Second day of shooting aviator caps for S’AMUSE . @kcozumel is absolutely adorable in this shot. She was so cold but kept giving it her all! #aviatorhat #s’amuse #fashion #brooklyn #nyc #leather
Second day of shooting aviator caps for S’AMUSE . Thanks so much @Kcozumel for withstanding the cold. You were amazing! #aviatorhat #paperairplane #photoshoot #fashion #s’amuse #brooklyn #nyc (at Prospect Park)
BASTA BAGS www.bastabags.com
I recently did a photo shoot for Basta Bags, a start up company that makes high end Italian made leather hand bags. Their bags are really beautiful, classy and professional but also fun and colorful. The CEO Jeff really wanted to capture some images with personality and artistic and visual appeal that would stand out from the generic e-commerce type photos. It was a little tricky since the budget was very low, we had to get creative. I walked around the office where we were going to shoot and luckily they had a lot of very unique decorations that we used as props. We had the models bring in clothes that I chose from to fit each scene that I had sketched out ahead of time. We only had a few hours to shoot about nine different looks but it really came together with everyone’s help and collaboration. Thanks so much to the whole team that worked on this. It was a pretty amazing day.
Check out the newly launched Basta Bags website and buy a hand bag! www.bastabags.com
Photos, clothe and set styling: Hanna Agar www.hannaagar.com
Models: Alexandra Rogerson, Kiley Reid, Lindsey Peers
Location: Swell/Basta headquarters
Shooting awesome leather aviator caps for S’AMUSE. #s’amuse #aviatorcap #fashion #nyc #brooklyn #paperairplane @samtalbotkelly
Wonderful photo shoot collaboration with artist and designer Patricia Buraschi . #brooklyn #nyc #fashion #costumes #psychicknots (at Prospect Park)
I was recently asked to create some pictures for Sofya showing her on the beautiful farm where she lives with her husband and three amazing kids. Sofya has a popular blog called The Girl’s Guide to Guns and Butter. She blogs about cooking, homesteading and DIY projects.
Check out her site!
Marcus Monroe www.marcusmonroe.com
Juggler/comedian Marcus Monroe and I had a fantastic photo shoot recently. Here are a few of the final images that we livened up by adding colored backgrounds to make them more playful and flamboyant to reflect his style.
Such a fun photo shoot for Basta Bags. Everyone did such an amazing job and was a joy to work with. #bastabags #fashion #handbag #photoshoot #bird #nyc #cuckooclock
Shooting today for Basta Bags! One of my first very official jobs! #bastabags #photoshoot #fashion #handbag #globe #aviation
Marcus is quite the showman. I would have to say this was the most fun I have ever had on a shoot. Marcus gave me the widest variety of expressions that editing was nuts and sometimes left me giggling by myself in my office. At one point he took apart his microphone and put part of it in his mouth. Of course that was the moment that Capture One crashed on me and I had to make him repeat his antics a few more times. It is surprising the variety of shots we were able to get while shooting in my relatively tiny apartment.
check out Marcus’s amazingness at www.marcusmonroe.com
Recent photo shoot with the incredible juggler/comedian Marcus Monroe. Check out his website www.marcusmonroe.com
Shooting the amazing line by #tillyandwilliam . Crazy amazing and transformative clothing that can be one second a dress then a skirt then a cape then a scarf… #fashion #amazing #clothes
A CHARACTER STUDY
This is the second round of images from my photo shoot with the multi talented Patricia Buraschi. You can see more of her talents on her blog www.patriciaburaschifashion.tumblr.com/
You can view more images from this series here: Monica Grev
I have had the pleasure to work with the talented Patricia Buraschi on a project involving a character or alter ego she has developed over the years. These images are part of a larger project we are working on with the hopes of eventually creating an installation to be shown in a gallery or other creative space. Patricia has shared some of the story surrounding her character Monika Grev.
Monika Grev was a prominent German physicist that focused her work in developing natural dyes and their healing effects during the 1800’s. At an early age Monika could already be found exploring in her native fields, studying the plants and minerals and making compounds out of them, and with the help of her mom, extracting their colors into concentrated pastes and salts. As she grew older, Monika learnt how to read and write with the help of the town librarian, who also facilitated botanical and physics books to her. It is said that during her teenage years Monika started to unravel her natural gift of holding telepathic dialogues with the mineral and botanical kingdoms, hearing their healing vibrations and their different uses to improve different ailments and people’s well being through colored textiles and compounds. During this dialogue the Plant Kingdom would instruct Monika how to transfer and combine these attributes into color dyes to be later used in fabrics, yarns, waters and salts. By 21 years of age Monika’s cellar had been converted into her lab and only the librarian and a few other people knew about it. This is where she developed a deeper passion for physics and mysticism. Her passion and dedication was such that is was harder and harder to live in the divide between her hidden and social lives. She was a sweet looking yet strong willed woman, who was exercising her right of expression in an extravagant fashion in a time where women were usually the strong shadow of the men who shaped the forefront of society. She had the conviction that humans were born to live extraordinary lives doing what they loved and was determined to continue her practices even after numerous warnings. Needles to say, the healing power of the colors she developed spoke for themselves and outside the norm of those times: dark fiery pinks, vibrant emerald greens, rich voluptuous yellows, mysterious milky blues, nurturing golden browns and textures that evoked passion and creativity once in contact with people’s eyes and skins.
Monika Grev was hung in the town courtyard with the charges of witchery.
I have been working on a photo series about my parents and their many unique interests. One of them is dressing up for Wild West Days in Viroqua, WI where they play music and dance during the weekend celebrations. These are some portraits of my dad in his costume, which I had been inspired to work on after seeing some gorgeous black and white portraits of homeless people on a blog. As a fashion/beauty retoucher I have gotten so used to trying to make everyone look beautiful and flawless that my first attempt with these images just didn’t feel right. I totally started over to create more of an interesting character that had a weathered grittiness that you might imagine a cowboy to have. My dad doesn’t smoke cigars that often but had one in his car from a funeral. I thought that would be a fun addition to the character but by the end of our short shoot my dad’s eyes were tearing up and red. The smoke looks pretty sweet though. In one of the shots I had to add smoke in photoshop to get the right look. Can you guess which one?