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TRIUMPH. Greg Lauren, NYC Fall 2014. 
3 consecutive days of casting Spring-Summer ‘15 concludes.

TRIUMPH. Greg Lauren, NYC Fall 2014.

3 consecutive days of casting Spring-Summer ‘15 concludes.

HEADTURNING. @ the Plaza.

Fendi.

HEADTURNING. @ the Plaza.

Some people deserve a good follow up.

HEADTURNING. @ the Plaza.

Sights that stole my vision on my way out of BCBG Max Azria’s show.

SEAN SHEER. VisionAIRE.

This photograph of the Douglas Elliman Balzano Team real estate agent is my favorite. At least one of my favorite of all time. Sean didn’t choose it. He chose a lot of others, more than I imagined, so my ego & integrity is very much in tact. Still, this beauty got the nix. Their all like my kids.  I love it, even with  a/c’s hanging out the windows, he’s still my little visionary.

SEAN SHEER. VisionAIRE.

This photograph of the Douglas Elliman Balzano Team real estate agent is my favorite. At least one of my favorite of all time. Sean didn’t choose it. He chose a lot of others, more than I imagined, so my ego & integrity is very much in tact. Still, this beauty got the nix. Their all like my kids.  I love it, even with  a/c’s hanging out the windows, he’s still my little visionary.

SECRET. Casey Breves.

Casey Breves, singer, songwriter, had an upcoming Feinstein’s debut, and shortly down the road, label negotiations for his future release, Secret. He needed images for both, so, we had a problem. It’s not Cabaret AND Pop music! It’s Cabaret VERSUS Pop Music. N'er the twain shall meet. We’ll solve this dilemma.

In acting, we call it splattering. Run with every idea you can. Find the strongest. We posed his All-American v. Native NYer, bromance v. romance, smirk v. quirk. Giving his videos a good once-over before he arrived, I found his strong suit to be his smashing profile & incredible curly hair. That’d set us up for an updated riff on the “great composers” — profiles with wild hair. After all, Beethoven was considered sexy in his day.  

Two weeks later, I get  the best “thank you” eM from Casey Breves’ father, musical director Skip Brevis (diff sp, long story). It has two songs attached, including the final mix of Secret. "For your ears only. A thank you".

I wasn’t supposed to forward it. (I’m hoping publicly coming clean will exculpate myself of mal intent in the event of a true leak). I leaked it to my assistant. He was at the shoot, heard the demo & did do great work, after all. Keep in mind, Pio is in his very early 20’s & has that generation’s flat delivery & poker face mastery. 

That song’s so hot.” sez Pio. In the world’s greatest monotone.

That is a stellar, ringing, rave review. 

Photography, Styling & Makeup : Basil Rodericks

Assistant : Pio Tsai

BUSINESS CLASS. “Health Fare”.

Like most shoots, this one posed an exciting challenge of contrasts : capture images suitable & austere enough to match Ericka’s occasion as a health care executive in the cancer field, but foremost, capture her magnificent joie-de-vivre.

A Managing Partner at Global Cancer Control, her organization works with governments to put strategies, facilities & staff into effect in countries with inadequate or under-developed health care systems.  Given that, we’ll surely define her intelligence, inquisitive nature, and sense of propriety, but how about the gusto & the “ooh la-la”!

I asked if she had secret “Dream Project”? Everyone has one. From actor to executive, that’s a good place to live in during your headshot session."Oh, my I do have one, you know! Yes!".

"Editor. My magazine would feature amazing traditional African food, natural/herbal medicines & spiritual health practices within African culture, all as a foundation for better health on the continent. Thats it! "

A dream can make you light up!

Ericka Mosheshe is an English born, Lagos & London raised award-winning executive in her intersecting fields of international relations & public health. She has worked with numerous national & international non-profit organizations including the National U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce, US Geological Institute, Kensington & Chelsea Chamber of Commerce in London, and  American Cancer Society in New York City. 

See other Business Classes —

Sean Sheer  (Private Investigation)

Paulette Racine (Cleaning Services)

Liesl Gibson (Designer)

SWEECHIE. Assistant on Point.
I had a busy assistant, a busy makeup artist & noone to stand-in. I was however, dog-sittering my beloved Sweechie (Sweet Cherry Girl) for my  best friend for the week. She was an able assistant with no yapping.  Gotta love her!

SWEECHIE. Assistant on Point.

I had a busy assistant, a busy makeup artist & noone to stand-in. I was however, dog-sittering my beloved Sweechie (Sweet Cherry Girl) for my  best friend for the week. She was an able assistant with no yapping.  Gotta love her!

BodhiBook-worthy.

 Never work with kids or animals!

I know. But it was soooooo much fuuuuuun. I had a shoot with a businessman, real estate executive, who is very attached to his dog and wanted him in some parts of the shoot. Now, I separate the shoot into “Proofs” and “Outtakes”. Proofs are like the big bay window — beautiful panes, curtains just so, peak in the living room or budoir and the furniture oh so tasteful & sexy. Outtakes are like a peak into the attic. You can tell exactly what is going on.
This is a final image from the “proofs” of Mr. B. However, I should make a book of the real estate exec’s “outtakes” interspersed with the final product. Pandemonium. Mayhem. Bodhi.
Soooooo much fuuuuuun!

BodhiBook-worthy.

 Never work with kids or animals!

I know. But it was soooooo much fuuuuuun. I had a shoot with a businessman, real estate executive, who is very attached to his dog and wanted him in some parts of the shoot. Now, I separate the shoot into “Proofs” and “Outtakes”. Proofs are like the big bay window — beautiful panes, curtains just so, peak in the living room or budoir and the furniture oh so tasteful & sexy. Outtakes are like a peak into the attic. You can tell exactly what is going on.

This is a final image from the “proofs” of Mr. B. However, I should make a book of the real estate exec’s “outtakes” interspersed with the final product. Pandemonium. Mayhem. Bodhi.

Soooooo much fuuuuuun!

Casey Breves, singer & composer.
If I had a profile like this, all my press conferences would be done to the side. I’d talk to my mother, father, sister and my brother — to the side. Monologues and cans of whip-ass? All from the side. Forever, I’d buy my metro card and make love from this side only. Yup. I would.
Makeup, Styling & Fotog : Basil Rodericks
Assist : Pio 

Casey Breves, singer & composer.

If I had a profile like this, all my press conferences would be done to the side. I’d talk to my mother, father, sister and my brother — to the side. Monologues and cans of whip-ass? All from the side. Forever, I’d buy my metro card and make love from this side only. Yup. I would.

Makeup, Styling & Fotog : Basil Rodericks

Assist : Pio