Fire Department Photography

I was asked to photograph all of the Westport Fire Department personnel and I wanted to show that you really do not need a lot of space to get some great portraits. This was photographed in the fire chief’s office and I used the main light, a backlight, and a little kicker camera left to get a nice little sheen on their faces. Up until a few years ago, all of my lights had cables to be connected to outlets. Now I am fully battery-driven using my Godox a200 and accessories. On Memorial Day, I am scheduled to photograph the whole department using a drone. Can’t wait!

The finished portrait.
My setup. It takes only a few minutes to set this up.
I took this group shot outside after we photographed the officers’ portraits.
It is going to look great in the firehouse.

Seaman’s Moving in Pictures

Seaman’s is a worldwide moving company. They are very busy moving people in and out of their homes. I took pictures for their website and for the new branding that they wanted to do. Whether it is 50 people or two, photography is very important in showcasing your produce, your company, and your look.

We had a few ideas of what we wanted to shoot.
working together, we also just let the guys work and made some captures.
The crew
Show the logo if possible.
Not the dog! We had fun too.
It is very hard work.
World wide!!

Booksigning in Westport

I cover a lot of different events. I have photographed many openings, speaking events, seminars, and book signings. This book signing was for Christian Siriano, he is a dress designer and very photogenic. I actually met him at a birthday party for Danielle Brooks in New York where I was the photographer at her birthday bash. Another fact I found interesting about him and I always feel that our universe is so big yet so small…. I photographed his home for a local real estate agent. It’s almost like the six degrees of Kevin Bacon.

Christian dancing with Danielle
Christian at Kerri Rosenthals
Christian with some of his drawings
The artist.
actually signing the book
you can not read my handwriting.
Host Kerri Rosenthal and her daughter.

I photographed Christian’s home a year before he bought it. I love the modern home.

Goodbye Winter

We really did not have that much snow in Southern Connecticut. I did have the opportunity to get some “snow” shots, but I also like the winter light and I think the sunsets are very beautiful. There is something about the contrast and crisp light that winter brings. As a tribute to winter, I have here an image that received the most dialogue from any other image I took this winter. It is a drone shot looking straight down with trees dappled around a long streak of road. I had this printed with a float frame and it is simply gorgeous. Thank you for looking. Bring on spring!

longshore snow

Baseball Spring Training Photography

Staple High School Baseball has winter workouts at The Sono Field house in Norwalk. If you have never been there. it is a very large athletic facility where teams can train and play their sport. With the soon-to-be baseball season quickly approaching, I was asked to photograph the boy’s training.

A mix of hitting and fielding.
Loosening up.
Fielding grounders.
Cameraderie
“fungo”
Feels like Florida.
The white bucket always says baseball to me.
action.
The pitch.
This really brings me back.
Thank god for netting.
The lighting is tough but looks good.
I think they are ready.

Wynwood Walls Miami

The week before Covid hit, I was in South Beach Miami photographing a conference. I overheard a bunch of people talking about Wynwood Walls and how awesome it was. I never got the chance to see it because I was just too busy shooting for the client. But my time had finally come. I recently visited South Beach again and this time, I had enough time to visit Wynwood Walls. There is a museum here that made this well worth the visit.

The telephone lines add to the image.
everywhere you walk is wall art. This is at a construction site.
even the sidewalks have street art.
there are many blocks of wall art in Wynwood.
we actually rode our citi bikes from south beach to Wynwood.
I am a big fan of the spiderman.
star wars too!
the details are amazing.
these steps lead to an amazing rooftop restaurant.
there is a museum here which is worth a visit.
the museum has lots of interesting art.
these images were photographed using a Fujifilm xpro 1.
lots of instagram moments.
the streets are buzzing with color.
no more wall art, I thought this was an interesting image.

We really enjoyed Wynwood and I am so happy that I got the chance to experience it. The art, the street vibe, and we went to a Mexican Restaurant Bakan, which was excellent and I highly recommend.

Row House Photo Shoot

I photographed The Row House in Westport for Westport Lifestyle Magazine. Before shooting for them I must say, I found rowing an uninspiring sport where it looked like misery and hard work. After talking and shooting with the ladies at The Row House, I have changed my mind. It is hard work, but the misery has been taken out of the equation. It is actually fun and everyone that I talked to really enjoyed what they were doing. The challenge of the shoot was the dark lighting in the studio. A simple two-light kit is what I used. The main light was bounced because I did not want it to look so artificially lit and then a little kicker light in the back to separate the people. These images are the type of shoot most companies would use for branding their company. It is fun, whimsical, and unforced. I will do some setup poses, but this was more of a natural-type shoot.

Energy!!
Challenging light and mirrors.
MUSCLES!

Team photos

I have photographed many team pictures in my day. From little league to volleyball, to corporate groups. With Covid, there have been fewer team pictures. Now, it feels like we are getting back to some kind of normalcy. During covid, I photographed and shot a lot of videos of homes. The market was hot and we had to improvise and offer clients great photography at an affordable price. All with masks and a lot of sanitizers.

The single portrait is very popular now but I think the group shots will be coming soon too. Here is a photoshoot I had this week with The Staples Wrestling Team. They are such great kids and we had a lot of fun

2022 staples wrestling team photo
I photographed individual wrestlers too
Team captains
Team captains
the seniors.

Branding photography for sisters who work together

Janine and Michele started their own company called Dwell Organized. They organize everything. I photographed their website last year. These were images showcasing their work and what they do. This time, they wanted some portraits. They wanted simple images that were clean and bright. Something they could use on their Instagram and social media. This was a simple setup where I used two lights. One main light and one fill light where I would also use it as a backlight.

Michele and Janine
sisters working together

Compo Beach Polar Bears Sited

While on a cruise through Compo Beach with my youngest son, I noticed a few strange things happening in the water. It was a couple of people swimming in the water. This is usually not a big deal but the water temperature was a little above 30 degrees and so was the outdoor temperature.

Shot with my DJI Mavic air 2

The light was perfect, but I only got the chance to get them coming out of the surf. One of the swimmers approached me and asked if I was the drone operator. I said that I was and that I got only one goodie of them and it was not of them swimming. ” no worries, we are here a few times a week and next week we will do a birthday swim since it is my birthday.”

Birthday swim at Compo water temp 37 degrees.
zoomed in with my 70-200mm, I love how Canon cameras produce a rich blue.
3 polar bears.

When asked why they did this, which is what my kids really wanted to know. Marcus said it was very invigorating. I am sure it was.