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Alanis Morissette photographed by Jana Cruder for People Magazine
Portraits of Lizzy Caplan for THE WRAP ~ I was on the Sony Lot in LA, waiting for Lizzy to arrive. Going through my shot options in my head.
I was blown away when she walked out in this stunning Orange Blazer! Photographer's dream! I moved quickly, her beauty was effortless. What a talent!
I'm very pleased with what we created together, and looking forward to working with her again soon.
Portraits of the super fun and talented cast of DOPE the movie featuring Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori and Kiersey Clemons for the Essence Magazine June Issue. Shot on location in Venice Beach.
Inara George of the BIRD and the Bees for BILLBOARD Magazine photographed in her home.
It was an honor to meet and photograph these lovely ladies, two mega talents for BIG EYES the movie. Amy was wonderful to work with and graceful and stunning, Margaret Keane took one look at me and said " Wow you have big eyes " and coming from her that's a huge compliment.
It was a warm day in LA, I had an hour to set up and moments to create. I did what I usually do, arrived early, game plan in mind, gear charged and ready to go. I checked into the hotel, set up my scenes, tested the lights and walked myself through what my 5 minutes with Robert would be. Robert walked in, said hello and shook everyone's hand, I introduced myself as his photographer and he looked at me and said " I like your pants ", happy I chose the yellow ones that day. I had set up in a small room in the suite and after Robert and I entered my client shut the door. That was a blessing. I was happy it was him and I, being one on one with those in front of my lens helps me connect in and have a real chance to talk, try to know each other in a short amount of time where we both feel vulnerable, who is he and who am I? We talked and we worked through the set up's I had, My brother was in town visiting so I looped him in to help hold a reflector and Robert and him started a conversation about the tattoo my brother had, a-ha a Star Wars fan, of course who isn't. A moment later, a voice yells through the door " 1 minute " Robert and I look at each-other like wow - really?! We're just getting going.
I still had more ideas and images to make. I asked if he wouldn't mind stepping outside, for something a little different and he agreed. I pulled out one of my magic makers and it immediately caught Roberts attention, he was very intrigued, I gave it to him and he played with it and loved the idea of an image with it...that moment created an opportunity to create this image, by bringing him into the process of the image creation I felt I earned a touch more of his trust. Together we made #MAGIC he was so nice and I hope to have more opportunities to create and collaborate with him. After all that is what its all about.
Portraits of the amazingly talented director Richard Linklater photographed for " Boyhood" It was so inspirational to meet and talk shop with Richard, he made me rethink the long term project and truly re-consider my roots in film.
It was a pure thrill to meet and photograph MASHA and NADIA of PUSSY RIOT - Russia's Punk Activist and Artist group. What these ladies are fighting for truly makes me believe that we can change the world! It was a quick shoot but powerful and compelling. Images appeared on RYOT.org I'm looking forward to seeing them at the RISE UP festival in Washington DC, in December accompanying the motion piece.
RYOT x Pussy Riot Video HERE
Zooey Deschanel & Anna Faris for THE WRAP
It was a honor to meet and photograph the talented director Steve McQueen and actors Lupita Nyong'o & Chiwetel Ejiofor from the award-winning film 12 Years a Slave. I set out to create classic, beautiful portraiture of each artist & the group image captures the beautiful closeness they have. Photographed for TIME & THE WRAP.
Multi exposure in camera captures created to explore the multi dimensionality of each individuals inner dialogue. I was drawn to the concept of showing multiple personalities in a frame for each individual. I was able to collaborate with an amazing hair stylist to create these beautiful textures in the hair and truly keep the skin beautiful and clean working with each individual to bring out their essence and inner voice in these images. Shot on location in Vancouver, BC.
David Duchovny by Jana Cruder
Kelly Rowland Photographed for FASHIZBLACK Magazine Paris, FR.
It was an honor to meet and photograph Cathy for Harpers, we met at the Beverly Hills Hotel an iconic fit for this Hollywood producer.
Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke
Actress Gillian Jacobs shot on location in Santa Monica, CA
Zac Efron by Jana Cruder
Musican / Writer Steven Asbury