Sunday, December 21, 2008

Website Updates

I redesigned my website with a slightly different look and feel. It now offers more galleries and more room for growth. I'm really excited that it's completed!

Check out my newest gallery, photography from Coney Island.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Coach Holiday

Tonight was Coach's holiday party. What a beautiful set up, with a DJ behind a glowing booth, lights casting snowflakes of all colors on the ground, a variety of food and a number of bars serving drinks from soda to wine. It was a wonderful setting and the people filling the room, talking and later dancing, made it lively. It was a nice experience.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Photo Expo

The PDN Photo Expo, hosted in NYC, brings people from various parts of the photography industry in to learn about new and upcoming technology and techniques as well as to mingle and meet other professionals. RIT hosts an alumni event to accompany this every year. Last night the alumni of the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences met at Connolly's Pub. It was wonderful seeing so many alumni there! And they even had a mini raffle, I won a set of orange RIT luggage tags, another reason to travel more!

At the actual Expo, RIT has a booth where some photography from the honors show is displayed, including my image from the Metallic Beauty series I did of Melinda.

Monday, August 4, 2008


My first day working in the archive at Coach, as a Photographer and Digital Assets Independent Contractor!

The archive contains samples of products created by Coach dating back to it's creation. I photograph pieces by influential designers, such as Bonnie Cashin, and create digital records of their work, from purses and wallets to sketches and advertisements.

Friday, August 1, 2008


I now live in Brooklyn NY and on Monday I start work!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


I photographed the products created by DecadenceDesigns for her online catalog and promotional materials.

A variety of products, decorated cigar boxes, knitted scarves and vases, wind chimes and more were shot, most of them on a grey gradated background, with prop styling on some items to demonstrate the potential product uses. I shot the majority of DecadenceDesign's inventory formatted for her online catalog.

Saturday, May 24, 2008


I am a RIT Graduate with a BFA in Photographic Illustration: Advertising Photography, with a minor in Business Marketing and Concentration in Communications.

College is over! (Unless of course I decide to go back and learn more, but that isn't a current plan of mine) Every year of my life that I can remember has been made up of school, with breaks in the summer and winter, it's an incredibly strange thought that that's over. I'm so excited about what's up next. I plan to move to NYC and start on my path to shooting professionally. It'll be an adventure. And as cheesy and cliche as it sounds, just because I'm done with school and formal education, doesn't mean I'm done learning. Especially with the field of photography, school is just my starting point.

At least now I have a paper saying I know what I'm doing!

Friday, May 16, 2008


Tonight was the reception at Gallery R in Rochester for Signatures Magazine. Regretfully I was unable to attend the reception but I did get a copy of the Signatures publication for this year, which is in the form of four small books held together in a sleeve. I had submitted a photograph for the magazine, which was published in one of the books. The photo is of Lianna Fowler, a model I photographed in London.

Honors Show

"On May 16, 2008 the Annual SPAS Honor Show recognizing the work of students in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences opened in the SPAS Photo gallery on the 3rd floor of the Gannett Building."

One of my images from my Metallic Beauty Series was chosen for the honors show and displayed near its entrance. After the show is displayed in the gallery it'll be used in exhibits for RIT throughout the year for RITs School of Imaging Arts and Sciences, specifically for photography.

Images from the gallery opening at RIT can be seen here: 2008 SPAS Honor Show Exhibition and Reception

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


I have recently wanted to photograph a different subject, just to add some variety. I wanted to experiment with a less styled and grittier looking images and I was inspired by the boxing profession. Today I went to RocBoxing, a local boxing gym, with a Q Flash, stand and camera. Everyone was so welcoming. I was able to shoot a couple of the boxers there, one of them was even from the junior levels.

I really would like to continue with this. I'll be graduating soon and leaving Rochester, but I'd like to find another gym and actually have time to form more a repore and comfort level with the athletes training there.

The images from this shoot are in my Portrait section until I can make a larger project from it.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Catch Him If You Can

Photo shoot with Yuri today.

In old time black and white films when the cops chased criminals they used multiple spotlights to find the thief in the dark. We did an editorial shoot experimenting with this idea. The spot lights were the lighting source and we arranged them in a variety of ways. One of the shots I liked most has three lights searching for him along a plain wall, the bottom light only catching his foot in the air as he runs away. I'll be pairing this shot with a close up on his face, lit by another harsh spot.

Photos can be found in the Editorial section of my site.

Saturday, May 3, 2008


RIT hosts its first ever Imagine RIT: Innovation Festival, intended as an annual event. Creative works from each college on campus as well as clubs were highlighted in displays, demonstrations and experiments. I photographed the event and edited my photos, as well as those of other ETC photographers, on location for a slide show presentation in the field house, the center of the Innovation Festival, while it was happening.

In the College of Imagine Arts and Sciences, my fashion and product work was displayed in a large case. I received a lot of positive feedback from the showing of my work!

Sunday, April 13, 2008


While in NYC recently I purchased the book Individuals that GAP created out of shoots for its advertising. I loved how the images really captured personality along with the beauty of each person. It made/makes me want to attempt shoots like that.

With that in mind for my photoshoot with Lauren, I kept the lighting simple and soft and also had the wardrobe stay simple and comfortable even. The images are quieter then a lot of them from the book but I enjoy the simplicity. This is another idea I'd like to continue on with.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Beauty and Boxing

Photographed Kathryn today. Our shoot encompassed two different looks/themes. The first was a set of beauty shots. The lighting was kept soft with a balance of shadows and midtones and the focus was on Kathryn as well as some handcrafted jewelry.

The second set of images was done with a fitness/boxing theme in mind. We worked with a simple background and utilized a couple props for the theme, a punching bag and gloves. The shots range from a woman who portrays a ring girl, with a sporty look in heels, to the look of a fighter in training. The images all still have the element of beauty but accent the body in more of an athletic way.

Images will be on my website in the Editorial and Beauty sections.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Rose Wine

Photoshoot today!

Jen came down from Buffalo to model and Melissa Stillman did makeup. The makeup was applied in a way that compliments the color palette of a rose wine and her hair was slicked back to complete the overall desired look. Jen was a wonderful model to work with and I really like the beauty shots we produced. They can be seen in the Beauty section of my website.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Dramatic Cheekbones

Photoshoot today with Robert Adams. We shot a variety of images, changing the styling three times. This is my first experience with male fashion photography. He has dramatic cheekbones and I chose to light in a way to accent that and produce an image with some visual drama.

Photos from the shoot can be seen in the Fashion section of my website, as well as on Robert's profile with Model Management Inc.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

RocLoop Article

RocLoop posted an article covering the shootout, "‘Psychotic’ photo wins RIT pair $600" Accompanying the article are images of Mike and I during the shoot and the winning image.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Psycho Win

RIT hosts a shootout, a one day competition in the studios where students get a couple hour time slot to set up, shoot an image and break down to portray a theme they announced in advance. The photo had to be submitted, unedited, right after the shoot. This years theme was 'Psychotic' and I partnered up with Mike Fiske to portray the theme. We had done the shootout last year, the theme then was 'Dream', so we had an idea of the pace of the day.

We enlisted the help of Melissa Stillman, makeup artist, and Vanessa Murphy, our model, to put together the image we had in mind. It was a crazy couple of hours, hair and makeup was in the process of being done in the schools hallway as we ran in and out of the studio setting up the seamless, lights and camera. A frozen pigs head was bought the night before and was still not completely thawed but sat bagged outside of the studio until right before shooting, styling it was incredibly interesting. It was just a hectic, fun experience. Then, to top the experience off, we received a call later that day..

We won the MAC Group Shootout!

We were completely ecstatic, and our photo was posted in the School of Imaging Arts and Sciences. The image can be seen in the Editorial section of my website!