Category Models

Emily Gets Some Sand

Emily and I visit my secret location for another sexy secluded beach shoot. No light modifiers, just the camera and I, and some sand between Lily and the lens. We eventually do get kicked out by the park ranger, but at least we got all the photos we wanted!

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French Kiss

This was one of the most expensive lingerie pieces I have ever purchased, imported from France. You can see in detail two lovers embraced and kissing each other. Who better to adorn this piece than Joli Robinson?

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Come Aboard with Yayoi

Yayoi and I took a nice drive up to Stamford, CT to spend a day on a cute little sailboat. Unfortunately the owner wasn’t able to set sail that day so we made the best of what we had docked. The weather was perfect outside for swimsuit shoots, and hot enough inside to strip down to heels and a necklace. It was my fun little studio for the day. I can’t wait to shoot on a larger boat next time!

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Crossroads

Reminiscing the sublime moments of flaunting what I have, exposing what I love, and capturing a new crossroad in our journey thousands of miles from home.

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Sabrina in Curaçao

Sabrina and I have been traveling around the world separately for a while, always tailing behind each other until this trip where for once we could go to the same destination on the same plane, at the same time. She loves fashion, and I love taking pictures, so it was easy for her to pick the outfits while I picked the locations and snapped away. There’s nothing like renting your own car and exploring a new country, finding secluded spots and making the world your studio.

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Fort Tryon with Sabrina

Sabrina and I walked around Fort Tryon park in Manhattan on a sunny day enjoying her cute summer dresses. As the photographer, we have just as much say in the wardrobe as the model. A photographer who has a vision must also know what kind of outfits he or she wants in the narrative. So many times the photographer might say “whatever you want,” when the model also replies, “I don’t know, what do you want?” Somebody needs to make a decision! When it comes to the outfits, the model needs to feel good in them, she needs to feel pretty or sexy. The photographer needs to create the story, the setting, observe the lighting, and tell the model the outfit is appropriate. My taste has always been soft, loose, flowy light summery fabrics that barely sits on the skin. It makes the model feel free and comfortable. I love the idea of cute clothes that can easily be on the verge of sexy. The inadvertent slip of the strap, revealing collar bone and cleavage or dangerously low back is such an incredible tease you just want to take the model inside so it can just be slipped off completely. So remember photographers, you have just as much of a responsibility and say to the wardrobe if you are organizing the photo shoot.

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Unbelievable Elle

Although one photo of Elle is enough to make you believe how gorgeous she is, seeing a consecutive series of her perfection only makes it unbelievable. Our session moves from the balcony and into the bedroom where she is free to roll around and stretch her presence over the bed.

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Elle in Lace

Elle looks amazing under a soft summer shadow, with a soft lacy lingerie barely caressing her body. Her warm glowing hair looks soft to the touch yet it brings out the intensity of her soul through her eyes. She is a woman you want to get to know, inside and out.

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Elle

Elle stuns us with her natural beauty, big eyes, voluptuous lips, fiery hair, and drop dead gorgeous body. In person she is such a cute, happy, playful gal, and the moment I put the camera in front of her, she transforms into a deep sultry vixen. Elle really knows how to move, I don’t have to talk much to get perfect results with her. We have great chemistry. You might just see a peek of her true personality in the video below.

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Kyla Throwback

I’ve had the extreme pleasure of photographing Kyla over the past four years, watching her transform from an innocent face to a seductive siren. The photo shoots have alternated between Miami and New York, from a hotel room to the beach, from my studio to a Brooklyn loft. No matter how she looks or where she is, her true playful and down to earth personality always shine behind the camera, and I love just hanging out with her. She will only blossom into a more confident and sexy woman with the coming years.

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Mija in the Sun

Mija takes on a softer and more sensual look under natural light and messier hair. There’s something about platinum blonde hair glowing in the warm sunlight that makes a woman look heavenly. There is no better way to have a dream model pose for you than naked rolling around in bed.

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Mija Studio

Mija is a gorgeous model from Czech Republic who travels around the world and found her way to my studio in Jersey. While most of my models may seem tall, Mija is really one of the tallest at the same height as me without heels on. If you ever wonder what a perfect ten Sports Illustrated or Victoria’s Secret model could look like under their clothes, guess no more. Catch the behind the scenes video below.

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Summer White with Aria

This is my favorite set of Aria, all in white. This is also her most playful look, who wouldn’t want to wake up next to this? We transition from a white wall and white t-shirt to nothing but a sheet over our heads for some heated fun. It’s harder than it looks, it can get quite suffocating having a session under bed sheets, but who’s complaining when it’s Aria? Enjoy the last video ever produced of this goddess from way back in 2007.

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Pro or Amateur?

I get asked often whether or not my models are professionals or if I like to work with amateurs versus experienced models. There are obvious advantages and disadvantages to both, but if I would have to pick one, I am usually more excited to work with someone with little to no experience in modeling given that she has visible potential. Before I list my reasons why I would choose either one, it would be best to explain my type of work. I prefer my style of photography to be intimate and feel more personal, almost a boyfriend perspective rather than a studio session. I want the audience to feel as if they are actually there playing with a real woman. I want the chemistry and interaction to be palpable. I don’t want the model to feel distant as if she were above and beyond the reach of the audience. Simply put, I want the girl-next-door feel.

When working with an experienced model, it depends what field of modeling she fits into. My least favorite type are fashion models, they have memorized ten fashion poses that are usually unnatural, sometimes uncomfortable looking, or simply just trying too hard to look different. A fashion model’s job is to make clothing look good, not their own body. Granted, if a model has the ideal height, face, and body structure, she can make any pose look good, however it still won’t convey a sense of intimacy in the photos that I am looking for. No matter how hard I try to direct an experienced fashion model to be more natural and playful, the poses are so ingrained into their muscle memory that they fall back into them and I just shake my head! On the other hand, if the experienced model usually does glamour or any other sexy genres, then I’ll shut my mouth and let her take control of the session and I become a trigger-happy-puppy. She will know how to flirt with the camera, how to tease with her outfit, and enjoy being suggestive with her poses. An experienced model in the same genre as the photographer’s interest make the session go by incredibly fast and efficient with guaranteed results.

When working with beginners, it’s always a gamble whether or not this model will truly have potential in front of the camera. The true test is when the shutter starts clicking and the model is required to start moving fluidly and interacting with the photographer. All beginners need some warm up time, some women require only thirty minutes while some might need additional future sessions. My evaluation for every model on her potential varies greatly on what I think of their looks, attitude, and personality. I might give some women more chances than others. It does seem like a lot of investment is required in terms of time and energy to work with a new model, time spent coaching and directing her. Notice I used the term investment. Being a model’s first photographer leaves a huge impression on her and usually gives me priority for future work if I make her feel beautiful, sexy, and comfortable. This is true throughout the photography world. I’ve ran into models that will not shoot intimate portraits with anyone else other than their “personal photographer”, just as I have models that are exclusively mine. An experienced model might work with me only if I can trade her final edits or if payment is involved. A beginner who is looking to build her portfolio will be my muse for the time being and I can pursue my creative path without the pressure of delivering a final product. We are all possessive in some ways. To summarize, the best things about a new model is the exclusivity of their time and image, and being able to mold them to how I work as a photographer.

I believe both experienced models and inexperienced models both have something to put on the table, and both are a gamble sometimes, so I don’t restrict myself to one group. I really just want to find the next model that I can share amazing chemistry with and really blow the audience away with spectacularly intimate photos that other photographers haven’t captured of them. I’ve had plenty of bad experiences, but each one is a learning process to better filter out future potentials, and the amount of amazing women I’ve created incredible work with far surpasses the forgettable ones.

Cassie is a true testimony to my philosophy. Treat the women you work with respectfully and generously, and you will build a special relationship that will be rewarding in your career and personal life. I was Cassie’s first photographer many years ago, and even though she doesn’t look a day older or an ounce less stunning, she was a timid and shy model during the first session. She eventually jumped into the glamour modeling world and has built a great amount of experience with many photographers while sharing an occasional shoot with me during that time. Since then, she has been concentrating more on her career and less focused on modeling. I am the one she’ll call up whenever she’s in the mood, and I can proudly say I will always be her photographer and she will always enjoy the freedom of being in a state of undress and feeling beautiful in front of my lens. Every second I’ve invested in her from the first day to the end of the last session hasn’t made her more of a professional or less of an amateur, it has made us into the ideal artist and muse pair.

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Aria in Black

Aria is looking stunning in her black lace lingerie on this royal maroon and gold bed, thanks to Bed Bath and Beyond’s Super Set package! You can get comforter, sheets, pillow covers, and extra fake pillows that all women love in one convenient package to transform your photo set. Aria came to shoot at my old studio a second time after the first session, and it only got hotter. I can’t say enough how perfect her body is and how her hair is unbelievable. When she lets out a cute playful smile, it just makes you melt. Don’t miss the bonus video below!

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Angela in the Garden

You might recognize this garden of wild weeds, hanging branches, bamboo trees, and angels prancing in the field. Angela is at home here dancing around in the sun in cute little summer dresses and a few intimate pieces, feeling one with nature. You can thank her for coming down from heaven to visit for a few moments.

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Follow the Sun

In the morning you arrive, the glowing fire merges from you and I am warmed by you. You spend the few hours nourishing the forest with your light, planting your life deep in the roots. When you dissolve into the earth, darkness follows until the next morning when I wait for you to return.

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Jade Vixen

Jade Vixen is well known in the corset, fetish, and latex world. I’ve seen her work for many years and always though she was gorgeous with or without any of the crazy outfits. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to finally work with her after many years of admiring. She brought her own designer lingerie and gave me an up close and personal look into her world. The flawless makeup was done by Jennifer Kang at Brush’d Beauty.

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