Portrait session with Sam, Alexandria, Virginia. January, 2017.

My pal Sam Cohen, a firebrand civil rights attorney practicing in New York City, recently visited and sat for a portrait in my Alexandria, Virginia studio.  The sitting was a real treat – we covered Michael Chabon, suburban living versus the excitement of living in a city, and the tale of my bar mitzvah outside of Katz’s Delicatessen.  

Portrait session with John, Alexandria, Virginia. January, 2017.

John, a photographer here in DC, recently stopped by to sit for a portrait in my Alexandria, Virginia studio.  John brought an abundance of energy and a certain thoughtfulness to the portrait sitting – he had interesting points of view and, when I expressed the difficulty that I have with overthinking the artistic process, he nodded in solidarity and grinned while describing his approach to creating art.

Portrait session with Francine, Alexandria, Virginia. October, 2016.

Francine, a superstar figure model and veteran of the retail music industry (RIP Tower Records), recently stopped by the studio in Alexandria for a portrait sitting.  Francine and I had conflicting schedules for longer than I would like to admit and it was awesome – awesome! – to finally collaborate with her on a sitting.

Portrait session with Matt and Boo, Alexandria, Virginia. November, 2016.

I recently had the pleasure of making portraits of Matt and Boo, two hilarious and laid-back models from the DC metropolitan area.  The couple visited my Alexandria, Virginia, studio for a quick portrait session fueled by heavy metal, dirty jokes, and insider-chat on the state of alternative models, an infamous model-meets-photographer website, and creepy guys with cameras.  Fun!

Portrait session with Jared Flynn, New Jersey. October, 2016.

I recently had the honor of making a portrait of Jared Flynn, a fantastic artist and one of my oldest friends, during a trip to New Jersey.  Jared, a painter by trade, posed the classic test for any artist – how do you create a portrait of an artist that lives up to the sitter’s standards?  

Portrait session with Jo and Ava, Alexandria, Virginia. October, 2016.

After a recent portrait sitting with Jo, she paid me the one of the highest possible compliments – she asked me if I would photograph her and her daughter Ava and, to make it even cooler, she told me to approach it exactly as I please.  Another dream sitter!