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HOWIE MANDEL FOR WALL STREET JOURNAL

A few weeks ago we ended up in Van Nuys at a small industrial complex which happened to house Howie Mandel’s office in it. I gotta say, this office was pretty fantastic. Not only did it have a few small offices in it, but it also had a mini cyc built in and a recording booth with a mixing room!

As cool as everything was, the main area that we brought the EQ thru seemed to really speak to us. The mini carousel and general anarchy of the space was just an amazing setting for this particular shoot.

Let’s start with Sean and Howie doing our color card…

The mini cyc was great for a studio option..

The serious thinking happens on the ponies. I was really drawn to this piece in Howie’s office, come to find out that he has this around because his granddaughter loves carousels and it really reminded me of the Depeche Mode video for Personal Jesus.

I was happy to see that some of my favorites have kept their younger, silly side! What a great day with a down to earth dude.

MARC HOROWITZ FOR COMMERCIAL OBSERVER

Back in November I got an email about shooting Marc Horowitz for Commercial Observer. I was stoked to think that they were having me shoot the artist, but it seemed off to me. So I dug around a little bit and found that it would be a fellow New Yorker who just happens to kick ass in the real estate game.

Marc was being featured as he had just leased out the entire Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. PDC is now home to such tenants as A24, WeWork (who is leasing space to Ron Howard and Brian Grazer who will bring their film production company called Imagine Impact).

We were really pressed with time as there was no way of getting any set up time before Marc arrived, so when he arrived, he was ready to get moving. Oscar and I did a quick light test before we started rolling…

So, here we are, simple 3’ Octa off to camera left and we’re ready to roll!

JONATHAN LEE FOR COMMERCIAL OBSERVER

A few days after settling into my new place in Los Angeles, Kaitlyn at Commercial Observer emailed me to see if I could photograph Principal/Managing Director of George Smith Partners, Jonathan Lee at his office in Centruy City.

Here are a few of the selects.

NEW PERSONAL WORK LIVE FROM LA

Tomorrow marks my official one month mark for living in LA! It's been pretty incredible so far in so many different aspects. One of the things that I've always loved about Southern California is its architecture and how it still looks so wildly like the 60's, it's something that I'm not used to having grown up on the East Coast.  I'm looking forward to shooting in these locations that have inspired me over the years!

Since my wife grew up out here, we have a large circle of friends and family that are only a stone's throw away, which makes it easy to round folks up to shoot and test setups with... With that being said, here are a couple of images I did with some of the fam.

Let me know what you think in the comments below.

PAUL SCHRADER FOR WALL STREET JOURNAL

Last month I had the opportunity to photograph director/screenwriter Paul Schrader at A24 productions offices in Chelsea for The Wall Street Journal. This was a shoot that was on my bucket list. Schrader has directed some incredible films such as American Gigolo (1980), Auto Focus (2002), and Dog Eat Dog (2016).

 

And how it looked in the paper.