Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Well Dressed Woman Is Always Dangerous

Last spring, I worked with Kristen Elmer of Silk & Cyanide again (previously here) to develop a lookbook for her new line. I ventured through the streets of New York with a team of models and stylists to capture the essence of a busy working woman. We then set up inside a midtown cigar bar to get a handful of dramatic interior shots. Ultimately, the goal was to emphasize a classic style that transitions easily from day to night, a collection "designed for dynamic and confident women that lead active work and social lives."

The rich reds, the mahogany hand-carved bookcases, and the general vibe of the location was fantastic. The lighting was definitely challenging but it's always exciting to experiment with various lighting patterns to achieve different effects.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Delicious Foods Organized into Simple Arrangements

Some people might think it's crazy to spend 15 minutes arranging lime slices on a countertop. Not me! There are always about 7 limes in my fridge so featuring them in a photograph was inevitable. The simplicity behind the images below is exactly what makes them interesting. The combination of light, repetitive patterns, and symmetry make for one delicious-looking photo.

They are both part of a new series that I'm just starting out. Can't wait to see where this food inspiration takes me...

Friday, February 15, 2013

Happy Hearts

I hope that everyone enjoyed a very happy day yesterday!! Since it was our first Valentine's Day as a married couple, Steve and I celebrated in style. First, we got up super early and ventured off to a local Brooklyn diner for a delicious waffles breakfast. In the afternoon, I received a lovely surprise delivery from Steve - a huge and colorful flower arrangement! Then the evening involved a cheesy rom-com, fancy champagne cocktails, and delicious heart-shaped treats baked by yours truly. If you know me, you know this was quite the accomplishment. I hope that each and every day in our future is as good as yesterday was! xoxo

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sunsets and Seashells

Last summer, I had the great opportunity to work with author Emily Morgan on her Next Time You See book series from NSTA Kids. Emily had three photographers working on the project. Seth Patterson focused mainly on the up close and personal nature shots and Judd Patterson provided a variety of landscape photography. As the third photographer, I produced a selection of images that featured children and adults interacting with sunsets and seashells. Below are the images that were selected for use in the book.

So, the next time you see a beautiful sunset or come across a crazy looking seashell on the shore, remember Emily's message that "you don't have to look far to find something remarkable in nature." You can check out both books on by clicking the titles below.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Scanner Bed Photography

Check out this really unique fashion shoot by photographer Henry Hargreaves and this experimental collection by Whitney Justensen - love love love! I have been lacking inspiration lately so I took a page from the book of these artists and began working on a few still life images of my own, using objects around the house and a scanner. These two shots have an outer space sort of feel. Hopefully this project will spark a bit of Hoz motivation and creativity in the next few weeks.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fashion Shoot with Silk and Cyanide

A few weeks ago, I had a really successful photo shoot for the clothing line Silk & Cyanide: A modern take on vintage style. Owner Kristen Elmer organized and styled the shoot, set up the backdrop, and of course, made the clothes. Models Julie Max (blonde) and Molly Randall (brunette) were awesome, and fabulous hair and make-up by Katherine Clay! The day went really well and here are some of the amazing shots I was able to capture.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Benjamin Von Wong Does Europe

I first came across Benjamin Von Wong's work when I featured a post about him on My Modern Met. Since then, I have become a huge fan of his work! The Montreal-based photographer creates the most mind-blowing images. Running with Flames is unreal, and since then I have discovered his affinity for all things dramatic. Rock on! My interest in dance photography also led me to his striking collection of a variety of ballet dancers and contortionists. Here are just a few of his photographs and definitely check out tons more of his work on his website.

As a fellow artist and photographer, I wanted to support his upcoming summer adventures into the unknown: Von Wong Does Europe. He describes the project as, "An international collaboration that will combine both the surreal vision of Von Wong with a variety of artists across Europe to create a series of inspirational and visually stunning photo and video portraits."Sounds like an excellent way to spend the summer!! I cannot wait to see the images as he treks across Europe to create even more of these incredibly passionate and impressive projects.

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