Outfit changes and props galore! Swathi came with an impressive array of items for her shoot, including her friend Serena who assisted with styling. I’m used to Princeton’s huge summer color palette, so it was important to bring in as much color as possible for this grey day.
Swathi obviously has a great fashion sense and each of her outfits gives us a sense of who she is. I also love working with people that can smile naturally! It is a true talent.
The east coast of the United States has produced some of the greatest magicians and illusionists. I have always been a huge fan of magic and remember watching every David Copperfield special that aired on television when I was a kid.
I met George through his equally daring assistant, and girlfriend, Cat Galioto. She plays roller derby and is a badass.
All of the fire blasts were done at Luv2Cre8 Studio in Hightstown, NJ. Crazy Mike runs things down there and is quite the character himself. This was my first time being close to pyro like this, so I made sure I was close, but not too close.
The remainder of the shots were taken at my home in New Brunswick. I hope you enjoy these photos and appreciate the magic.
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Danielle found out about my work and wanted to try her hand at modeling. This was her first time and I’d say she freaking nailed it, wouldn’t you? We shot all of these starting in the glowing bamboo forest and by the end we had created some great images together.
Canon 6D w/ 70-200mm f/4.0
Canon 7D w/ Sigma 50mm f/1.4
Alien Bee ABR800 ring flash
Canon 430EX speedlites
Toward the end of February I had a job in Manhattan for CUNY and afterward walked out into a city filled with fog and smoke everywhere. It’s amazing how peaceful things look up there. One glance back to street level and it’s bicyclists, hot dog vendors and people shuffling across intersections.