Bathers, Queens, New York. From a personal project about the new New York.
"Desert Landscape in Moonlight. Illuminated by a single light source: a full moon." Personal work.
Light drawings. Part of a personal series about energy, light and space. Shot in the desert, an open space much like a studio canvas.
Air, part of a series on temporary sculptures in collaboration with Mai La Thai. Studio shoot with bubbles at Canoe Studios New York.Mai La Thai, art director; MZLT Productions, agency.
Chevrolet Camaro on starry night, part of my personal Moonlit series.
Arnie Presiado, senior art director; Robert Prins, creative director; Chrissy Borgatta Liuzzi, senior art producer; Innocean Worldwide, agency; Hyundai, client.
Outdoor film screening on July 4th, New York City. Whitney Johnson, director of photography; Jessie Wender, picture editor; The New Yorker, client.
International print campaign for Honda, to show that the new Honda appeals to both head and heart. Mark D'Abreo, agency producer; Ben Everitt, art director; Al Merry, writer; Chris Welsby, designer; Wieden+Kennedy London, ad agency; Honda, client.
Duration: Shooting full-time for three-and-a-half years.Staff: Teamwork is important to me. I work with an outstanding team—top assistants from the US and Europe, depending on the job. I am absolutely grateful every time I go out to shoot with my team, and
I also work closely with my agency Stockland Martel.Education: I studied photography in Germany and the United Kingdom. As a Fulbright Scholar, I studied in the United States and received my MFA. Cultural Influences:
Traveling and living in many countries, meeting people and exploring life around the world and different ways of seeing the world. I am interested in contemporary culture. All genres interest me, from film to paintings and sculptures, my goal is to understand and capture the pulse of our constantly-moving culture. Environment: Location and studios worldwide. Cities and deserts, underground and NYC rooftops—wherever the work takes me.
Philosophy: To discover something new in every image. I want to show, through my photography, what is at first invisible to the eye. I like to keep things simple and focus on what I find most important—the energy. I prefer settings that are natural and real. Taking a picture is a process of abstraction for me. I work without manipulating my subjects in order to find something universal that we can all connect with.