Another wonderful opportunity to work with Lincoln motors and celebrate their latest SBE Collection launch. The event was held at the incredible Delano Hotel in South Beach, Miami but the experience was all through the weekend. At the launch party, Serena Williams graced us with her appearance and I also had the pleasure to attend a private dinner alongside her company.
Lincoln also provided me with one of their luxury cars, the Lincoln Navigator, for the remainder of my stay in Miami. I was able to experience Miami from Little Havana, Wynwood, Brickell, South Beach as well as visit friends thanks to Lincoln.
Here are a summary of images from the weekend. Miami, you were just what I needed.
Commissioned to create video for Easy Spirit #MoveFor campaign.
Had to pleasure to capture Katie's surprise 25th birthday. Wanted to get creative with the lighting streaks on this one!
Got an email from Jacob Jonas who's the founder of the #CamerasAndDancers project to attend the 36th meet being held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Cohosting were the dancers from Gallim Dance. I've attended 2 events in the past and really enjoyed the energy and beauty of capturing the dancers, so of course I said YES for the 3rd time and it was by far my favorite one yet.
These images were shot using my Leica M240 + 35mm f/1.4 Summilux. Hope you Enjoy!
Rainy/misty day in Coney Island.
First NYC snowstorm in 2018 which has been officially named as the Bomb Cyclone. These images were taken with my Canon 5d Mark IV + 50mm f/1.2 L.
I wanted to share my story on how the loss of my mother created a series of emotional and financial instability in my life. This affected me when building relationships with friends, family and loved ones.
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Hosted a photo walk with my good friends, Leica and ONA Bags at Photoville 2017. The Leica Tent offered to loan their cameras for the walk and ONA Bags did a giveaway as well. Had a great time getting to meet lots of folks and also got to hang with some old/new friends. Here are some of the images I took from the evening with my Leica M240 + 35mm f/2.
For more details on the ONA giveaway please visit their blog site.
Teamed up with Range Rover for the unveiling of their new latest car model, the Velar. Having worked with them in the past on several campaigns/projects, It's always great to hear from them and wanting me to attend these small private events/gatherings. Aside from seeing the Velar for the first time, which I believe it's going to be another great addition to the franchise, we also got another surprise appearance of singer/song-writer, Ellie Goulding. Huge fan of her music so I was a bit stoked.
Here are a few images from the event which was taken with my Leica M-240 + Voigtlander 50mm.
ONA Bags family have been one of my biggest supporters since I began photography 3 years ago. They were the first camera bag I've ever purchased which I still use to this day. I was also featured on their Photographer Profile series. About a month ago, they reached out to me about a cool project they thought I would be perfect for. They were releasing two new products - The Bond Street bag and Kyoto Wrist Strap at the end of January. Of course, without any hesitation, I said "duh". But what came to a great surprise is they gave gave me full creative control on the photo concept as well as video - YES, video! If you've been actively following me, you would know that I began doing personal video projects as well as with clients/brands (LGV20 campaign) last year. One of my goals for 2017 was to be commissioned by a brand for a video project, and I can't thank the ONA family enough for putting their trust in my vision. This was truly a milestone for me and I'm so extremely honored to have accomplished this with a brand that's been with me since the beginning of my photography career.
I also want to thank Christina Emilie for saying yes to being my subject as well as being a great friend and inspiration to the photography community.
Here is the video I shot and edited for the release of their new products. You can also read more about this project on the ONA's Blog site.
In an effort to connect with my followers/audience, I decided to create a social/networking meet at The Chord Club on 1/30. I wanted to see who actively were really following me on a personal level, so I decided to only provide this information via my Instagram Story feed. I was happy to see the response in interest but I know it would be limited since it was going to be held during a work week from 2-4pm. I was please with the amount of people that showed up, some familiar but mostly new faces. It was a very small and intimate group which is always ideal for me in trying to spend enough quality time with each one. Really want to thank them and show them as much appreciation as possible.
Selwyn Ramos: https://www.instagram.com/selwyn.ramos/
Billy Conrad: https://www.instagram.com/th3wave/
Alex Dvorak: https://www.instagram.com/itsalexdvorak/
Armelis D'Orville: https://www.instagram.com/melzlookwellz/
Dave Geffin: https://www.instagram.com/davegeffin/
Kerry Laster: https://www.instagram.com/phantomkay/
Marc Palaver: https://www.instagram.com/marcpalaver/
I was invited to watch a premier screening for ESPN's 30for30 "This Was The XFL". The documentary was so well done and I encourage everyone to check it out. Here are some images from the event.
December 2016 was a great milestone for me. I was commissioned by Weight Watchers to photograph Mrs Winfrey and her guest at her estate in Montecito, CA for magazine issue release as well as promotional marketing.
Commissioned by LG to cover NYFW 2015. For the launch on their new mobile device and smartwatch, I had to capture the energy of NYFW.