Sunday, January 24, 2010 shoots

"We started our company with the goal of bringing our customers the best hair care products on the market – to give you a luxurious hair care experience.

We firmly believe in every product we sell at Lock & Mane. We believe in them, because we use them ourselves. Every shampoo, conditioner, hair gel, blow dryer, hair clip and curler in our inventory has been thoroughly tested and evaluated by our team to ensure that we only offer the best. "

Great company and awesome people to work for, I've done a few shoots for now and I look forward to many more in the future. Lauren Palmer did makeup and hair on the model shots, as well as styling and design layout on the product shots.

Models: Kate Boyer, Alyson Allegra and Rachel Jo Chartiy Event

Founded by celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart, Help-Portrait is a community of photographers, coming together across the world, to use their photography skills to give back to their local community

On or around, December 12th, photographers around the world will be grabbing their cameras, finding people in need, and taking their picture. When the prints are ready, the photographs get delivered.

Yep. It really is that easy. And by the way, we don't want to see your photos.

This is about GIVING the pictures, not taking them. These portraits are not for your portfolio, website, or for sale. Money isn't involved here. This holiday season, you have the chance to give a family something they may have never had before- a portrait together.Our mission?

Our mission at Help-Portrait is simply to equip and mobilize you. We want to make sure you have all the information that you need to successful participate in Help-Portrait on 12.12.09. We want to help you find other people in your area that are wanting to be part of Help-Portrait or have already begun to plan the event. We want you to have the opportunity to give.


This was a great event and I was proud to take part in it, I recommend any photographers, makeup artists, etc get involved next year. Looking forward to next year. I am in the back row of this photo and nearly impossible to see.

Evoluer House Fashion Show

What a fun event. This was a charity event fashion show just before Xmas for Evoluer House, a great organization for young black women in need.

Nolé Marin from America's Next Top Model was there as well as Diva singer Sarah Dash, and an assortment of movers and shakers in the Philadelphia community. The event coordinator Cherly Ann Wadlington from evoluer consultants did an excellent job organizing this event.

My friends'/models Jasmine, Shealyn, Cody and Kellie Taylor were all in this show and the designers were excellent. Fun time for all.

More photos on my Fickr

Evoluer House Fashion Show

Evoluer House Fashion Show

Evoluer House Fashion Show

Alysha Nett

Alysha Nett, originally uploaded by FashionAndAdvertisingDotCom.

One of the coolest models I've ever had the pleasure of shooting, miss Alysha Nett was on my favorites list on Modelmayhem for a while. The problem is she lives in Kansas, so I suspected I'd never have a chance to work with her. Lo and behold I get an email one day telling me she's coming to town!

Had a great time working with her. She's got one of my favorite hair styles and reminds me a bit of a cross between Agyness Deyn (supermodel) and 80's teen icon Mary Stuart Masterson in the movie Some Kinda wonderful, all with great ink.

The next day we went to a nice breakfast with Jerry Bennett and she did some kick ass work with him as well.

Alysha Nett

Alysha Nett

Alysha Nett

Jeantrix Fashion Show

Late December I was invited to shoot the Jeantrix fashion show by a few of my friends that we're modeling in the show. While I can't claim this was my favorite show I've seen, the designs were innovative and very creative. Some worked, some didn't. I like the fact that people are trying and that there is room for an avant garde designer show in Philadelphia. I'd like to see more of these. The models were all great and the location was really cool to shoot in.

Jeantrix Fashion Show

Inked Girls Magazine

A few months ago I got an email from the editors of Inked magazine asking me to submit some shots for their special Inked Girls issue. As a huge fan of Inked I jumped at the chance and immediately scheduled a shoot with two of my favorite heavily tattooed models; Key and Fische.

As with any magazine submission you never really know if you'll actually get published, you just hope a lot and do the best you can. I was thrilled to find out that one of my shots made this issue. I submitted a lot more than this and decided to share some of those with you as well since I am proud of the entire set. Fische and Key both rocked this shoot and hopefully this will just be the first of many tear sheets in this wonderful magazine.

This time they just chose a shot of Key, which sucks for Fische but, I want to throw a big congrats to her for getting published in this month's Bizarre magazine instead! You go girl! This is just the start for all of us and eventually Im sure we'll get to the point where none of even remember what magazines were in till we're at Barnes N Noble. At least that's the goal.

One of the coolest things about being in this issue is that on the contributors page I have a photo and bio along side two of my friends; Steve Prue and Matt Mayes (MojoKiss), being in the same issue of them means a lot to me, so congrats to them and all the other photographers as well.

Here's some of other shots, hopefully for future issues. More on my Flickr.




Key and Fische

DebbieBrooks- TV commercial

As you may have noticed I have been slacking on my promise to update my blogs. I am going to attempt to get caught up as a ton of stuff has been happening, so much so that I haven't had time to really blog about it.

Being a commercial photographer I have a wide variety of clients and types of jobs that I shoot. A few months ago I had the pleasure of doing production stills and product shots for a Tv commercial for Debbie Brooks handbags (King of Prussia).

I was supposed to do a test shoot that day with Lorianna Swainn but instead I just brought her to the commercial and she instantly got cast and nailed it.

The Commercial was shot by Bozeken productions and appeared on Comcast Philadelphia