being featured on RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars as the challenge photographer.  I have been working behind the scenes since the show started and it was finally nice to be in front of the camera.  The Queens were a blast to shoot!  Each of them has a really distinct and unique personality.  The first photo challenge (Half Baked) was incredibly interesting because the Queens could only do half of their makeup for the shoot.  It revealed a lot more of their personality out of drag and stripped them down to their rawest form.  They poured out an ample amount of sensitivity in the images that captured a lot of their inner beauty.

The second photo challenge was incredible!  The crew at World of Wonder had created a set with black and white boxes (opposites attract) and then rigged rain spouts above the set to spray the queens with either clear or black water.  The Queens had a few minutes to move around the set and pose together.  It yielded some results that were funny as hell as their makeup and hair began to melt!  I mean, how do you look fabulous in the rain?!

A special thanks to Mathu Andersen, Logo, World of Wonder and of course RuPaul for the opportunity to be a part of this.  I hope to be back next season!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

My work on display at Make Up For Ever NYC!

Some of my images can be seen at the Make Up For Ever store in NYC.  These are some body art images that I have taken over the years at the trade shows.  Most of these were done by Floriane David who is an amazing body painter.  The beauty shot in the stairway was done by non other than Dany Sanz , the founder of Make Up For Ever.  Such an honor!


Monday, June 4, 2012

Jamie Anne Allman for Cliche Magazine!

Jamie Anne Allman of AMC's The Killing graces the cover of Cliche Magazine this month.  Jamie was a complete joy to work with and one of my favorite subjects!  Here are a few more from the series I shot with her.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Real Housewives of Orange County photo shoot

Months back I had shot Alexis Bellino of the Real Housewives of Orange County for BE Magazine.  Bravo came to tape the shoot for the television show.  Alexis was fantastic to work with!  Thanks to Christopher Mannor for styling this shoot and setting it all up!  Click one of the pictures, or here,  to view the episode.  I come in at 8:11.  The episode is titled "Scream Therapy" and is on season 7, episode #15.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Running With Heels Magazine and a spring beauty story!

Running with Heels magazine used some of my imagery for a spring beauty story out now for the ipad!
Makeup by Leibi Carias, Hair by Sienree Du, styling by Ashton Michael.

New cover for Scratch Magazine!

A UK based nail magazine called Scratch licensed one of my images for a cover this month!  The great Naja did the nails for this story which the magazine also created a writeup on the both of us.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Cinema Secrets sell sheets

My good friends at Cinema Secrets created a bunch of new sell sheets with the images that I shot for their campaign.