interior photography

139 East 63rd St

Often when I shoot a space and become aware that there is a nursery I get nervous. Toys, mats, diapers and anything you can think of are typically strewn everywhere - and not just in the baby’s room but in the living room, bathrooms, and even kitchens. It can be a nightmare to shoot in a space where there are infants. Luckily, this nursery was immaculate and meticulously styled - and it definitely shows in the photos.

NY-55A

The Catskills is a lovely place to get away. I met an interior designer in the city who had me shoot her home in the Upper East Side and she needed some photos of her Catskills house. I don’t often travel out of the city for work but she was a really talented designer, with a great eye, and the space ended up inspiring some fantastic images.

Other Half Brewing Company

I am a fan of beer, so it’s always a joy to be able to shoot in a brewery, especially one that I have visited for fun - The Other Half Brewing Company. In a not-so-busy area of Gowanus, the brewery was teeming with people when I visited it on a sunny Saturday. The space has various spaces that can be rented for events and they all need photos, some of which you’ll find below.

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Farm Rio

When I was in Brazil, my partner was really fond of the clothing at a store called Farm Rio, which didn’t seem to have an presence in the states. Flash forward a few years later and a client of mine mentioned they needed photos of a showroom in NYC - for Farm Rio! The space was full of tropical details in each and every nook, bringing that sunny Rio vibe to our metropolis.

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WeWork

I had previously been a member of the ever expanding WeWork and actually met a lot of great clients there. Although I’ve since left (but considering a return), I’ve been able to continue my relationship with the company by shooting for them. I was fortunate to shoot a few spaces recently and wanted to share some of the photos that highlight some wonderful neon designs.

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Salons

I had some experience shooting some hair and nail salons while living in London but I only skimmed the surface until I first starting working with Artist On Go ( https://www.artistongo.com/) who helps stylists find salons in which they can rent a chair. I wanted to share some of the highlights from these shoots here as I have encountered a good amount of beautifully designed interiors.

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127 Clinton

My grandmother went to Pratt and has always had a creative eye. She’s a beautiful painter and a lover of fine art and cinema, and I owe most of my creativity to her. I worked with a Pratt graduate recently (who still lived close to the campus) and she had a wonderful eye for design. Interior design is a luxury and, because of it, most of my clients cater to an older crowd who can afford such a service, so it’s always great to see a younger, modern view on the art form. I think this unit definitely has a unique vibrance that isn’t captured enough.

167 Perry St

Something funny happened with this shoot. For some reason, I thought the client was contacting us to help sell her unit. When I arrived, it was beautifully staged - suspiciously so - beyond most staged real estate I had seen. That’s because the client was a designer and she wasn’t selling anything, she just wanted to showcase her work. Luckily I had my not-so-wide lens with me and we were able to pull the shoot off without a problem. It’s interesting how most times the different between a real estate shoot and interior design shoot is about 8mm.

401 East 74th St

Some photographers think a cloudy day yields better light than a sunny. It’s true that sunny light can be a little difficult to contain but if you can harness it well, the results can be spectacular. This shoot occurred on a pretty dreary day but the light did yield some beautifully soft light that gave some of the objects a rich, buttery feel to them.

10 Madison Square West

Window views are often an element of editing I have oscillating opinions about. With real estate photography, the clients are always concerned about the views, but for interior designers it’s not such a concern - after all, the photos are taken to show off what’s inside the home. But when you have a home with gorgeous, sweeping views of the city, how can you not want to show them off? After all, isn’t it a testament of the designer’s prestige to be able to work in a space that is so high up, and probably comes with a higher price tag because of it? Hypothetical questions aside, this gorgeous home, designed by JL Powers Design, had some stunning views but we didn’t let them overtake the shots - but we were able to let them coexist with some curtain cover.

Clergerie

Here are some shots of the new Clergerie store on Madison Ave in the Upper East Side. A lot of my shoots are scheduled when things aren't 100% photo ready and this shoot was the case. I was able to Photoshop on the awning on the outside (which was missing from the store at the time) but perhaps it's lacking a bit of that NYC street grit that the rest of the facade seems to show?

L'Atelier De Joel Robuchon

As a photographer, there are some jobs that are fulfilling, some that are career-affirming, and some that are unforgettable. This job was all three of those. As a big fan of eating, and eating well, I couldn't believe my eyes when I got the e-mail about shooting the NYC opening of L'Atelier De Joel Robuchon - nor could I even comprehend when the restaurant asked me to come on for the whole week of the opening, after initially being hired by Eater for a quick one-off shoot.

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To top it off, this photo that I took above then found itself in a slew of solid publications including, Architectural Digest, Food & Wine, Men's Health and plenty more. Here are a few more of my favorite interior shots from my time at L'Atelier.

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