Tuesday, October 19, 2010
A stylist for Real Simple magazine had me working with the very hands-on photographer Melvin Sokolsky who has been working in the industry since the 60's and has a signature installation based photographic style. He is best known for a series of photographs from a Harper's 1963 "Bubble" shoot, where he had a model floating over the river Seine in Paris. For this shoot he worked with an amazing set designer, creating a structure reminiscent of late 1980's architecture. I created an aged teal wall treatment which resembled mossy concrete. This juxtaposed against the classic 50's fashions gave the styling a modern feel.
The photographer wanted a wall treatment reminiscent of the aged crumbling plaster of a 17th century Croft house. He was inspired by Chardin's still life paintings and asked for a similar look. At the end of the shoot, the photographer and prop stylist took some black & white art shots just for fun.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Douglas Little's special "Soap Opera" windows for the 100 year anniversary of J.S. Douglas Stores in Germany
Douglas Little flew me to Hamburg to work on his very elaborate and detailed windows celebrating the 100 year existence of the J. S. Douglas stores in Europe. As the painting specialist I worked on everything from backdrops to props. The work was intense and there was a camera crew filming the entire process. You can see clips of me at 3:02, 3:40, 6:20, 6:45 and at 9:09. (At 3:79 you can watch a funny segment regarding a dilemma I helped us get out of involving a 374 piece laser cut tree.) Over all the resulting windows were exquisite and Douglas's genius shone through!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The 5th Avenue windows were inspired by the work of John Rombola. I interpreted his two dimensional drawings and made whimsical three dimensional sculptures. It was a challenge taking something flat and reinventing it as a sculpture but the results were seamless when layered in with his actual pieces. The windows were a hit and were up for twice as long as expected. I also created the landscape wall mural in the top right image.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
This abstract expressionist style triptych painting was commissioned by the CEO of Warburg Pincus. After discussing his interests and aesthetics I custom created a piece based on the painting style he desired, his personal color choices and the colors found in his office space.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
5th Avenue (Alice in Wonderland Themed)
For this window I designed and painted faces onto blank Schlappi mannequins. The result is a modern reinterpretation of the classic playing card imagery used to portray the Queen, Jack, King and Joker.
In addition to the red sky backdrop, I also worked on the fiberglass Ostrich forms. I painted them to create a realistic red-skin look.