Inspired by an iconic photograph of Marlon Brando shaving, my male model buddy of mine asked if we could take our own spin on the image. Shot in my studio, he actually started the day with a full mountain man beard and we proceeded the shave it off in order to get the shot. Here’s the end results.
For the August issue of San Francisco magazine, I was asked to photograph Cabaret artists that attend a local Speakeasy and really get into character. What was so interesting to me is that when each person walked in they were shy and timid, but I blasted old Sinatra music and asked they who they became in the Speakeasy they opened up and turned into alter-egos straight out of and old classic film. They were singing, dancing, and talking with the perfect old New York accent to make for some wonderful subjects. It was an afternoon of great music and amazing performances for the portraits.