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High Rise Phoenix

May 30th, 2013

by Jared Gruenwald Shooting portraits of famous musicians is always easy, breezy beautiful. Well, maybe not. But if you’re Philadelphia-based photographer Chris Sembrot, and you’re shooting in a swanky hotel in downtown Manhattan, that just may be the case. Chris was commissioned by British magazine The Guardian (who found him on Wonderful Machine) to capture images of Phoenix—No, not the mythological bird that rises from …

New York Diary: Marie Claire, More Magazine, Fitness Magazine, NBC

November 26th, 2012

by Maria Luci Looking back, we probably should have expected that driving in New York shortly after a hurricane would be problematic, but on November 15, Paul and I drove in for portfolio reviews blissfully unaware of the traffic horrors awaiting us. Things were going smoothly until we started seeing signs directing us past the Lincoln Tunnel, then the bridges. Eventually, we had to enter …

Expats: A French Photographer in New York City

November 6th, 2012

Seven years ago, photographer Axel Dupeux traded The City of Light for the City That Never Sleeps. Continuing with our expatriate series, I interviewed Axel about his life as a portrait photographer in New York. Enjoy! – Maria Luci Where are you from originally? Paris, France. Born and raised. How did you become a photographer? I started, classically messing around with a camera as a …

New York Diary (This Old House, Essence, Time Inc. Content Solutions)

July 26th, 2012

by Maria Luci Portfolio events are one of the best parts of my job, so it was with a smile that I set out for New York City last Thursday with Kayleen Kauffman. Arriving in Manhattan early, we had plenty of time to figure out how to turn left in a city filled with “no turns” signs. Once we finally found our way—breaking a few …