I started taking pictures of models and actors while working myself as a model throughout Paris, Milan, Hamburg, Zurich, Stockholm, Miami, and New York. For the past 20 years I have been based in the New York market, shooting actors and models who are represented by the top acting managers and modeling agencies in NY. My work has appeared in magazines such as Swedish Elle & Cosmo, Best Body, Radio Ink, and People. Celebrities include Hayden Panetierre, Kristen Bell, and Becki Newton, plus many Broadway kids and teens.
Having worked as a model and commercial actor with some of the best photographers and commercial directors in the world, I understand the creative process from both sides of the camera. I especially love to work with kids and young adults just starting out in the business. I have a daughter and son who have both modeled and acted for years, which gives me a special parental perspective to the process as well.
I have a BS in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, so I'm a bit of a techie with my camera gear and technique. But the Gemini in me brings out the artistic, fun-loving side of my work. Have you ever seen any those Snuggie commercials? Well I'm the main guy dancing around like a nut in all of them. So if you're nervous about getting in front of the camera, don't worry. I'll keep it fun and relaxed and you'll get some great headshots to help promote your career to the next level.
Good makeup/hair is as important as the photography. And I'm proud to say that I have one of the best celebrity makeup artists in-house...my wife, Lena. Check out her amazing work at www.lenakapteinmakeup.com.
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