Welcome To My Blog

Thank you for visiting my blog! The posts are short, sweet and to the point. Typically current photos I have taken that follow my professional and personal life. No long written paragraphs here for all of you short attention span readers. And I'm not that good of a writer anyways :-) I hope you gain a good idea of who I am thru my photography, my travels, and my humor posted here. Come back soon!


Behind the Scenes with Bill Blass

I had the awesome privledge of shooting behind the scenes at Bill Blass before the 2008 Spring Collection was unveiled at Fashion Week. It was organized chaos. Models, Makeup Artists, Hair, Photographers, more Models, more Photographers, etc... all craziness before the show went on. I did find the models to be at ease however. Listening to their Ipods, drinking Red Bull, enjoying the moment, as was I. There was just so much to shoot, so here is a peak at what it is like behind the scenes...

Yup, that's me :-)


Fashion Week Runways

Shooting runway is one of the more challenging disciplines of photography I have experienced. It goes way beyond just simple follow focus and firing away the motor drive on your camera.

First there is the waiting. Waiting to get into the show to claim your spot on the riser. This usually involves showing up at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start time, if not longer. Then, there is the mad dash of 50 plus photographers fighting their way to position themselves hopefully near the center of the runway. Then more waiting. About a half hour of standing around waiting for people to be seated, celebrities to be interviewed. And during this time, there is still positioning. Sometimes it get's argumentative. Photographers and videographers battling it out to make sure that when the show starts, they have a clear view of the runway. Then it starts to get hot. Hot from all of the photographers packed in tight. Room lights go down, runway lights slowly come up, show starts. Click, Click, Click, Click, Click. At least 20 solid minutes of ultimate concentration. Shooting away at every model who struts down the catwalk. Your arms get tired, your legs start to slightly burn. You get even more hot, sweat drips down your brow. Show ends.

Quick! Run to the next show and start the process all over. Now repeat 4-8 times a day over the course of a week. That is runway! Oh yeah, don't forget editing your pictures. I shot 5000 in just the course of two days.

Some of the I shows covered on Thursday and Friday included, Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, Max Azria, Bill Blass and many more.

The Badgley Mischka Runway


Fashion Week in NYC

Hey! I am currently in New York shooting the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for Wedding Style Magazine. And my first night was capped off by a crazy scene. While photographing a Red Carpet event with many B list celebs, the evening was topped off by an appearance from Jessica Simpson. Now, I have never been around the Paparazzi, but tonight I got my first taste of why I don't think I would ever want to be a celeb.

For three hours shooting random people like Bam Margera, Nick Cannon, Tim Gunn, there were approx. 10 photogs. Enter Jessica Simpson. Her Escalade pulls up, and along side it, 3 or 4 motorcycles and a bunch of other cars (all paparazzi), coming to a screeching halt, stopping in the middle of the street, and then rushing her vehicle with cameras in hand. I thought I had my spot secured on the carpet, but once her ginormous body guards escorted her my way after fighting thru the swarm of photogs, the paparzzi pushed their way between me and the other photographers who had patiently waited all night for her arrival. It was a scene like I had never witnessed before, and the only thing I could think of was poor Princess Diana.

But I got my shot and a few others.

Tim Gunn

Nick Cannon

Bam & Missy Magera