Monday, March 26, 2012

Miss Mongolia

Ladies and gentlemen... Miss Mongolia. This is Binderiya and we did recently this photo shoot for an upcoming beauty pageant. She is very natural in front of the camera and made my job so easy. She was also very well prepared with everything starting from make-up to every little piece of accessory needed for each outfits. I am very excited about this photos and hope it will help win her miss title.
Next week more to come.

Sunday, March 25, 2012


This is Dawit and he is from Ethiopia. He was the first one I shot yesterday. We were in a large room with two big doors that had windows on them and had a gorgeous 2 pm light coming in. I used the blinders to control the intensity of the light and added two umbrellas to augment certain parts I wanted to light plus the needed catchlights. More to come...Miss Mongolia is next!


This is Dani and she is from China. She came yesterday to my studio and we did a quick 10 minutes shoot. In the last two shots she is wearing a traditional chinese dress which I find very pretty. She's has a great, happy personality and was very easy to work with. More to come...

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Naomi, Adrian & Natalie

This is Naomi, she's very new to the world and her proud parents, my good friends Adrian and Natalie. I had a great time today visiting and taking photos of this cute family. Naomi was a darling and a real sport during the photo shoot. We even got some smiles :)

Saturday, March 17, 2012


I'm doing a series of portraits with international students these days and here is Petr. He is an exceptional cellist from Czech Republic. More to come next week: Mongolia, China, Pakistan and more...


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Violinist Portraits: Maria

This is Maria and she's a wonderful violinist. Here are some portraits we did today in my studio. She loves music and violin. You can see that clearly from the photos.
All shoot with natural light and the help from two day light balanced light bulbs bounced through umbrellas.
Since I'm also a violinist we had many things to talk about and that really helped to break the ice and get her to relax. I think it's so important to set a connection with the subject your portraying, even more so than what focal length, ISO, camera or setting you choose. Thanks for looking.