Friday, February 26, 2016

Fresh Faces: Adrienne

Working with incredible, fresh talent is one of my favorite things about photography.  I get to collaborate and really get to know these one of a kind actors, dancers and singers; find out what makes them tick, capture their many sides, find their inner spark.  It truly is an honor for me, which is why I thought it would be fun to turn the tables a bit and let them share a word in edge wise!

Meet Adrienne - stepping up in Shuffle Along on Broadway!

What do you do to keep sane while working in this industry? 

Yoga! I love taking the time to do some restorative poses at home after a busy day rehearsing or performing. I also take time to meditate for about 15 minutes a day. 

Is there anything you have learned in the past year that you wish you had known earlier as a performer?

Practice self improvement. What will you have to say once you're onstage? In order to be an artist, you need to take the time to get to know and honor your honest, true self in your everyday life. Acknowledge what comes easily to you, but spend more time with the painful, uncomfortable, not fully formed parts of yourself, too. There's always more to learn about yourself, and that will show in your work. Know your story and share it. 

Favorite super food that keeps you happy + feeling great:

Baby kale salad every. single. day! I don't have time to cook as often as I'd like, but I make sure to stock up on the greens to eat with whatever I buy for dinner each night. 

Check her out in the new upcoming Broadway Show Shuffle Along! I am so proud of this incredible lady who has worked her tail off this past year bringing this show to the Broadway stage.  Watch out world, Adrienne is a beautiful spirit, ready to tackle anything that comes her way! 

Want to see more photos of Adrienne? - check out our dance shoot together

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Winter Wonder

Central Park, NY

that time we met in the park...

There is nothing quite like shooting in the snow. The conditions around you are constantly changing, like this scene for instance.  A perfect winter wonderland, every tree covered in a blanket of white, and then poof, gone within the two hours of shooting. Such fleeting beauty and a perfect challenge (as the snow melts on your subject and your camera).  Working with the balance of white bounce (as there is a lot of it), finding pops of color (the green vest), or contrasting imagery (the black umbrella) to that snowy backdrop, and lastly finding softer frames that blend the backdrop and subject beautifully.  Here are a few of my favorites from our outing in the Park...

w/ the incomparable Donna Louden

Wednesday, February 10, 2016