"If you want reality take the bus." -David LaChapelle
I'm a professional published photographer with over 25 yrs experience.
I shoot for both magazines and newspapers worldwide. I shoot glamour, fashion, celebrities and news.
I've posted a few photos here that were shot for various projects.
Please don't look for any hidden messages or groundbreaking
techniques in the photographic interpretation of the female
form in my images. They're not here.
I just shoot 'em the way I see 'em.
But I do believe
that a photograph should convey some sort of message or
evoke an emotion from the viewer. That emotion can be joy,
rage, lust, anger or whatever. If you are a photographer
and you aren't getting some kind of reaction then you
might as well be a photographer for the Department of Motor
Vehicles shooting driver's license photos!
I don't represent these photos as being great works
of photographic art. I'll leave it to others to judge the
merits of my photographs.
They are just pictures that I enjoyed creating
with the collaboration of the model.
I enjoy working with everyday women as opposed
to "models". Only two or three of the women in my
portfolio are actual models or actresses. The
others are a flight attendant, a marketing
executive, a student, a housewife.
I'm always looking for models who want to collaborate
with me in making images like this or who have a vision
of their own and want to realize it.
Pictured below is Maria Kanellis--probably one
of the most down to earth models I've ever worked with.
And fun too!
She had a dream and now she's living it. She never took her eyes off the brass ring.
The few photos I've posted here represent a tiny fraction of my overall work.
Most of my credits are derived from my day job as a photojournalist which has nothing to do with my glamour/beauty work. I keep the two separate.
Over the past 25 years or so I've been published in or shot assignments for the following:
TIME, Newsweek, Playboy, Vanity Fair
TV Guide, PARADE, Reader's Digest, People en Español
MIRA Magazine, National Enquirer, Mens Health
Scholastic Publications, Leg Show
New York Times, NY Post, NY Daily News
Wall Street Journal (Weekend), Washington Post
Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune
and dozens if not hundreds of other