A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing Jessica Yellin, the former CNN Chief White House Correspondent for The Wall Street Journal’s Weekend Confidential. Luckily for her, she left that position before the current sideshow took office…
A few weeks ago I got a call from The Wall Street Journal asking if I’d like to photograph Jill Anderson, the former CEO of Cianna Medical who had just sold her company to JP Morgan Chase for the tune of $2oo+ Million.
When we showed up, a big part of her family were there and everyone was wonderful and very hospitable. As we scouted the grounds, I noticed a lot of “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” posters in the guest house. I asked her stepson who was walking us around if they were big fans of the show, he then told me his brother was an actor/writer on the series…Turns out she is Rob McElhenney’s stepmother. Rob as you may know plays Mac on the show and his brother was the one giving us the tour. That right there made my day, but lets continue.
We found several beautiful locations that worked well for the shoot. Since we had multiple locations and limited time, the lighting had to be easy to move, so we went with a 60” Phototek Softlighter.
And the result.
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.
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!
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.