It's not often I get the opportunity to meet legends, but when I got the call to photograph Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk of Actual Films, I got to shoot some of the most legendary documentary film makers in the world.
Their brand new film, "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," is screening at the Cannes Film Festival and I got the call from The Wrap to photograph them for their Cannes directors portfolio.
Here's a few takes of them from the shoot.
And here's what ran in print.
Big thanks to Tatiana and Ada at the Wrap for sending me on the shoot and thanks to my assistant Ben Decastro for helping me get the job done.
Marketing for a photographer, and any business, is a never ending and multi faceted task. One step to that process is sending out printed pieces to existing and prospective clients.
Print pieces offer an additional contact point, allow creatives to see how your work looks laid out, and in a perfect world, opens you up to the opportunity of an art director or photo editor to hang your work as art or inspiration on their wall. Plus, we all owe it to ourselves to print our work more regularly anyways. Just wanted to take a moment to share my latest promo piece that went out a few weeks back.
Design and layout by the talented Lisa Ferkel.
Printed by the wonderful team at Paper Chase Press.
Last month I had an awesome opportunity to photograph Eren Bali for the cover of Forbes Turkey. Eren is a co-founder of the online education platform Udemy, and has recently started a new company Carbon Health.
The magazine wanted a number of looks for the article with options for environmental shots around the office, environmental shots of the city, and some studio style headshots for a clean cover. The deep shot list paired with a last minute location change meant we definitely had our work cut out for us.
We started the day meeting at the Udemy offices. There were a few hiccups when getting checked in at the office which ate into our scouting and set up time but luckily my team and I were able to work quick and it was a non issue. We worked on knocking out the cover image first and built a makeshift studio in a conference room.
We took advantage of the amazing wall paper in the room but also dropped in a black seamless as an alternate.
From there we worked around different areas of the office to get some nice environmental looks. Luckily the place was huge and had no shortage of cool lounge areas.
Finally, we needed to get some images showing off the city as a backdrop. I armed Morgan with an Elinchrom ELB pack attached to a 53" octobox and we took to the street.
And here's how it all ran.
Huge huge thank you to my photo editor Canan Yetisti at Forbes Tukey for giving me the opportunity as well as Eren for being a great subject. Of course, I could not have done it with out my assistant Morgan Womble-Dahl and the styilng help from Burcu Bali.
I recently had the pleasure to photograph novelist and acclaimed psychoanalyst Thomas Ogden for the Israeli publication, Ha'aretz. Thomas's new novel, "The Parts Left Out," has been a huge success in Israel and I was lucky to get the call to photograph him for his feature.
I met him at his home and in between stretches of great conversation we were able to get things set up in his library and take some photographs. We started at his desk.
And then moved on to the sofa in the window bay.
If any of you reading this are in Israel, you might have seen it in print this weekend. Luckily for the rest of us, the piece ran in both english and hebrew online.
Thomas was generous enough to give me a copy of his new book and I recommend you get a copy too!