I teamed up with the fabulous Bettie Pardee of Private Newport again; this time to write a story for Town & Country. Even better, the story was about me. My favorite subject. Kidding. Kind of.... Anyway, much like with @A.Social.Life, my family and I put ourselves center stage to show off our lives, celebrate our history and talk about how we like to entertain. Click here to read the full story.
My mother and I had a photo show in Palm Beach. Did I mention she's a bad ass photographer in her own right? Victoria Mele, go check here out. She does large scale prints of flowers close up. Anyway, we had a show at EMKO in Palm Beach. Remember them? I did a fashion shoot there awhile back. Man, I keep going of on these side tangents.... One more time from the beginning. My mom and I had a photography show and it went awesome. Lots of people showed up, we sold a ton of work and both the Palm Beach Daily News and The Palm Beach Post wrote stories on it! Cool, right?
So honored to be asked by Salve Regina University to exhibit my Newport portrait series along with the talented (and philanthropic) Elizabeth Kahane! It was a great event, a great turnout and a very fun experience overall. Best of all, the Newport Art Museum took one of my pieces to put in their permanent collection. How cool!
Bettie Pardee is the author of Private Newport and Living Newport, a garden furniture designer, national lecturer, and entertaining expert. She's also a pretty cool lady and a good friend so I was so pleased when she asked me to write a blog post for her about my photos and how they relate to my love for Newport. I won't repost the whole thing here, just go check it out on her site:
Very rarely, you get the opportunity to meet some of life's absolute characters. Those people who blaze their own trail, beat to their own drum, and often times change the way others view the world around them. I had the amazing pleasure to spend some time with one such woman a little while ago: gallerist, curator, dealer and art pioneer Bernice Steinbaum. Over 30 years ago, Bernice broke the mold in Manhattan, opening a gallery in Soho that focused on 50% female artists and 40% artists of color. Since then she has moved to Miami, but still champions the cause of diversity in art. I took these pictures in combination with great documentary short (not by me, but the lovely Kristina Sorge) available on iTunes:
Also, check out this article on the movie, featuring my photos, on Art Report:
I did a photo shoot with famed Opera star Diana Damrau for the the clothing store Escada and Town & Country online. It was a lot fun and I thought I'd share. Check out the full story here:
We're back with another fashion spread for M&V magazine. I'm a few months behind in posting this, but I figured better late than never. This time we were at the private airfield in Boca Raton where the awesome Vida Jets let us shoot on some of their planes. Check out the full story here:
Model: Martina Slavcheva HMU: Chell Love Stylist: Zlata Kotmina
In December, I did a shoot for UK based clothing company Body Frock. They came to Palm Beach and we focused on the company's new line of wedding and bridesmaid dresses. They wanted a real natural, somewhat moody feel to the photos and I tried to give the whole shoot a bit of a 35mm film look (even though I shot on digital). Check out more of the shots here: Body Frock Website
I'm back for another fashion spread in Palm Beach with Muses & Visionaries magazine. This time the shoot was loosely inspired by Slim Aarons, one of my all time favorite photographers. Go check out his book, Poolside. So we tried to go for a 70's era Palm Beach look in the clothes and aesthetic and I tried my best to blend Slim's use of wide shots and overheads with the need to show off the clothes and style. It is a fashion shoot after all. These are the results. Find the magazine near you: http://magazinemv.com/about/where-to-purchase
See the whole story here: https://issuu.com/mvmagazine/docs/m_v_issue_13/82?e=0
Model: Mikaela Schipani HMU: Chell Love Fashion/Art Director: Molly Greene
This past Sunday, July 19th The New York Times had a one page article in its Sunday style mag - T Magazine - about me. All about me! Ok, that's a lie. But it did prominently feature my photo series on kitchens in Newport, RI. The general gist of the photos (and I presume the article - I only looked at my pictures) is that the grand houses in Newport still contain kitchens that haven't been renovated for modern use. They are functional. They are used to cook food for house guests, not to show off. Its interesting. Trust me. Go check it out at: T Summer Entertainment Issueissuu.com or just look below (I make this too easy for you)
Below are the images on their own. They are just four from a much larger series that I did with the wonderful interior designer Ruthie Sommers (Check her out - she's awesome). Hopefully we will find somewhere to print the whole thing. I'll keep you posted.
Check out this month's issue of Muses and Visionaries Magazine for my retro inspired, art-deco fashion spread. I've been wanting to do more fashion and this was the perfect opportunity. And if you're in West Palm Beach, FL, go check out EmKo. Its a pretty cool place. Find the magazine near you: http://magazinemv.com/about/where-to-purchase or read online here: http://issuu.com/mvmagazine
Model: Christy Giles Hair and Make-up: John Barrett Salon Stylist: Courtney Dudek
Check out Glamourpuss' Fall and Winter collections for 2014, shot by moi (that means me), up now on their website, www.glamourpussnyc.com. I love their stuff and, as always, its a pleasure to work with them.
In August, I teamed with the Boys and Girls Club of Newport, RI to do a series of large scale portraits of some of their kids. The images were printed 30"x40" and put on display during their 35th annual charity gala and auction at Rosecliff Mansion. It was a pleasure to help out with such a great cause and I was thrilled with the results.
My cover story for Quest Magazine, on stands now. Newport has long been a focus of my photography and I'm glad to finally have some of my favorite shots published. In many ways, the town is the last surviving bastion of old money style and manners. Check it out online here:
Check out my photos (with words by Sam Bolton) in this month's (December 2013) Manhattan Magazine. The piece focuses on some of the new guard in NYC's art world. If you're too lazy to go to your local newsstand, I suppose you may check out the online version (or just look at the jpegs I'm posting here…man i'm making this too easy). Fun fact for the reader, this story was originally shot for Barton G.'s Vault Magazine out of Miami, before the illustrious publication folded after just one issue. Their loss is Manhattan Magazine's gain I suppose….
To all of my Dutch fans out there (don't all chime in at once now), check out this issue of Quote Magazine (by the lovely Hearst Corporation of The Netherlands) for my pictures of Pieter Taselaar and family. I have no idea what the article says, but I'm sure it's lovely...
For the second year in a row, Sam Bolton and I have done a story for David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary showcasing some of Newport, Rhode Island's local elite (I hate that word). Check it out: http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/node/1909997