I had a test shoot earlier tonight with a guy named Lorenzo Jimenez. He had contacted me by email after seeing my photographs somewhere. This was one of the test shots… Needless to say, Lorenzo and I will be doing a shoot in the near future. Hopefully this Sunday.
Christian, originally uploaded by michaelnyc. I think the image speaks for itself!
Alaink … from our September 3rd shoot I worked with some amazing models this holiday weekend. I don’t quite believe it myself, but I think I shot over 4,500 photos this weekend. On Monday, I shot for nearly nine hours straight. And I loved every minute of it. Now I just have a hell of [...]
I know that lighting is everything. Bad lighting makes you look bad and good lighting makes you look good. And then there are a few times that lighting is just… well… everything… This image was the result of an accident. As I was shooting Angel and he was looking all sexy, one of my studio [...]
Just got finished Photoshopping Joel’s photos from the photoshoot. He’s got such a great look on camera. This was his first shoot. With a little experience, he’s going to go far… joel alvarez originally uploaded July ’07 by michaelnyc
I worked with another awesome model on Monday by the name of Angel. He’s originally from NYC and now a Buffalo University student that’s in the city this summer working at Armani Exchange to make some cash for school. We had such a great time shooting. We really clicked and talked about all kinds of [...]
I had an amazing shoot today with Jason. He’s a dancer with the Balance Dance Theater company. I’ve never seen a person move the way Jason was able to move his body today during the shoot. It defines the word artistry to watch him move. I only hope my photographs can capture a small part [...]
I had a photo shoot with Joel (above) on Saturday. During the shoot he was using his cell phone as a prop for some of the shots. I made a comment that he looked good enough to be in a Verizon ad, soooo, I put him in a Verizon ad. Photoshop is fun! And to [...]
Apartment 2F has now become STUDIO 2F I’ve now transformed Apartment 2F into STUDIO 2F. Hmmmm… might be a name for a website, or a blog or a new company! The living room now is a studio complete with a portrait background (yes that same cheesy portrait background that they used for all your school [...]
Shot yesterday with Darnell. He’s been modeling for about 5 years now and was so easy to work with. We took 649 pictures during the 4+ hours of shooting. It was fun. There was a lot of back and forth idea sharing and we came up with some good photos.
I did two photo shoots on July 4th. It was a long day, but I had a lot of fun. Both models were really laid back and easy to work with. I shot Christopher (top photo) in the morning. We’ve done one shoot together before, so we’re used to each other styles. In the afternoon, [...]
dwyll, originally uploaded by michaelnyc. Had a fun shoot today with Dwyll. He’s a “cash model” at the Fifth Avenue Abercrombie & Fitch store in Manhattan. A&F calls them “cash models” but most other stores call them cashiers! We got some good stuff. I was please with the shoot. Here are a few more of [...]
daniel, originally uploaded by michaelnyc. I walked over to Riverside Park today with my friend Daniel. This was the first shot of about 300 shots we took this afternoon, and I think I like it best of all of them. I should have just stopped after this one! Beautiful, sunny day in NYC. The [...]
kero, originally uploaded by michaelnyc. Ran across a great location to shoot last week with the model I was shooting with at the time, Kero. It’s an access way to the Amtrak train tracks that run under Riverside Park. It’s just a big metal grate door (with a lock on it) but the entryway made [...]
My friend Omar stopped by last night. It was good to see him. I hadn’t seen him for several months. And of course we had to take some pictures! Omar is funny… as soon as the camera points at him, he starts posing. I’m not sure if he even knows he’s doing it, but he [...]
Back in January 2007, I purchased a new digital camera… a Nikon D80. For me, it’s a trip back to my roots. In high school and college, I was the photographer. I took pictures of everything. Then along came television journalism and I put down my film still camera for a television camera. Now 25 [...]