Chris Hernandez and Valerie Gatto for MMG

Behind the scenes shot of one of my favorite setups. Sunset on a Manhattan rooftop can't be beat.
Behind the scenes shot of one of my favorite setups. Sunset on a Manhattan rooftop can’t be beat.

Model Management Group (MMG) is an internationally-acclaimed modeling agency with offices including Europe, Canada and the United States. Our models for this shoot were Chris Hernandez (America’s Next Top Model) and Valerie Gatto (Miss Pennsylvania 2014). They were both pleasant to work with and that’s half the magic of a successful photo shoot.

The apartment we shot in was a perfect setting for the first date. Additionally we shot on the roof of the building which had just the right light for a few minutes before sundown. All photos were taken using a Mamiya 645 Pro and Kodak Porta 400 and TMAX400 film. Thanks to Lew Monty for trekking into New York City for this shoot and taking behind the scenes shots and all his usual duties.

Before you dig into the photos, check out this quick video we did together on the roof. It’s a shame sunset only lasts for a few minutes, but I guess that’s what makes it special right?

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Chris Hernandez and Valerie for Model Management Group

Chris Hernandez and Valerie for Model Management Group

Chris Hernandez and Valerie for Model Management Group

Chris Hernandez and Valerie for Model Management Group

Chris Hernandez and Valerie for Model Management Group
Chris Hernandez and Valerie for Model Management Group

Chris Hernandez and Valerie for Model Management Group

Chris Hernandez and Valerie for Model Management Group

Chris Hernandez and Valerie for Model Management Group

Chris Hernandez and Valerie for Model Management Group

Valerie Gatto for Model Management Group

Valerie Gatto for Model Management Group

Chris Hernandez and Valerie for Model Management Group

Kelly Larsen Modeling for Trendi

One of my current projects is creating a web site for Trendi. The opportunity presented itself to combine my photography work within the web site. Special thanks to Kelly Larsen for modeling and Lew Monty for assisting. Color work shot on a Canon 7D. Black and white work shot on a Mamiya 645 PRO.

Kelly Larsen models for Trendi fashion jewelry and accessories